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Those of you that put Luan floors in your loft.....

Did you just put it down and go? Or did you paint it? If so, what kind of paint?
 

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I have a 4' x 8' loft in my barn. I dropped a sheet of luan over the existing wooden barn floor and trimmed out the perimeter with some quarter round molding I had left over from a remodel project. That's it, nopaint or finish. I scrape the luan daily with a garden hoe, and occasionly sweep around some chalk (Belgium White) to help keep things dry. It's slowly turning white in color, looks great, and is easy to clean. Good luck!
 

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Thinking about it some more, my other lofts have smooth plywood floors which I painted with multiple coats of a semi gloss paint. After a few years of scraping, most of the paint towards the middle has been scraped off. Bottom line, if your floor is reasonably smooth, I wouldn't bother painting. Luan is a cheap, smooth surface that scrapes easy. If you eventually wear thru it, just drop in a new sheet.
 
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