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Jun 12, 2012, 11:03 AMaudi
as a quick fix can I paint masonite paneling if so what to use, the paneling is in the tub/shower area.
Jun 12, 2012, 05:40 PMjoecaption
#1 It should never ever been used in a wet area.
#2 It should never evey have been used in a wet area.
That stuff is trash and will do nothing but fall apart, delamininate and cause way more damage and mold behind the panels.
Remove it and add an acrilic enclosure, even a cheap paper thin one will do better then that stuff.
Jun 12, 2012, 06:57 PMJaybee
Probably a good idea to point out that it should never have been used in a wet area.
On top of that, it will not hold paint well.
Jun 13, 2012, 10:02 AMaudi
I totally agree that it should not have been used in the first place but we are unable to remove it at this time and need a quick fix.
Jun 13, 2012, 05:04 PMjoecaption
6 Mil. plastic would be more leak proof then that stuff.
Jun 14, 2012, 09:35 PMswschrad
paint will not stick unless the melamine top coat is sanded off. at that point, if the Masonite has not crumbled away already, it will before you know it, paint or no paint.
that stuff is called "milk house panel" in my neck of the woods, and it is assumed on the farm that it's going to have to be replaced early and often. its only good point is you can wipe it with disinfectant for maybe half a year before you have to replace it.
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