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    Default Paint color for cabin.......and WHY.....???

    Well, I need to buy paint for the new cabin soon. I am very open to suggestions on both color and brand of paint. I lean toward Browns or Greens, mostly because dark colors absorb what little sunlight there is in the winter, and will heat the south wall.

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    What type of surface are you working with? You might want to think stain.

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    Ha! I was just on Sherwin and Williams website "trying" out different color combinations. They've got this visualizer program where you select a photo of a house and then you can change the wall, trim, and door color. Choose your own or go with some pre-set combinations. Pretty cool, although I've found that no picture is quite the same as a full size wall painted the same color. Still, if you are like me, it will rule out some bad color choices.

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    i say paint it brite green with orange trim, and yellow accents.
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    camo that bad boy, that way no one can find you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Well, I need to buy paint for the new cabin soon. I am very open to suggestions on both color and brand of paint. I lean toward Browns or Greens, mostly because dark colors absorb what little sunlight there is in the winter, and will heat the south wall.
    Use OLYMPIC "Penetrating Stain" if you can find it. EXTREMELY long lasting and protective. It DOES penetrate and protect, and thus won't fade or chip. Ditto for decks and stairs: "penetrating," not stair and deck "paint."

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    I used BEARH log home in the Cedar color on raw T111
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    Stain it Cabot Austrailian Timber Oil in Jarrah Brown, deep penetrating and u.v. protecting stain in a nice dark brown color you seek. I love it on my cabin.
    I have such a hard time trying to decide which outdoor activity to do every chance I get!! Living in AK is a mental challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboehm View Post
    camo that bad boy, that way no one can find you!
    And if they do they will be to nervous to approach!

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