I have an 8x22 sunroom that is being painted for first time. The front wall & ends are mostly windows but everything that isn't windows I'm painting "moonlight" which is a soft yellow & using white as trim.
My problem is... the other (long) wall is red cedar wood. Cedar is almost impossible to cover with a light color paint without bleed through. It would much easier to cover if I use some shade of red paint. Do you think in a room this narrow that the color red would make it seem smaller? Would you try to paint it yellow? I could really use your input as how you would handle this. Thanks.
Sep 19, 2012, 10:01 PM
It won't cover, even with an appropriate primer?
You didn't attach any pics so don't know how the red cedar looks without paint. Have you considered leaving it natural? Just another possibility -
Let us know how it turns out and good luck!
P.S. I would consider the flow with adjacent rooms but many/most versions of red look terrific with yellow IMHO.This message has been edited. Last edited by: blueday,
Sep 20, 2012, 08:00 AM
Sep 20, 2012, 10:19 AM
A portion of our exterior facade is reddish cedar. Over the years, we decided to use a solid stain to freshen it tho I hated to disguise the fact it was wood and not manmade siding. We've used SW Almond Tree (see choices in link below) which is a pale golden/beige hue and it still reveals the grain and wears for a number of years (ours is exposed to the elements). The point is, that a solid stain in even a pale color made for wood should do the trick.