I am interested in replacing wood panels with Hardie Board. The panels need to be painted to match the existing structure.
In this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfPIDZnpydo it seems that a lot of additional effort is expended for post-installation painting, instead of pre-painting. Id' like to understand why post-installation painting is the practice and not pre-installatio painting.
Is there any reason not to prepaint the board? It seems that it is easier to paint them in a controlled environment vs outdoors.