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Thread: Cedar Trim

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Default Cedar Trim

    My house has unfinished cedar trim throughout the house. I am tired of the wood look. Can I paint the cedar trim?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Cedar Trim

    A tinted stain would be better as the tannin in cedar doesn't get along with paint. It peels and flakes.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    San Diego, CA

    Default Re: Cedar Trim

    If it was my house and I wanted to paint the cedar, I'd do it. I'd probably use a good primer, like Kilz on it and then just paint the wood with a good enamel. Kilz will seal the wood pretty well and eliminate the worry of the flaking.

    Good Luck.

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