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Any tips for painting pine tongue and grove?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by devs, 5 Apr 2021.

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    08B20921-EF74-4D11-B9B0-9E340C263780.jpeg 22C745E5-FA34-4E64-B5B5-1B50ACBC6A96.jpeg Hi all I’m about to paint over the pine tongue and grove? In a Shepards hut and wondered if anyone had any tips or suggestions that they could share. Are the knots likely to bleed through or is it presealed? The guy I bought the hut off recommended using a vapour barrier paint?

    Any suggestions or paint recommendations would be helpful. (Ideally Johnson’s paint if poss)

    this is now and what I’m aiming for..

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    You will need to treat the knots. I have found Zinsser BIN best it is shellac based with methylated spirit as the solvent, unlike standard knotting it helps to cover the dark knots and gives a white base.
    Only down side is it is very fast drying, so don't over brush too much and keep good ventilation if you don't want to get high on fumes. :eek:
     
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    Thanks very much, appreciated. I've done that today and am now considering what paint to use inside to cover the pine... Do you have any recommendations please? I was considering using Dulux Ultimate opaque, but am now off put after reading that you require a couple of coats of aquatech prior to painting. Is there anything good quality that will go straight on? Many thanks ;)
     
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    To get the nest finish best not to take short cuts. BIN can be used as a single coat primer on just bare wood if required. But certainly a good idea to over coat any knots again as belt and braces. I have had good results with Johstones Aqua satin paint it is important to use their undercoat though and follow their instructions. Use a synthetic brush damp the brush first and wipe over the area to be painted with a damp cloth just before painting doing a few planks at a time to avoid the usual trouble of brush marks with quick drying paints.
     
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    That’s great and thanks very much for the help.
     
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