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Old 06-07-2020, 09:01 AM   #1
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Paint T&g Beforehand?


i always say " no you can`t " when asked .

but has anyone ever tried painting t&g , and then assembling it?
will the paint bind up in the joints ?

this willl be a very show`y area. i need it to look good when finished.

got a lot of cypress to put up , and its raining a lot these days

one of the guys said " can`t we paint the t&g first?
of course i said no,

i guess i could experiment with a few small pieces
but thought i`d ask since its sunday .

or maybe prime it , since some primer is thinner
or watered down paint of the color i want to use.


, but will that reall do me anything in the long run

i do plan to 2 coat paint it either way again after either way.
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:05 AM   #2
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Prime with primer tinted the topcoat color.

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This question also depends on the T and G cut, and how much relief is present. Can the cut allow for a paint coating.....etc.

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I've done it when the customer wanted stain, so there was virtually no interference between the T and the G.
I'll see if I can find the pics.
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We have done it with pine and cedar. If you don't do it ahead of time, you may see some bare areas when the wood shrinks.
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i guess i`ll try the tinted prime tomorrow
i have lots of scraps.
like i said , its rained almost every day for the last 2-3 weeks.
i have about 2000 l. feet to put up.
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I buy all my tongue and groove prefinished. Never had an issue, however the T&G company could be knived for it.


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Like Warren said, it's a mess when it shrinks and exposes nude.

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I've pre-stained my t&g ceilings and i was a lot of work in part b/c of the drying space necessary.

if you're painting, I would lay the 16's out so they rack back at an angle and shoot just the tongue's a quick coat. as long as the 1 coat gives you enough coverage without adding thickness. The tinted primer idea sounds like a winner-would there be any concern with difference of sheen between top coat and primer?
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I've polyurethaned miles of T&G before installation. Never had a problem installing it.
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I have primed T & G prior to installation with no problems of paint build up. The tinted primer is a good option should there be shrinkage.
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I always paint t&g before installation.
If you install it, then paint, then you get some shrinkage and it looks like crap.
Paint beforehand, then get some shrinkage and itís still painted


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I made the mistake of laying a ton of it out on plastic on a driveway and spraying it all ahead of time. Half that stuff curled up like a rainbow as it dried. Dumbass. If you do it ahead of time, find a place to get it done in a climate controlled environment.
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Bare minimum tint some primer and paint the tongues. That way if (when) it shrinks it won't really be noticeable. You'll still have color on the areas that show up.
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Don't get much shrinkage with kiln dried.


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