So we are on our way over to my cousin's house to help her renovate her living room right now .
It has some older um stained paneling , which is actually really beautiful wood , but to help make it nice and modern , we're going to paint it a bright white .
Um It's going to be beautiful .
I think there's like wood beams , there's a fireplace like built in shelving .
It's a really cool old home .
Um So we are going to go head that way .
Now , painting over paneling is not the easiest thing to do .
So we're going to share some tips and tricks with you guys and show you how we go about doing it .
So this is the room , we're going to start taping everything off .
She wants to keep these beams natural , which I think will be beautiful .
Um I think we're also going to keep this natural , but we're going to sand it down and stain it so that it's a little bit different color .
She doesn't really like that orange undertone , but we're going to start doing the oil based primer to cover up the stains on this wood .
Wood paneling is very difficult to paint because , um , it has something called tannins in it , which is just like , uh , the natural color that will bleed through any water based paint you put on .
So you first have to prime it with an oil based primer .
Uh , we are going to be using kills , which is a really intense nasty primer , but it will basically seal in all of that color so that it won't bleed through .
We'll show some pictures of what bleed through looks like .
But if you've ever tried to paint something and the paint just won't cover , that's probably because you have cannons leaking through .
So we're going to tape everything off first .
Anything we don't want to be painted , uh because this kills stuff once it goes on , it will not come off .
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So it's the next day now and our oil based primer is completely dry .
Um It did a good job in covering up all those knots and some of those oil stains , those tannins that would have soaked through our paint .
That's again why we had to do that oil based primer just to cover up those .
Uh I have , I took some shots with my phone .
Some of the knots even have like a P dripping down from them .
Uh Because this is real pine paneling .
So if you don't cover those up , it comes it'll soak right through your paint .
So if you are painting anything that has a stain on it , make sure you are using oil based primer first because that may soak through your water based paint .
So now that we're done with our oil based primer , it is time to put our water based paint on today .
We are using Beyond paint , which is our favorite paint .
It is so durable .
It requires no sanding , no stripping .
It's like just really amazing stuff and it's low voc so the oil based smell is really bad .
This stuff is safe to use inside .
I'm still going to use a respirator because I'm using my sprayer .
But this paint is great because it's super durable .
As Sarah said , we've painted a lot of furniture with it and you don't need to put a top coat or a sealer on it .
We're using it in this living room because this is their main living space .
They have Children and dogs and so this , this white paint is really going to get a lot of wear and tear on it .
So they'll be able to just wipe it clean .
It won't have to repaint all the time and to touch up paint because we use this to start .
We'll leave a link below , go be sure to check out Dion paint .
They have lots of amazing colors and it's just a really cool system to use .
So our next step is to cock up some of these holes in this living room .
There's just some nail holes and things like that .
We have to take care of .
And then before we get to spraying our bi beyond paint , we have to thin it down a little bit because this paint is so , so thick , which is part of its amazingness .
So I'm gonna start by pouring my paint into this bucket and then we're gonna be adding some water to thin it down so that it'll go through our sprayer .
That's really muddy consistency .
So we're gonna start by adding our one cup of water to our one gallon of paint and stir that up , just gonna slowly add it and stir just to thin it down a little .
So now , the consistency of this paint is a lot more like traditional paint .
So it'll go through our sprayer really well .
So we're going to mix all of our paint and water at once .
So it's the same consistency throughout .
It's important that each gallon of paint has one cup of water so that it is the same consistency so that it's the same thickness on the walls .
So I'm not a professional sprayer .
So I'm sure I'll get a lot of critiques .
But uh these tips are helpful for me and I think they may be for you too .
So how I spray um is I usually start at the bottom and hold your sprayer at a consistent distance from the paneling the whole time you're spraying .
So I usually stay between a foot and 18 inches away .
You're going to go in rows up and down , going past , down onto the ground because we're gonna , we're gonna put new carpet in here anyways .
But you kind of just keep going up and down , back and forth and keep a continuous motion because if you stop and then start again , the paint is going to be thicker there and , uh , you might get some drips .
So , check it out that easy .
So I can put my respray on , but it puts a nice smooth coat on and you don't get any drips that way .
Uh , just to be safe though , there is going to go behind me and do some back rolling .
So for back rolling , it's super easy .
I'm just gonna go look for drips anywhere that Jamie has already painted and I'm going to go over with this dry roller .
There's not any paint on this and just help get out any excess dripping that might happen as it dries from places that there's a lot of paint .
So it's been a couple of days since we did the final coat over at Sarah's cousin's house .
She just recently got new carpet installed .
So the room looks completely different .
We're excited to go check it out .
Yeah , we're going to go through some of her things and help her kind of stylize and design the room with what she already has .
I think a lot of people think that you need to go buy a new couch and go get all this new stuff for it to feel like a new home or a brand new product .
But really , we're just going to go through what she already has and make it beautiful , kind of design it in a different way than how she already has it .
So let's go check it out .
We're super happy with how it turned out .
It's amazing what paint will do .
We didn't do a whole lot in here except for paint .
We all the decor in here was already hers .
We just kind of stylized it like it's crazy what paint can do if you guys see the before and after this , it's literally like just paint .
We didn't rip out walls , we didn't add in the beams , but by painting it and keeping the beams their natural color , it really made them pop .
We also kept the mantle , it's natural color , um which ties in with the beams .
They're the same color now .
So , yeah , I really toned down that orange hue just by painting the rest of the walls light .
So totally .
And then the most important thing we did though was using that oil based primer to cover up the tannin so that it doesn't leak through .
So if you're going to be painting , you have , you cannot skip that step .
Even if you painted it 10 times with the latex paint , it would not cover .
So you have to use oil based primer to start and it really it cover , it did cover great .
So , yeah , and it's nice and cheerful in here .
It's beautiful .
It's bright white , it feels very fresh and new , but you still have that nice texture of the paneling , which I think is so pretty .
So it's beautiful just with paint , pretty easy project for a huge transformation .
Not to mention , they're going to have that extreme durability of beyond paint .
So when their dogs and kids are playing in here , they'll just be able to wipe stuff down and wipe it clean .
So , totally .
So this is our last project before we move into our brand new house .
While it's not new , it's very old .
It needs a kind of work .
So we're about to kind of demo out our new house and start a bunch of projects there .
So this is our last project before we start all that .
So that's what's coming up on this channel is tons of brand new home projects in our new English style stately tutor .
Yes , and we're very excited .
So stay tuned guys .
We'll see you next time .
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