Although, this isn't exactly home improvement - I hope it's OK to ask this. If not, please flag for deletion.

I'm currently working on designing a theatre set. Our director would like a portion of the stage to be white. We have a limited run & as such don't have the time to paint the parts of the stage white (from black) & repaint before we need to get out.

Instead, we plan to lay down a thin piece of wood painted white or white lino. I have 2 questions:

  1. Is there a recommended type of wood to use?
  2. How can we attach wood/lino to the stage without damaging the stage?
  • I've seen temporary flooring put down on a stage in preparation for a ballet performance. It's black. I think they tape it down. It might be expensive. I don't know if it comes in other colors. // Maybe you could use some kind of tape, applied in slightly overlapping rows. At first I was thinking of electrical tape, which is easy to remove, but then I came across something called vinyl tape on Amazon. You'd have to ask whether it leaves a residue and whether it's easy to pull off. – aparente001 Feb 7 '19 at 1:26

how tough do you need it to be? pressure sensitve glue is probably a good attach method.

Lino will probalby lie flat, vinyl flooring (a different product) probably will not.

Vinyl signwriters film may be a good option.

painted builders paper held down with gaffers tape at the seams and edges is much cheaper and will be easier to remove.

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