The coffee , shelving units and leather chair provide a little extra contrast- and the overall look is really striking. And speaking of accent colors, if light blue isn’t your thing, what about accenting with navy?

Room With Dark Pine Paneling Furniture

If your husband insists on keeping the wood, trim out those windows in a thick wood painted white moulding. Nothing fancy, just pieces of plain thick wood. No bevels either just 90 degree angles at the corners. Also, do this around any doors and paint the doors a creamy white.

Light blinds and light curtains with a black rod. Next, put a large piece of moulding where the wall meets that triangle part above the walls and continue it as crown moulding around the room. Again, 90 degree angles and no bevels. If wood is on the floor, lighten it up with a light rug underfoot. Paint the beds in a creamy white (consider taller painted headboards) and go for light bedding with a couple of gorgeous matching quilts for the end of the beds. Think about a modern ceiling fan and awesome watery, lake/beach pictures on the walls with thick white frames.

Painting Our Kitchen'S Wood Paneling

It took three different primers, but we finally got our kitchen paneling primed and painted successfully.

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Think about a more substantial nightstand in a light painted wood. Makes it feel cozy, bright and rustic at the same time. Having the white and the wood walls (and floors) would give both what they want. Of the 3000 square feet in my home, about 2000 is wood. Most rooms have pecky cypress walls with the same color trim, but white ceilings. So great solutions- white/creamy for trim of window and doors and on that glass top exterior door.

I loved the white walls with the wood trim in this post also. All that wood is gorgeous, but if you live in it everyday, it almost becomes depressing?

We have been talking about painting the drywall white. Our windows and doors are trimmed in wood, so thought they would accent the white well. Any suggestions about what color of white?

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While painting paneling isn't hard to do, proper preparation is important to allow the paint to adhere well. If grease or other problem stains are present, remove them using an appropriate cleaner, then wipe with a clean, damp rag. Be sure to get in the crevices of the panels, which tend to collect a lot of dirt. Don't worry about the color of the putty—it will dry neutral and covered with paint. Allow putty to dry, then sand the spackling flush with the surface. Get free painting or staining estimates from local professionals. This will take the sheen off the finish, which will allow the paint to adhere to it better. Don't get carried away and sand the surface down to the bare wood—just enough to rough up the existing finish. Here's how to choose the right sander for your project. Once everything has been sanded, go over the walls and trim with a clean, damp cloth to remove any sanding dust. This will give your room a nice, polished look. Allow the caulking to dry thoroughly before painting.

How to Paint Knotty Pine

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Cover the floor with drop cloths large enough to fit up all the way to the walls. It should have a long enough nap to fill the vertical grooves in the paneling, but short enough to leave a smooth surface.

We also advise using a roller with a large or adjustable handle. When working with trim, it's best to trade the paint roller in for a 4-inch paintbrush. This will give you better control of your tool and a more even application. Topcoat the trim using either oil or latex enamel as desired. And it involves much less work than tearing it out and replacing the room with drywall. Try your hand at this intermediate painting project and see how easy it is to upgrade your space in a weekend. The results are smooth, even, and updated!

Pilgreen, a modernist, planned to have the walls painted white. Pilgreen, who associated knotty pine with moosehead-adorned rec rooms of the 1950's. Over the summer, hordes of them, including prominent architects, voted on what the couple came to call the knotty-or-nice question. Knotty pine, the backdrop of so many spin-the-bottle games, is back. But now he may leave the kitchen walls au naturel.

I wouldn't have considered it,'' he said. Welles, pay attention to the size of the knots.

I like a tight grain with the small, delicate knots,'' he said. He explained that knots form near the perimeter where limb meets trunk. As old-growth forests disappear and harvested trees become smaller, so does the amount of clear wood away from the perimeter.

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Others say knotty pine simply responds to a yearning for something solid after the ethereal architecture of recent years. Gambrel, the decorator, is reveling in it. What specifically do you want to accomplish with your knotty pine walls and ceilings?

A light gray semi-gloss acrylic latex, two coats.

You will probably want to upgrade your hardware and this should fit in nicely with the wonderful tile floor that you had mentioned. After spending a month filling knot holes and improving the boards it was time to paint. This prevents any bleeding of any exposed knots. My once dingy basement now looks like a bright new cottage and the smell is gone.

I painted the walls 10 years ago and the knots are starting to bleed through. The kitchen back splash and cupboards are also knotty pine. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what color i could paint the cupboards to go with the knotty pine walls?

Use a high quality brush that’s suitable for the paint you’re using. After 10 years, the knots did not bleed through and the white has not yellowed.

I worried about the knots bleeding back through. and im going to paint the walls with a light color paint.

I just want to make sure i get this done right the first time!!!

Or, is it small holes to allow the sealer stain to soak in/penetrate the knot?

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They are now painted a lovely shade of sage green, in keeping with the style of the home.

I replaced the hardware with glass knobs and did some glass front cabinets for crystal glassware. Some people think it leaves a greater effect, others aren’t fond of it. What is the typical/common problems or facts rather about knotty pine?

We humans continuously emit gases and particulates and these organic products accumulate in our living areas. The gases are absorbed by the surfaces in the home and are re-emitted into the air you are breathing (and smelling). Likewise, the particulates (skin and hair cells primarily) break down with the help of bacteria and the bacteria emits odors that are characteristic of the decomposition of human cells. When you are finished, go outside for 30 minutes or so to allow your nose to adjust to neutral odors. Then go back in your house to see if the “old” smell has been lessened. If it has, then you know that you’ve made a start at removing it from your home. Then, to remedy the situation you will need to repeat this exercise, supplemented by a thorough wipe-down of all non-porous surfaces such as appliances and countertops, once a month for about a year. In addition to removing the particulates the vacuuming pulls odors out of the surfaces much faster than they would outgas. This will keep human odors from building up.

Mobile homes are especially susceptible to the accumulation of odors because they have poor ventilation and it is typical to have a higher number of people per square foot living in them as opposed to apartments or houses.

I have replaced the carpeting and drapes and it still smells old. Would it help to get some sort of odor neutralizer spray or bite the bullet and paint?

Its coming out nice, but finishing is not my forte. Wife wants a matching color to our accent wall in the living room. Please tell me step by step how to paint the knotted pine and hopefully cover it with a nice light colored paint.

I am using a semi-gloss exterior paint after priming. To darken the patch even more, mix in a drop or two of universal colorant. A small bedroom that was once a dark cave now has a very cottagey look. Why are wood paneled walls such a turn off?

They are thinner (and you usually need an extra coat, despite their “claims” that it will save a coat) and they don’t last as long (they also look a bit cheaper on the wall). What a difference painting your wood paneling can make. What are the most popular shades of gray paint ?

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I recommend them as they are good products. Choosing the right paint colors to harmonize with the knotty pine in your home helps bring your decor to life. For many years, they were considered a lower grade of timber, and knotty pine continues to be less costly than clear lumber. The advent of knotty pine in home decor began in the early 20th century, becoming a major trend in the 1950s when it was frequently featured in kitchens, dens and family rooms. Traditional knotty pine is characterized by warm yellow to orange colors; the wood is often stained and varnished.

How to Paint Wood Paneling

In traditional paneling, the boards are narrow with rounded edges that create a complex texture along with the knot pattern. Contemporary decor uses lighter shades of knotty pine, which are often achieved by bleaching or whitewashing. In contemporary paneling, the boards are frequently unvarnished, wider with smooth edges and placed horizontally. Traditional knotty pine is warm in color, while contemporary knotty pine reads as cool white or gray. Match warm red or orange knotty pine with warm shades, and cool white or gray knotty pine with cool colors. Neutrals blend well with both traditional and contemporary knotty pine. Use lighter neutrals such as off-white, beige and light taupe with darker knotty pines. Contemporary knotty pine can be set off with black or dark brown accents in a color scheme that includes light grays and similar neutrals. Blues and greens need careful selection but can produce striking effects with knotty pine. Cool, icy blues and greens complement knotty pine in contemporary decor. Reds, yellows and orange can work with contemporary knotty pine, but they are generally not recommended with the red-orange traditional shades. However, a light lemon yellow might look attractive with traditional knotty pine in a country kitchen. Shiny chrome fixtures complement these styles; you could also use brass or copper in country kitchens. Contemporary kitchens with light or whitewashed knotty pine can use neutral and pastel color schemes along with stainless steel or brushed-nickel fixtures and hardware to complete the look. Paint each poster board with a different sample color, carrying the paint out to the edges of the poster sheet. If you are selecting more than one color, such as for walls, ceiling and trim, cut the poster sheet into proportional sections and paint each section with one color from the grouping. Label each sample piece with the paint's color name and brand. Place your sample poster sheets against the knotty pine in the room to be painted. Look at the samples over several days under different light conditions, and in several positions around the room, until you're sure of your color choice. Wood shows up in homes as a wallcovering in a number of ways. At the turn of the century, wainscoting-large wood panels-was added to dining rooms and foyers to add a formal touch. In the 1930s, knotty pine tongue-in-groove and beadboard paneling began covering walls in dens and sun rooms. As they age, however, wood wallcoverings can suffer from a number of maladies, from simply a dull and dark look to broken and missing pieces. As with any other wallcovering, wood requires a bit of care and repair, something that is a fairly easy project for the do-it-yourselfer. If the cross-section of the wood appears to be one piece, then you have a solid covering. If you see a topcoat of wood on a backboard (usually made of wood fibers and called pressboard), then you have veneer paneling.

What type of covering you have will determine what you can do with it. For example, solid wood paneling can be sanded, if needed, to restore its luster. A veneer panel can be sanded, but only slightly. Paper and pressboard, meanwhile, can only be washed down. In addition to taking it down, one way to perk up wood veneer paneling is to clean it (see below) or paint it. To clean the wood, pour a good quality wood cleaner into a flat metal pan, and then moisten a sponge mop with the cleaner. Start at the top of the paneling and work your way down, rubbing the cleaner in one panel or wood strip at a time. Then take a broom, wrap a towel around it, and wipe down the wood. If the cleaning seems to restore the wood's luster, you can protect the finish with a coat of lemon oil. Unlike a wax protector, lemon oil does not produce a high gloss. Pour a very light coat of the lemon oil on a clean sponge mop and work it gently into the wood from top to bottom. If cleaning the wood doesn't bring it back to life, you'll need to refinish it by removing the existing shellac or varnish and putting on a new coat.

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Always start with a lighter color and work your way up to a darker color, mixing colors if needed. Apply the color with a cotton applicator. Then use a dry cloth to buff off any excess coloring. Larger flaws, such as a chip or a gouge, can be filled in with a commercial wood putty. After it dries, cover the patch with a matching stain as described above. Next, loose pieces of trim or paneling should be nailed back in place with small finishing nails. Countersink the nails with a nail punch, cover the exposed heads with a dab of wood putty and stain the dried putty as described above. Tongue-in-groove or beadboard pieces may be a bit more difficult to get back into place. To get the piece to fit properly, remove it by pulling out any nails that are holding it down. Then shave the piece down with a utility knife or a plane (this may require removing the tongue or bead) and reinstall it. Use a piece of two-by-four to coax the loose piece back into its spot before nailing it in place. Or you can have a new piece fabricated by a millwork shop. Again, you'll have to experiment with different shades of stain to match the new piece as closely as you can. If the missing piece is in a prominent spot, replace it with an existing piece from a less conspicuous place. Then use a new piece of wood to cover the inconspicuous spot. About the only way to remove a water stain is to bleach it out, often requiring the removal of the damaged wood. The problem comes with trying to dry the wood before the bleach produces new streaks, so the only effective way to bleach out a water stain is to submerge the entire piece of stained wood. Discoloration of the wood by sunlight is another problem that requires bleaching to correct. To start, try to determine if the wood is covered with a shellac or varnish. Shellac finishes usually have an orange luster to them and were commonly used on wainscotting.

The first step to refinishing is stripping. To strip a shellacked surface, apply alcohol to an extra fine piece of steel wool and choose an inconspicuous spot to begin. For varnished wood, use a chemical stripper and steel wool. Never apply the stripper directly to the wood. Work your way down from top to bottom, concentrating on a small area at a time and applying medium pressure. Make sure you cover the floor and furniture to prevent any damage. The stripping process will take you down to the stain or bare wood.

Be careful not to sand too much with wood veneer. If it's a less formal look, such as knotty pine, a polyurethane sealer will do well. Apply the stripper with steel wool and work it slowly into the surface. Make sure your work area is well-ventilated. A tool as simple as a butter knife or a screwdriver can be used to remove paint from grooves and other indentations.

I was going to save myself some time and just post her photos and let you guys have a go at it.

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We bought this house for both the location and for its potential but pretty much everything needs to be updated. The wood paneling and detailing in the living room was a major draw for us. Even in this area with historic homes , it’s hard to find that kind of workmanship. However it is a bit heavy and the wood has many knots. It seems as though it was lime washed at some point to tone down the orange tone of the wood. Perfection” is what my husband calls my current state. This living room is the heart of our home. A million thanks again for including it in your blog!

This is the same view as photo number one but a different time of day. The living room on an obviously bright, sunny day.

We just had just been discussing a pine stain that is too red. In all fairness, the rooms are empty, but that’s a lot of brown. And if stay, will dictate the colors, a lot.

I think that a predominantly blue and white scheme would be stunning with all of the wood.

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Room Dark Pine Paneling With Natural Wood Walls Ceilings

Here we can see a mix of wood stain paneling and painted wood paneling. And it’s not that they never painted the trim white and the walls a color.

I would rather see a more complimentary color for the wallpaper. The cure is a new caching plugin that also fixed the mobile site!

You can see how much finer the older paneling is, and how much more elegant the carving and milling. It’s difficult to tell from the photo, but it looks either white-washed or else bleached as the wood is so pale. Absolutely hire an excellent painter to paint that knotty pine (or remove it entirely if you have an enormous budget!). The walls could then be plastered or drywalled. A glass-paneled door, or something similar, could allow access.

I personally would remove the commercial wallpaper (not hand painted) and then paint the entire dining room.

I feel the wallpaper would not be a good background for art and beautiful wall lighting, such as brass sconces. At least consult a good painter and he will probably be able to take care of the knots and so forth.