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Posted by aone on December 30th, 2002 12:58 PM
In reply to Painting Over Knotty Pine by Scott on December 30th, 2002 10:11 AM [Go to top of thread]

if the pine hasn't been to naughty, don't punish it to badly....I had to do this to you.

seriously, paint work is only as good as the prep work. the best way would be to sand down the knots, fill them with wood filler, sand them again using a sanding block and then prime, let stand a day, then paint.

At least you should prime (even if you don't sand) this way you will see what the wall will look like with a solid color. The little knots will stand out more and you can still fill the holes with filler. If you don't prime, the wood will absorb the paint a few times and you will spend more time and money this way. Plus, 6 months later you will see yellowish colors bleed through the paint.....

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