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Old 06-11-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hello,

We just bought a home and our bathroom walls are covered in what looks like cedar siding. I've attached a picture. The cedar has a shiny coating on it so presumably they've sealed it against moisture.

I would like to paint this white - do I need to sand it first? Can I just prime and paint with bathroom paint? Any other tips?

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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People would pay big money to to have a bathrroom that look like that.
Think long and hard before paint in it.
If you do there's no going back and will just look like painted car siding.

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Thanks for your opinion. I just thought it looked kind of dated? But maybe we'll reconsider...
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That is awfully pretty cedar to paint. But if you do, it will be helpful to know the type of finish on it now.
If its a oil or latex varnish or polyurethane, its pretty strait forward. You will need to scuff sand, and use a good bonding primer.
However, I once did a cedar bathroom similar to yours with clear epoxy. If its something like that, might be more complex.
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Thanks for your opinion. I just thought it looked kind of dated? But maybe we'll reconsider...
So does the Mona Lisa.
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that's a unique looking bathroom. Not dated at all.

dated = wallpaper.

Painting over it all would make it look so bland.
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that's a unique looking bathroom. Not dated at all.

dated = wallpaper.

Painting over it all would make it look so bland.

in your opinion, certainly not mine
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If it was something like knotty pine T & G, paneling, 4 X 4 plastic pink or green tiles then I would have suggested to gut it or nail the door shut for 50 years until it cames back in fashion and becomes trendy again.
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Lots of prep work to paint cedar. It bleeds tannins so you will need a quality stain-blocking primer, an oil-based primer at that to block the tannin bleed. Then, two coats of quality latex. Gonna be a tough DIY job IMO.
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Lots of prep work to paint cedar. It bleeds tannins so you will need a quality stain-blocking primer, an oil-based primer at that to block the tannin bleed. Then, two coats of quality latex. Gonna be a tough DIY job IMO.
I was wondering, depending on the type of finish on it, if the tannin wouldn't be locked in already?
If its anything but latex Polly, it would still need an oil prime for adhesion.
I agree it would probably be tough for most DIY's to make that look as good as it does now with paint.
I have painted some T&G lately (pine).Mostly in log homes where the people were just tired of looking at so much wood. It can actually look pretty good.
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Well stated, Jmays.......it does indeed look like it has a clear coat of some sort.
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in your opinion, certainly not mine
Mine either. Carefully chosen paper adds a lot IMO. 70s Wallpapers to Go sold of bins as the rage is another matter.

Bad choice of flooring color to go with that cedar but I would think twice before painting it white. At least rescue it and use it somewhere else. I think painting over it is going to look hyper goofy.
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Newlyweds in 2030 entering home built in 2012

"God this looks awful, who would use stainless steel for appliances, and look at that awful Granite counter top, This all has to go, I want Formica countertops, and avocado colored appliances "
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Newlyweds in 2030 entering home built in 2012

"God this looks awful, who would use stainless steel for appliances, and look at that awful Granite counter top, This all has to go, I want Formica countertops, and avocado colored appliances "
and cantaloupe carpet....

This is great news... I don't have to update anything for 17 years...I'm allready set for 2030...
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Dated would be the old wood paneling with shag carpet and popcorn ceilings and Harvest gold fixtures. Just my opinion but to paint would take from unique to generic.

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