Monday, April 07, 2014

Spring Remodeling: Painting

Old stained paper-covered wall paneling.
Yesterday you read about our new ceiling panels. The next step in our spring remodeling project was to tackle the interior paper coated paneling of the kitchen and great room.

The paneling was stained near windows, doors, and the woodstove chimney. To match the new white ceiling panels, and to keep bright, we used white semi-gloss paint on the upper portion of the front wall.

Semi-gloss paint over paneling to refresh the front cabin wall.
First John removed the thin vertical decorative cedar strips. Then he put on three layers, primer and two coats of paint. The semi-gloss should make wiping off water stains easier. While he was at it, John repainted the window sills and door frames. When he put the decorative strips back up, he used wider spruce ones. We left the upper window frame and beams natural. I like the way the exposed wood breaks up the large white expanse. And, have you ever seen a cleaner storage loft? Getting that was worth a lot. Thanks John! -- Margy

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