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  • Refurbish/Develop

    What colour scheme to use with in situ dado

    We are refurbishing an existing rental that has a dated dado rail in place in the living room, hall, stairs and landing. Whilst I’d like to remove the dado I don’t want to risk having to have the walls replastered. So how to paint the walls - should we:

    1) paint the wall and dado all the same colour (thinking light grey colour scheme)

    2) paint below the dado grey and above the dado white with the dado itself grey or white

    3) paint the walls grey and the dado white (my least favoured option)

    Not a huge problem but we cant seem to agree on what would look best so any comments gratefully received. Thanks

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    I wouldn't remove the dado, especially in the living room as I was just looking at one of them in my rental yesterday that had taken some dining table chair scrapes quite nicely!

    I would go for your least favoured option, #3, but would paint the dado in white emulsion so it's easy to touch in. Whatever option you go for, just paint it in emulsion ;->

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    Dado rails can be glued or screwed. If its glued its quite likely that the plaster will come off with the dado rail, if its screwed you will only have screw holes to fill.

    As for the colour schemes, they are all ok and more a matter of taste. 1 is a more modern style and will lose the dado rail, 3 is traditional and will highlight the dado rail, 2 is somewhere in between.

    Personally I'd go for option 1 and have a contemporary feel.

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    A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

    Martin H. Fischer

    Unless you have already done so, check Pinterest for pictures of dado rails in situ. Plenty of photos available for inspiration. Hope you'll find a solution all can agree on.

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    Paint over it same colour so it blends in and becomes invisible. I have done thst and it gives a contemporary feel.without losing character.

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    Hi Flinty,

    As Gary has already said, the colour schemes are down to matter of taste. I’d agree with ALIBONGO that if you paint the walls and dado the same colour, it makes the dado blend in more. So, it depends whether you want to dado to stand out or not.

    Personally, I like the first option you’ve given.

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