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kevinjm4 | Posted in General Questions on

i just finished up painting 8 (soon to be 16) pre primed smooth hardie panels with exterior Benjamin Moore acrylic latex paint.

does anyone have good suggestions for stacking these???

I’m not positive, but I do think hardie recommends you lay them flat. And I would prefer to
do it this way too as I want to limit warping to make my install easier. Unless someone knows a good leaning technique that limits warp and paint sticking that they prefer, I’ll take that too

these are quite heavy, and my fear is that stacking them on top of one another will cause paint to come off in places, especially for the pieces near the bottom of the stack.

is there a product or material out there that works well to divide the panels, that also wouldn’t stick to the tacky paint? I plan to let them dry of course, but after 24 hours of drying I don’t see them changing much after that.

thanks again.

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  1. Trevor_Lambert | | #1

    At 24 hours of cure time, they will stick together. I'd separate them with sticks and wax paper between the sticks and paint.

  2. monkeyman9 | | #2

    I waited a couple days and still had a little sticking, but not too bad. I'd give it as long as you can. Few days...week.

  3. Expert Member
    BILL WICHERS | | #3

    I’ve used bits of old scrap wire as spacers before. Think of the wire pieces as little dowels to use as separators.


    1. monkeyman9 | | #4

      That's a good idea. Wish I did that.

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