Window Trim--pine vs. white
jburtweeks
July 15, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We built our home 5 years ago and decided on knotty pine for the interior window trim. This was a point of contention between my husband and me as I wanted white trim. I am still of the mind that we should paint the trim white (and maybe leave the sash pine?), however, I am concerned that the knots will bleed through if we paint the trim white.
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decoenthusiaste
Here's an ideabook about knotty pine. Follow all the links and read the discussions and you'll see what options have been suggested for other such projects, including how to prevent knot bleed-through.

July 15, 2013 at 8:12am      Thanked by jburtweeks
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felixgrantham
I like painted trim, too. Good luck!
July 15, 2013 at 8:32am   
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Lisa Michael Interiors
Benjamin Moore makes a product called impervo. It is stunning! It comes in oil or water based. Water based is probably better to prevent yellowing. I do not know about the knots bleeding through, but I do know it is my absolute favorite trim paint. It comes in satin, as well as gloss!! Add a product they sell (ask employee) that helps to eliminate brush marks. I just used it on a bead board install and it's stunning!
July 15, 2013 at 4:50pm   
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Chroma Design
Knots have the highest concentration of tannis and will bleed through latex and oil based paint. The only thing that stops bleed is shellac. Prime with Zinsser's B-I-N and you'll be fine. Wear gloves and be careful not to drip on anything! Ben Moore's satin impervo paint is outstanding for trim as Lisa Michael said. I think it levels very well too, I don't see the need for an additive.
July 15, 2013 at 5:21pm   
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kadodi
Nearly everyone has white trim. You have a unique home. Embrace it... Let it shine!!
July 15, 2013 at 5:21pm   
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leelee
I love the look of your home. Your pine trim is beautiful and I'd leave it. I'd tell you if I thought it needed to be painted.
July 15, 2013 at 5:25pm   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Looks great the way it is will you hire some one to paint the trim ?
July 15, 2013 at 9:03pm   
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