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Knotty pine walls

The inside of my camp walls are all ploy knotty pined walls. The look is nice, but dark. Any of you white wash your knotty pined walls to brighten the room? If so... what was the overall impact and would you do it again?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 09:23 AM
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Not sure it would be worth the time and effort.
Do the walls have a glossy finish?, if not painting may be an option.
Our camp use to have dark paneling and decided to paint it.
Didn't look bad and then we redid the walls with T111 some years later.

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Pictures guys, pictures!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 06:10 PM
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I used a uv blocker on my pine walls. They didn't darken that much. I like the look and light wood color.
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we have knotty pine in our cabin and they have not darkened at all and they have been in for 20 years .they have a light coating of a clear varnish . it still looks good
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Knotty pine tends to darken with age, regardless of what's been done to it.

The house I grew up in back in the 50s and 60s, was almost completely knotty pine inside, all but the bedrooms and bathroom. Living room, kitchen/dining and hallway, all knotty pine. When dad and I eventually finished most of the basement, more knotty pine.

In the process of covering what were paneled walls in the original part of our cabin, with T&G knotty pine. Light coat of oil stain, wiped off immediately just to give it a bit of color, then satin polyurethane.

Years ago we did a huge addition to a doctor's office all in knotty pine. He wanted it to be "light", so we wiped it all with oil-based white stain, then urethane. Looked pretty neat, but was one heckuva lot of work and many bundles of rags to wipe it with.

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Knotty pine tends to darken with age, regardless of what's been done to it.

The house I grew up in back in the 50s and 60s, was almost completely knotty pine inside, all but the bedrooms and bathroom. Living room, kitchen/dining and hallway, all knotty pine. When dad and I eventually finished most of the basement, more knotty pine.

In the process of covering what were paneled walls in the original part of our cabin, with T&G knotty pine. Light coat of oil stain, wiped off immediately just to give it a bit of color, then satin polyurethane.

Years ago we did a huge addition to a doctor's office all in knotty pine. He wanted it to be "light", so we wiped it all with oil-based white stain, then urethane. Looked pretty neat, but was one heckuva lot of work and many bundles of rags to wipe it with.
Did you do the stain and poly on before or after hanging the boards?
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After. We did one small area up in a little "loft" area for effect. Left the stain on longer. Doc decided he wanted it wiped off more quickly, on the rest of the walls/ceilings. One or two guys brushing on the stain, someone else coming along behind them wiping it off.

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