Colour and prep required for dark stained wainscoting

by JayEl
We have dark tongue and groove wainscoting in our open concept dining room-living room that continues on to a short hallway. We are changing our home to lighter colors. The walls are a very pale green (looks whitish in the photo). The kitchen cupboards are whitewashed oak and the flooring is beige and cream tiles. We have large windows facing west which lets in lots of light. So, what prep is required to prevent bleed through? Colour suggestions would be appreciate, also. Thanks.
  7 answers
  • Joanna Smith Joanna Smith on May 22, 2018

    Prime with KILS, then I would use a light coffee color paint to complement the tiles.

    • JayEl JayEl on May 22, 2018

      I like the idea of a light coffee colour......this may simplify the colour search. 😄

  • Dfm Dfm on May 22, 2018

    stain blocking primer, paint. On the color strip you picked the color from, choose a darker version of the paint for the wainscoting

    • JayEl JayEl on May 22, 2018

      Thanks for your answer. Hopefully, I can choose the “correct” colour. I have a lot of area to cover.

  • LibraryKAT LibraryKAT on May 22, 2018

    Sand, prime with a stain blocking primer and I would choose a cream color for the final coat, since you are lightening the room's color scheme. Please post a photo of your finished project. :-)

  • Gk Gk on May 22, 2018

    You might want to use an oil base primer vs a water based primer. It will give you better coverage.

  • Dfm Dfm on May 22, 2018

    Paint a foam core board the color you want the beadboard to be. Set it in front of the bead board for a few days....light changes as the day can make some colors look weird.

    • JayEl JayEl on May 23, 2018

      Good idea! This would probably save me from making a huge colour mistakE!

  • Dfm Dfm on May 23, 2018

    You can repaint the foam core board a different color if the first pick doesn’t work.