i painted the ugly paneling

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kmclaughlin
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Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:03 pm

before
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main living room
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side wall
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hallway
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we are using a rustoleum paint on the bedroom door knobs. i didnt like the look of the brass and didnt want to buy new knobs. i will post them when we get them back on the doors. :)

paint color is applesauce cake from olympic paint( lowes)


Willc
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Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:45 pm

looks good I hoped you use proper prep
Starting over remodel junkie

kmclaughlin
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Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:08 am

Willc wrote:looks good I hoped you use proper prep
washed walls with TSP
and then primed with kilz 2 :)

CyndyB
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Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:33 pm

It looks great! It's so much work but worth it, don't you think!

Love what I could see of your decor.....it looks primitive/country, which is my personal favorate. Would love to see more!

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Yanita
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Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:19 pm

Hi,

Looks good, I totally understand all the work involved when painting/cleaning and priming all that miserable paneling! I only have one small section left to do! Uggghhh, am already thinking of changing colors in a few rooms....what am I thinking?

Yanita
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Arlo
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Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:21 pm

It looks ten times lighter and brighter! I love the look of painted paneling. It looks country cottage which is the style I love.

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Yanita
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Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:50 pm

Hey Arlo, thats my decor style!

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Trudi
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:37 am

What a transformation :!: That looks so cheerful now, and really sets off your accessories. Big pat on the back :!:


Yanita, I would love to see the things you have done. Got pics? I'm in a slump right now, and need inspiration to get moving again. :)

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Yanita
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:41 am

LOL, I am the worst at trying to get pics from photo album to any site. I have pics and will gladly post them..when is another question though. I have some before and afters , but not alot of before, LOL, it was way to ugly to photograph!

Yanita
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kmclaughlin
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Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:58 pm

here is a link to my pics..........
http://good-times.webshots.com/slidesho ... 9460OdjHul

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Teresa73
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:28 pm

I love the new look 100 times more than the paneling,
it's a very refreshing *new* look and cozy paint color.

Has the paint flaked, scratched, or chipped at all since painted ?

I painted paneling once when I was younger - without the KILZ or washing first.. God what a horrible mess that was lol The paint literally slid down the wall and never held. It chipped, peeled, slid, bubbled, and I think once even tried to attack the dog >.<

You did a great job! It looks very beautiful <3
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kmclaughlin
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Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:27 am

no problems so far. lol
i also changed the door knobs to a rusty older looking appearance with spray paint.

Cleo
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Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:52 pm

The painted paneling looks great. Did you wash the walls down with water after washing with TSP? Did you sand? Also, did you tint the Kilz the applsauce color? Did you apply one or two coats of paint on top of the Kilz?

Thanks

kmclaughlin
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Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:18 am

Cleo wrote:The painted paneling looks great. Did you wash the walls down with water after washing with TSP? Did you sand? Also, did you tint the Kilz the applsauce color? Did you apply one or two coats of paint on top of the Kilz?

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i used a little TSP mixed with white vinegar and i didnt go back and rinse.
i sanded only the spots that we had filled in with joint compund, which were the nail holes only. we didnt fill in the grooves.
no, i didnt tint the kilz...
we applied one coat of paint over the kilz. :)

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WildIrish
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Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:51 am

Fortunately, much of the paneling has already been painted over in our MH.

However....

One bedroom, previously used by the former owner's young daughter, has periwinkle paint on two walls, and a flat pink that looks like calamine lotion on the other two. I like pink and purple as much as anybody, but these colors completely clash and are too dark for such a small room!

When winter's over, we're going to be painting that monstrosity, so it looks more like the picture at the top of this thread!
[img]http://i30.tinypic.com/2v9p75c.gif[/img]

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