Tips on painting beadboard, please!
As a write this, a laundry alcove is being created on the first floor. I'll be delighted to get the washer and dryer out of the dungeon basement.
The alcove's new walls and ceiling are beadboard -- not the very thin, pre-painted paneling, but a slightly thicker (3/8") wood (plywood?) version. Hearing that beadboard can be difficult to paint, I asked the contractor if I should paint it prior to installation. He said no, I should do it afterward.
So tomorrow I'll be faced with the job of painting it. The paint I chose is a Kilz color. Can I put that directly on the surface, or do I need a separate primer? Any special kind of prep?
Shall I use a brush instead of a roller?
Can you tell I don't have a great deal of painting confidence? :-)