Painting Garage Doors- A Problem

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Old 05-17-03, 02:19 PM
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Painting Garage Doors- A Problem

I was preparing my wooden 12 panel garage doors for painting when I noticed some of the lower panel inserts- plywood- have started to delaminate.

Is there some way to repair this damage short of tearing the doors apart and putting in new panels?

I'm hoping there is a kind of paint or primer or ? that will seal the whole mess and stabilize the plywood so that the delamination is stopped in its tracks.

All advice welcome...

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Old 05-18-03, 06:20 PM
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Painting delaminating plywood won't solve your problem. You can replace the panels, but don't try to disassemble the door, unless you have lots of time and the tools to pull the joints apart. Remove the old panels, measure them, make new one the same size as the opening plus 1/4" in length. Flex the new panel and slide it into the slots. Center it from side to side and top to bottom and caulk it in place on both sides. The caulk will hold it. Caulk is quite effective as a means of bonding pieces of wood together each to the other by bonding to the caulk. Prime and paint.

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