does anyone have an opinion about painting knotty pine. I have done a test sample and the knots are concealed. We have a small "great room" the walls and ceilings in the LR, DR, and kitchen are wood. There is a large moss rock fireplace , and I have chosen a color in the fireplace for the horizontal planks of wood. We are planning to keep the ceilings and the door trim pine. We just wonder if the house would go down in value covering wood, or would it increase the value? Any thoughts?
I don't see why it would decrease the value of your house to paint the wood. My house and several others in my neighborhood (all built in the 50's) have knotty pine kitchens, and mine has a knotty pine master bedroom. After many years I decided ENOUGH of living in a dungeon and painted both. Eventually I painted the pine trim throughout the house as well. I left the knotty pine interior of my closet in case some future owner is interested in seeing what the walls would look like. Paint, after all, can always be stripped.
Yes,it could decrease the value. But it all depends. Remember that trends come and go. Solid wood was at one time a valued commodity on a home. It will be so again, if it is in the right home at the right time. You have to do what is right for you, not for some unknown time in the future.
Actually, I heard a design pro talking about good wood furniture say that if you want to protect your wood, paint it! I was shocked. I wish I could remember her name, She was Canadian and had a design show that aired on either Discovery or The Learning Channel??? Does that ring a bell with anyone?
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