unfinished wood paneling

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Old 05-03-00, 09:36 PM
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I've moved into a new home with unfinished redwood paneling. The paneling is in good shape but is rough and unfinished. the home is 35-40 years old. I would like to have a more finished look. Can I just sand and stain or do I need to clean the paneling first?

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Old 05-06-00, 04:10 PM
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It sure wouldn't hurt if you cleaned it before making any alterations.

When you sand try to avoid going across the grain (it may gouge or leave nasty sanding tracks).

I would like to see you use a clean urethane covering rather than a stain. Redwood is so beautiful. Too beautiful to be any other color!

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