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LindsyLoo 11-04-2011 10:25 PM

LindsyLoo
 
I know everybody hates painting oak white, but i just moved into a home with lots of oak Paneling on the walls and a oak fireplace. I am a contemporary girl who actually thinks that the white oak will fit my new look! My walls are two shades of light grey and a dark grey accent wall. I also have white floor boards and white casings. My accessory color is teal. Please Help...

What is the best way to go about this????

chrisBC 11-05-2011 01:41 AM

Are you asking how to paint the walls?

or what colours you should use?

I would clean the wood with tsp, prime and 2 coats of paint. You can fill the panelling edges in as well, depends how perfect you want the wall to look.

chrisn 11-05-2011 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisBC (Post 764123)
Are you asking how to paint the walls?

or what colours you should use?

I would clean the wood with tsp, prime and 2 coats of paint. You can fill the panelling edges in as well, depends how perfect you want the wall to look.


There you go.:thumbsup:

Rinse, the tsp, rinse it again, rinse it AGAIN
quality primer
quality top coats

jsheridan 11-05-2011 06:00 AM

If you use TSP, yes, be sure to rinse well. And use a quality bonding primer. How old is the home Lindsy? I'm assuming this is oak panel as opposed to the thin sheet paneling that looks like oak. In older homes a lot of paneled wood was waxed and buffed, prior to poly finishes. Take a piece of 100 grit sandpaper and sand some of the wood. If it was waxed the sandpaper will begin to clog with wax. I would try that and get back with the results.
Joe


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