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Old 11-24-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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My finished basement is unfortunately half rough pine boards looks kinda cool but i want to do something difernt with it. Is is possible to paint it and acctully have it look good??

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need more input. was it ever finished? how rough is rough? saw mark rough? ragged edge rough? is it 'beadboard?' do you have any pics you could post? that always helps. a block of wood with some sandpaper stapled to it would do wonders to clean it up for poly if you'd like to keep the natural look. painting is possible too, though you will need to prepare the surface first.

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Its real rough pine like a ragged edge...




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need more input. was it ever finished? how rough is rough? saw mark rough? ragged edge rough? is it 'beadboard?' do you have any pics you could post? that always helps. a block of wood with some sandpaper stapled to it would do wonders to clean it up for poly if you'd like to keep the natural look. painting is possible too, though you will need to prepare the surface first.

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the smoother it is then, the better your paint/varnish will hold.

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how do i smooth it down can i just sand it?
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yup, pine is soft, should be easy. power sander (orbital) should do fine. be sure to follow venting instructions, don't want to breathe that dust.

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yup, pine is soft, should be easy. power sander (orbital) should do fine. be sure to follow venting instructions, don't want to breathe that dust.

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You should be aware that Southern Yellow Pine, Cedar, Red Oak, Redwood and a few other species contain a lot of a chemical called "tannin" or "Tannic Acid", especially in the knots in the wood.

Tannin is soluble in water, so if you use a latex primer over the wood, you could see a brownish discolouration on the surface of the primer in places, especially over knots.

To avoid that potential problem, prime with an oil based primer. Tannin isn't soluble in mineral spirits.

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