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Old 09-27-2019, 09:19 AM   #1
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Wood Walled and Trimmed Living Space - Paint Ideas?


My house has what was probably a beautiful fancy wood walled room when it was built in 1986, but it looks very dated at this point; The trim is all high quality and still in good shape;

I'm considering fully painting this room a light gray, or possibly an off-white to brighten and modernize it (100% of the wood);

I'm having a hard time finding good before and after photos of a room like this .. I see lots of wood paneled rooms painted, but this is actually nice trim and not cheap wood paneling.

Thoughts / Ideas? I think this room would be beautiful with a smooth professional paint job on 100% of the woodwork
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I'd be tempted to take all the wood down and just put up drywall, but if you want to keep it, I'd definitely paint it. I'd paint an off white. Gray walls and gray furniture will look drab, dreary and depressing. Not that you asked, but I'd change the rug to a colorful and larger one. There's no color in there.
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Don't do it! It's not a good marriage choice and it's an awful divorce.
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Smh. I think there should be a law against painting good wood.
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Some people prefer paint, some prefer natural and stain, and lots of it. I suspect you'll get 8 more comments about your plans being blasphemous.

This was defnitely a DIY job, regardless if they used a good veneer plywood. I would paint it, and probably even add some proper base in the room and some plinths + molding on the FP surround just for starters.
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While I don't like painting over nice natural/stained wood I've done it many times. Proper prep is important! You need to sand lightly and apply 1 coat of a solvent based primer. That will insure the paint bonds well. Then 2 coats of your choice of paint should finish the job. Don't forget to caulk the joints.
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Don't forget to caulk the joints.

Would this be done after the primer?
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Since the wood already has a finish it doesn't matter too much if it's before or after. The main thing is to sand first and wipe of any sanding dust.
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I know some of you (elder) men, lol and no offense, prefer this stained wood, but sorry, it looks like an old stuffy library or courtroom or something to that nature. Yuk. Look how much more modern, cheery, light and airy the rooms look in the pics 3onthetree looks. JMO!
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I know some of you (elder) men, lol and no offense, prefer this stained wood, but sorry, it looks like an old stuffy library or courtroom or something to that nature. Yuk. Look how much more modern, cheery, light and airy the rooms look in the pics 3onthetree looks. JMO!



I resemble them at 57 years old, however, I like the painted look also.
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On second thought it's a good idea and maybe we should promote this painting more. If we just buy some wall board of chinese quality, and paint it white, in time that may allow some of our native hardwood forests to recover.
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On second thought it's a good idea and maybe we should promote this painting more. If we just buy some wall board of chinese quality, and paint it white, in time that may allow some of our native hardwood forests to recover.



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People that don’t like (love) the look of stained wood should not buy 100 year old houses that have it.
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Sometimes wood panels/faux paneled does not look stuffy or overbearing, if it was done by a professional with good proportions and milled profiles. Here, it wasn't done too well IMO. Something looks weird going on with the front window too.

Here's an example if you want to keep some of it stained.
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