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Forum topic by Paul posted 04-23-2012 10:44 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2012 10:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carriage house doors barn doors garage doors

I have been working on new carriage style garage doors. The substrate is ply which has been painted with a hefty coat of oil base. Then I have a full facade of 3/4 by 5 1/2 strips half lapping over each other with room to expand. then I have another layer of the same in the traditional X pattern and the ( still to be installed ) arch over the windows.
I would like to paint them. Someone told me to be careful when painting cedar because the cedar might warp.
Is there a proper way to paint cedar?

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 04-24-2012 04:33 AM


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#2 posted 04-24-2012 05:10 AM

Every wood has risk to warp.
To minimize the warping then you need to make sure that that wood is dry enough. Then lay your paint in both sides of your wood panels.


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#3 posted 04-24-2012 05:22 AM

Make sure it’s dry, prime it with alkaline primer and then paint with either latex or oil base paint.

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