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Re: Painting to cover knots in wood

You know, they're now selling water-based shellac. No alky. I mean, it's an OUTRAGE! What next?

For the odd knot, the white pigmented shellac comes in a handy spray/rattle can. Also good for a small water stain on the ceiling; no need to get out a roller. But lay a cover; those rattle cans spit!

Re: Painting to cover knots in wood
jkirk wrote:

you read way too into this stuff nestor, very few proffesional contractors would go the extents that you do to find out the amount of pointless info you are going for other than what works or doesn't. let it rest.

True, most people are just looking for a recommendation of a product that meets their needs, whether it's a "perfect" product or not.

Nevertheless, having an understanding of the chemistry behind it all will help the craftsman select the most appropriate product for the application. When the most appropriate product isn't available, knowing the chemistry will help you choose an acceptable substitute.

Re: Painting to cover knots in wood

I'm staying out of this chemistry class.

I don't see the point of bringing chemistry in, to answer a simple question.

Re: Painting to cover knots in wood

personally i found it interesting, but I'm that kinda gal.

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Me too, I like it!:D

Re: Painting to cover knots in wood

How do you treat exterior wood structure with bleeding pine knots, such as a canopy or cornice?



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