What are your thoughts about Painting Wood?

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Why is everyone soo gung-ho about painting over beautiful wood? Why not just use clear varnish or a varnish that will bring out the color of the wood?
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  • Charlotte Charlotte on Jun 11, 2017
    some want to have the accent to the room. Some people do not like the natural wood.

  • Janine Bartram Janine Bartram on Jun 11, 2017
    Some wood is crap. lol

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 11, 2017
    some of us have wood pieces from multiple tree types- i have walnut and oak pieces in my living room. it does't bother me that the wood species are different colors, but some like to have all wooden pieces match. painting is usually easier to clean up from, doesn't require solvents or smelly fumes.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 11, 2017
    Painting is a great way to update older wooden furniture. I don't think many of us would intentionally paint a valuable antique, but painting is one way to keep a special piece, but update it to make it work in your space.

  • Sma12254424 Sma12254424 on Jun 11, 2017
    i have also used stains to enhance the color of the wood. It's kind of a meet in the middle between painting and just varnish.

  • Jean F. Klutz Jean F. Klutz on Jun 11, 2017
    I get tired of conventional items. My husband made me have white walls and beige carpet. It looked boring and just like everyone else's house. When we divorced I put in teal carpet, painted my old kitchen cabinets from brown to hunter green and white. It made such a difference in the room. Really brightened it up. I just don't like dull things. It is too depressing. I love to paint and brighten up old furniture that really isn't valuable as antiques.