painting over a stained wall?
I have a not too terribly old home (1950) that I love. What I don't love is the color in one of the rooms. While most of the walls are plaster, there is a wall in the living room that the fire place is on which is made up of stained wooden planks. The molding and the beams in this room are also stained the same color, sort of an unattractive orange-red. I would very much like to change this color, and figure painting is easier than trying to strip and stain everything a different color. This wood is slightly glossy. I am guessing I would need to sand it thoroughly first and then prime and paint? Has anyone painted something like this before? Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks.