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  Reply # 2026026 30-May-2018 23:23
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amepluie:

 

Hi - I want to rip the wall paper and paint the house to 'modernise' a bit... (80s house)

 

now I've been told that the door frame/window frames are rimu - so just wondering if it's worth keeping the timber look or paint over with (most likely white)

 

 

 

 

It all depends on the look you are looking for. The modern look at the moment is the Scandinavian look, with white everything, and very light timbers, such as American white oak. Rimu is quite a red timber, but could still look smashing in a modern house if done right.


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  Reply # 2026052 31-May-2018 06:57
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Fantastic woodwork. To me it would be a crime to paint that. Once painted it becomes very difficult to restore back without a lot of work.

My current place is sixties with Rimu doors and Matai floors we have preserved the wood look but given it a contemporary look by careful use of wallpaper and earthy colours.


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  Reply # 2026087 31-May-2018 09:27
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Water-based varnishes bring out far less of the orange/reddish tones in rimu but still show the grain pattern nicely.  Problem is that it's very difficult to sand back previously oil-based varnish coated timber to get back to a surface completely free of traces of that original varnish/varnish sealer - if you haven't sanded it back evenly to clean timber then it will look patchy.


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