|Forum topic by rut||posted 571 days ago||1305 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
571 days ago
I’m at the point that I’m considering the best way to paint my new raised panel doors. I’m unclear as to the best method, painting before assembly or after?
I’ll be using a hvlp sprayer. My concern with spraying before assembly is keeping paint off all of the glue areas on the stiles/rails.
I also considered painting the raised panel before assembly then painting the remainder after assembly (taping the panels so they don’t get repainted.
My concern with painting after assembly is will I develop paint cracks where the stiles/rails meet? I’m assuming I would only see this if for some reason the joint failed and the wood separated a bit but I’m not sure.
Any suggestions appreciated.