SF Good Questions: Should We Paint Over Our Knotty Pine Tongue and Groove?

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AT:SF,

One of our bedrooms is paneled in tongue and groove knotty pine. I know, I know, everyone thinks it's gorgeous, but the boy whose room it is doesn't agree. Should we paint it? (I know, it's very labor intensive.) Should we sheetrock over it? (Not a small job either.) We need to lighten the room up and would like suggestions. (No we won't pickle it.)

Thanks!
Blackbird

Blackbird,

We're going to step out of the AT "we" voice for a second here because this is a personal opinion: I really hate knotty pine. I'd slap white paint on those walls today.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming:
Anyone else?

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