To Paint ~Tongue & Groove Cedar

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Old 10-27-04, 06:28 AM
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To Paint ~Tongue & Groove Cedar

Continuing my projects I am again searching for assistance from this great forum.

I have a large walled area in my home which is tongue and groove cedar. The wood is very dry and has been in place for 15 years. No rot or wear as it is indoors. Do not want to drywall the area.

Wife wants to paint white and do window trim in Gloss enamel to brighten the room up. I agree however I have not a clue of how to proceed.

Please, if knowledgeable advise as to what type of sealer to use, suggested paints, etc?? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Robert
 
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Old 10-27-04, 02:46 PM
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Clean it with TSP/water mix. Sand it with 80 grit sandpaper. A sanding pole with a medium grit screen would work good on this. Remove all the dust by vacuum, tack cloth, swifter, etc. Prime with an oil or alkyd primer. After priming, it will show all the gaps between the planks of wood. You might want to caulk them in to give it a seamless appearance. It would be a lot of work to do, but I think it will look 100% better than not caulked. Then paint it with wahtever finish paint you desire. A semi-gloss or satin IMO looks best on an application such as this. Use a 3/4" nap roller to get into the grooves as you roll.
 
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Thanks prowallguy;


Appreciate the help. Sanding is really a necessity as the wood was rough when installed. Am familiar with tri sodium phosphate and in fact have some on hand.


Oil or alkyd primer?? Any recommendations? Not familiar with those products.

Again thanks! Tomorrow starts the project! Have 5 gallons satin latex! Would that work? Off white.

Robert
 
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Oil or alkyd primer?? Any recommendations? Not familiar with those products.
I would suggest an alkyd enamel underbody as the primer. It is a heavy-bodied slow drying oil that will help fill the grain on the cedar. I use this product:

BM 217

Satin latex should be fine.
 
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Thanks again!

Will be starting tomorrow!
 
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