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March 2011
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ladygoddess [userpic]
Walls

Hi!

I live in an old trailer where all the walls and all the carpets are brown. The walls seems to have a gloss on them and they're the "wood pattern" kind. I've been thinking of trying to paint over the panels since I've seen a house where this was done successfully. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this? What colors could I go for to brighten up the rooms and make the trailer seem bigger? I can't afford to do anything about the ugly carpets but I figure the walls would make a world of a difference.

Thanks!

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Comments

I would say any kind of light color...not bone-white, but a nice creamy white would be nice. I would ask the people at the paint store about how best to paint over that "lovely" wood paneling. :)
The brown carpet might even look OK with lighter walls! (It'll definitely hide stains.)

if you haven't already talked to the paint store, or you haven't started you work on the wall - I would recommend sanding the walls first. Having a glossy surface can be difficult for even primer to stick to!

I agree with the creamy white, I think it would be pretty with a dark carpet, and will really open up your space.