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Hello. I am new to this site. It looks very interesting and great ideas!!! I have knotty pine in my basement. Literaly everywhere. The walls, the doors and the closets are all knotty pine. My house upstairs is very modern. I would like to also make the basement more modern. I have considered stripping the walls and than restaining but I don’t have a ton of time and the basement is huge. I also don’t want to commit to the amount of money it would cost to contract it out. So I am trying to come up with some cools techniques I could do with these walls. IF anyone has any advice PLEASE give it. I am desperate. I love doing faux techniques, so I have a ton of experience with all different techniques. Just curious if anyone out there has done any techniques with knotty pine. Thanks a ton!!!!

Shawn



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posted 11-24-2008 10:11 PM

The addition to our house was done in all knotty pine tongue and groove boards. The stain that was applied, makes the rooms very dark, so we ended up sanding, caulking the seams and then painting the walls white to help brighten the rooms. We had gotten the idea from my parents who had done the same thing in their familiy room and it makes a whole lotta difference. We still need to do it in our bedroom, but that will have to wait until the room is empty. I don’t think you will be disappointed as you still have the look of the wood, now just in a color of your chosing.

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posted 11-24-2008 10:26 PM

I just took a couple of photos for an example, the white is from our laundry room and the stained is from our bedroom; I hope this helps.
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Pretty big difference.

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PaBull

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posted 11-25-2008 02:12 AM

Yes, Pat, we did about the same in our old mobilhome. You just need to be sure to use a good primer that will stick and hide it all.

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posted 11-26-2008 05:38 PM

I used to own a small cottage that was all wood paneling I sealed it and painted and it came out beautiful.It never pealed even though the place was never used in the winter.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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ryno101

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posted 11-26-2008 06:29 PM

I’m in agreement with these comments… get some “painters’ caulk”, fill in the gaps and paint away!

FYI, Sherwin Williams makes an excellent primer that I’ve just had great results with covering all my walls/trim/etc with. It smooths out and covers like a dream, and will block all the oils/stains etc from the knotty pine. It’s a bit on the expensive side, but IMHO worth it in the long term.

PREPRITE® PROBLOCK® INTERIOR/EXTERIOR LATEX PRIMER/SEALER
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/pro/sherwin_williams_paint/sherwin_williams_paints/primers/latex_sealer/

Good luck!

-- Ryno

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posted 11-28-2008 04:06 AM

I used bullseye 1-2-3 sealer.It works great too.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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