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  1. Knotty Pine Boards over Paneling

    Building & Construction
    I have a large room (12'x32') in a house that has paneling that was installed sometime in the 1960's. It's the typical, thin plywood type of paneling. I've been going through the house and putting vertical, TIG, knotty pine boards on the walls, and sheetrocking the ceilings. In the...
  2. Need Priming advice for a Bare Pine Barn door

    Painting
    Hey everyone, First, this group of DIY-ers is awesome! I built a barn door for the outside of our master bathroom last weekend out of White Pine 2x4s/2x6s with 1x6 trim . I got all of the Pine boards from HD/Lowes. I know I need to prime this door, and need an oil based primer--but I have...
  3. Pine knot stain issue

    Painting
    The top of the table has been stripped, sanded, and I attempted to stain it using General Finishes Gray Gel Stain. After applying the gel stain and immediately wiping the excess off, anywhere there is a knot it just slides right off as if I didn't apply stain. There are three knots. How can I...
  4. Patio Column Makeover

    Building & Construction
    I am doing a makeover of my patio columns. This one is right by a metal gate that I plan to change out later. The 2x4 supports of the column are all in good condition. I don't see any termite or dry rot. But when I took the face off (face is not in a good condition, all cracked, old wood...
  5. Repair pine floor with no subfloor

    Flooring
    Hi I'm renovating a 100 year-old rowhome. On the first floor I'll be removing linoleum and a layer of thin, damaged plywood to reveal the original floors. These were pine planks nailed straight into the joists. (There is no overlap between the boards, and no subfloor underneath them.) Quite a...
  6. Pine floor ID help!

    Flooring
    Hello I am looking for some help in identifying what type of pine floor I have in my living room. We will be tearing up the vinyl floor in the kitchen and would like to match the floor. I've been told it's Southern Longleaf Pine but when I compare it to other photos it doesn't seem to match...
  7. Porch And Floor Paint Question

    Painting
    I am finishing some new finger-jointed pine stair treads. I primed them. Sanded them mostly to knock the raised grain off. I have put one coat of Benjamin Moore Porch and Floor paint on. The can says I can re-coat after an overnight dry. It doesn't say anything about another light sanding before...
  8. Anyone else have no subfloor?

    Flooring
    Old house with exposed 3/4" pine T&G across joists (and under walls). After 70 years some of the tongues have broken in traffic areas - with sags and squeaks. Thinking of putting a new floor on top, but I don't want to raise the floor any more than necessary. Any sort of thin alternative...
  9. Waterbourne enamel?

    Painting
    If I paint raw pine planks (#2 grade) with SW ProClassic and BM Impervo) how long will it take to dry before I can use it for bookshelves and not have the problem of the books sticking? Should I use a primer first and, if so which primer? Thanks!
  10. Painting pine - primer?

    Painting
    I have been searching all day for information on paints. We just moved into a home that is just six years old but needs some sprucing up. Some jobs my husband will do. Others we will need professional help. We ordered pine boards for shelving in my hobby room. We want to use the hardware with...
  11. Wood Floors in 'bathroom'

    Flooring
    Hi all, I have 100 year old pine floors in my bathroom, which have never had any kind of finish whatsoever on them. Any ideas on how I can refinish them so there are no issues with water??? Including filling in the spaces between the tongue and grove, and cracks etc in the wood? There are...
  12. Chalky/white look to newly stained pine doors

    Carpentry
    Hi, we recently bought some new pine doors (no previous paint or stain) that we are in the process of staining. We lightly sanded the doors before we began staining and wiped them clean with a tack cloth. We stained 3 coats with minwax using a brush two times and a 100% cotton cloth the last...
  13. Refinish or Replace Hardwoods? Is it worth it?

    Flooring
    The house I purchased has the original hardwood floors from 1958. I'm guessing they are oak and they are 2 inches by 3/4 inch solid wood. In 1991 an addition was built on to the back of the house. At this time a wall was knocked down and approximately 130 square feet were added to make one large...
  14. Knotty pine ceiling - gyproc before or after?

    Carpentry
    We are going to put knotty pine on the vaulted ceiling of our newly built cabin. Should we put the ceiling up first? Or gyproc on the walls first? We want to ensure that if there is ever any leakage from the roof we can easily replace a few boards - so we're thinking gyproc first. (The...
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