Making panels to paint on. I’m following the procedure recommended by Stapleton Kearns. The panels are hardboard, cut to size on a table saw, and given two coats of oil based primer (Zinsser also makes a shellac based primer, but you need the oil based one). Stape throws his on the grass to dry, but when I tried it, they picked up a bunch of random plant matter and insects, so for the second coat I moved to an improvised platform in the driveway. After a light sanding I painted the backs to prevent warping and moisture getting in. Looking forward to actually painting on them.