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Old 08-26-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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my family room is western cedar, and it seems a bit dark..id like to lighten
this area up, can this be painted without it soaking up so much paint, or if you
have any other suggestions, id love to hear them..thanks...

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Old 08-27-2005, 01:12 AM   #2
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my family room is western cedar, and it seems a bit dark..id like to lighten
this area up, can this be painted without it soaking up so much paint, or if you
have any other suggestions, id love to hear them..thanks...

Raw cedar? How old is it? Has it ever been painted or stained before?

If not you could prime it with a coat of Zinsers BIN and then paint it, two coats.

If it has been stained or finished before you could give it a good sanding and prime it with BIN.

BIN really soaks into pourous(sp?) wood well. I have done brand new cedar with it several times and have never needed a second coat of primer.

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patticake, is the cedar stained or finished in any way?
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about the western cedar...this western cedar is a wood all its own..its
not reddish like the cedar in a cedar chest..
its very rough, and has never been stained..it still has the natural splinters
on it..its very attractive, just a bit dark for me..also i have the western cedar
beams at the top and im just debating on something to lighten it up..thanks so much and once again im so sorry i didnt get right back to you, in fact i really
forgot about this post..thanks so much...patti
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Ohhhh...if that's what I think it is I don't think there is a good way to paint it
Out here there was a fad called barn board in the '70s
Rough wood "paneling"
Lots of splinters, very rugged...and yes, very dark
It sounds a lot like local versions of the same type of thing


Usually the procedure is to remove it, as it is paneling and should have drywall under it
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