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Old 07-31-2011, 10:44 PM  
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Default Paint new pinewood floorboards before install?

I want to install new soft/pinewood floors in a lake shack. I want them painted a bright color enamel. Should I plan to paint them before installation or after?

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This 25-year old shack, which hasn't been used in several years, has chipboard floors that are flaking, so it needs a new floor. I want cheap board floors, painted with enamel paint to go over the chipboard.



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Old 08-01-2011, 10:11 AM  
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I would paint after. That way, you can't see the nail and when you nail it in and miss, you won't mess the paint job up.

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