07:22AM | 09/03/04
Member Since: 09/02/04
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I wanted to paint my family room but the problem is that the room has knotty pine wall and the ceiling. Is it possible to paint over this kind of wood? The room is very dark and depressing and I want it to brightened up this room. What are your suggestions? thanks!!


03:48AM | 09/04/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I take it that the paneling is older and has darkened up over the years.

To prep the paneling before you paint it you will want to wipe it down with mineral spirits/paint thinner and then wash with an amonia and water mix to make sure it is clean and any wax that may have been used over the years is removed.

Then you will want to prime it with Zinsser BIN pigmented shellac which will hold back bleeding from the knots and give you a great base to apply your finish paint. The finish paint can be any acrylic finish you desire but flat or satin/eggshel will be the best looking and plan on two coats of finish paint to get coverage.

Enjoy your new look.


03:26PM | 09/04/04
Member Since: 09/02/04
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thank you very much!! :)
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