I'm redoing my bathroom, and I've built (but not glued) several new
floating panel doors (cope and joint). I was wondering if anyone had
any advice on how to go about painting them.
I plan on using an opaque white paint (primed first, and then
painted). I'm a bit worried about the following things:
1) For the grooves that accept the panel, how do you paint it to
prevent the paint from beading? Is it ok to use a different type of
paint for inside the grooves (or is it ok to just prime it, and not
2) I'd like to glue up the upper end of the frame and sand it flush
prior to painting. The pannel would slide in from the bottom -- it
isn't as important that the bottom be perfectly flush.
3) Besides the groove, should the frame be painted before or after it
is glued up? (or a combination of both?)
4) Are there any tricks to prevent the frame from warping during the