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Gents, for those in the know... it seems the Homasote sheets I bought today for the layout has a textured side and a slightly smooth side.   Not a big difference, but I figured I'd ask... Is there a preferred side up for those experienced with it?   Yes, I will paint with latex paint for an in-house, air-conditioned gameroom layout.   Thx.

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The Homasote I buy has a mess substrate seen on one side, I put that side down and use the textured side which is what you would do if you were hanging it on a wall. I have no idea if it matters for layout use. Don't be surprised if it curls some as the paint dries if you haven't fastened it down. It'll still lay flat with screws or glue.

All Homasote apparently is not created equal.  The stuff I used has a fine mesh pattern on both sides.  I didn't spend any time thinking about which side to put down, it was just cut to side and slapped down.  Mine is all screwed down with a lot of screws, 700-800 for the whole 12 x 24 main surface.

Edges and around openings got a lot of screws, as well as seams.

All the seams and countersunk screws were then filled in with Speed Finish and sanded smooth.

Finally, it got a coat of brown paint.

After that, the finish fascia went on.

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All Homasote apparently is not created equal.  The stuff I used has a fine mesh pattern on both sides.  I didn't spend any time thinking about which side to put down, it was just cut to side and slapped down.  Mine is all screwed down with a lot of screws, 700-800 for the whole 12 x 24 main surface.


After that, the finish fascia went on.

John what material did you use for fascia that bent around the curves?
Joe

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