So we're knee deep in our bath remodel. The room is gutted. Rough plumbing and electrical should be done soon, then I'll put up greenboard, cement backer board on the floor, etc. after the rough inspection.
We're going to install beadboard panels 4' high around the entire room with a cap and baseboard. They are pre-primed MDF panels.
So a couple of questions:
- Would you paint the panels BEFORE they are installed or AFTER?
- If you were to paint AFTER, would you brush or spray the finish (Gloss latex)?
My wife wants to paint the panels after I cut them to size, but before they're installed. I'm suggesting that they might get scraped up a little during installation, and painting they afterward would be best.