I have a varnished pine ceiling, approx 20 years old, which I would like to
clean before applying another coat, it is all in good nick except for a few
knots above the cooker which are showing up greyish. I would really
appreciate some advice on this. What to use for cleaning? how to treat the
knots? and is there away to avoid making it any darker?
Varnish won't enter(stain)into knots as they're too hard to penetrate and
this is why they look grey.
Best thing to do is get rid of the varnish off the knots and wax them and
avoid varnishing back over them(go round them).
there is a wood varnish/white stain from Ikea called 'Behandla' . its
'fairly' transparent so the first coat would make it a bit whiter, the next
coat more so, etc. if you put a bit 'extra' on the knots before-hand, you
could 'fade' them out.
incidentally i think this would be good for all you out there, with 'knotty'
and rather awful coloured pine furniture.
Ikea stuff like this is rather pricy, So I would be interested to know if
there is something similar out there, not from Ikea, which would probably be
would be interested to hear how you got on with it.
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