Paint or replace a luan panel?
Is it possible to paint a luan panel with any long-term (say long term = 5 years) lifetime success? What steps would it take to do that?
I've read that luan is affected by moisture, so I'm wondering if latex paints won't adhere, or I'll run into some problems.
Behind one of our radiators seems to be a panel of luan (luaun?) which the previous owner put there to cover up a cavity in the wall. I was investigating and poking behind the radiator and managed to shift the panel and now it looks awful out of position.
I have an opportunity coming to drain the heating system and disconnect and move the radiator so I can access that panel and fix it. I'm thinking it would be nice to also paint it, so it's not so noticeable behind the radiator.
I'm also wondering if the ideal thing really would be to replace the piece of luan with a piece of drywall covering the cavity. Any thoughts on that as the better option? Any other better options?
Thanks in advance!