Return to the Paint Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Glue the 6 panel door before painting?

Posted by dancingqueen (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 28, 11 at 0:31

I've been working on sanding the bathroom door and also the cabinets in preparation for painting. The door is a six panel and the panels in two places move around a LOT. Since the inside of the door will be painted but the outside is stained wood should I glue the panels in place so they don't shift around before I paint? Is there a reason they need the movement? Just use regular wood glue?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Glue the 6 panel door before painting?

The floating panels are there to allow for expansion and contraction of the wood. If you paint the doors, there may be some maintenance down the road when the panels move. I usually caulk the panels in place by running a small bead of caulk around the entire panel and smoothing it down with a wet finger. Yes, this defeats the purpose of the floating panel, but a painted 6 panel door with floating panels looks pretty bad with those gaps inside the panels. A high quality caulk with withstand some movement because it has some flex.


 o
RE: Glue the 6 panel door before painting?

When assembling floating panel doors, I put one spot of glue in the center top/bottom of each panel. That keeps the panel centered while the edges shrink and expand seasonally. If you glue at the edges, the panel will split.
Casey


 o
RE: Glue the 6 panel door before painting?

Thank you. I am so glad I asked!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Paint Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here