Any chance anyone had luck using any of this stuff to remove dark streaks c
aused by rain coming through a window? We just bought a house and at some
point water leaked through onto the pine paneling through a couple of the w
indows. Not sure if it is mildew, but its definitely some kind of dark stre
ak. I'm going to try the dollar store cleaner method, but a contractor als
o suggested we use something like tilex. Trying to figure out what I shoul
replying to crystalroy82, kitty wrote:
Everybody stop! Go to the orange big box store and buy Zeb 505. This stuff is
amazing, removes grease off everything easily. Forget Simple Green and citrus
cleaners. I was amazed. I have a gallon in my garage right now.
replying to crystalroy82, Pamela Hooper wrote:
I am going to try what you did the dollar store brand right I hope it works. And
it will bring back the look of a place a round Morris hung it is light the rest
of the walls are dark.
I have used TSP for many years to remove old grease and grime from old varn
ished wood. However, as others have pointed out, you won't want to use TSP
unless you are committed to revarnishing what you have cleaned. I have al
so used TSP on painted surfaces, but beware, you don't need much elbow grea
se or water. Just a damp rag soaked in TSP solution (based on measurements
on package) and wrung out well. Too much scrubbing may remove some of the
TSP is used as a de-glosser before repainting or refinishing old varnish/ur
ethane, etc. I am getting ready to put a new finish on my tired knotty pin
e. Fortunately, mine is gorgeous except the finish has dulled over time.
I am going to clean with TSP and then add a new coat of Urethane.
Hope this helps.
On 5/28/2015 12:18 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Back in me yute, we had a house that had knotty pine T&G paneling
throughout. It was up forever and the fact that my mother smoked
cigarettes didn't help the finish...
Wash down with a cloth and Murphy's Oil Soap, a soft brush if necessary
and dry it.
replying to thermo102, Anna wrote:
I have real knotted pine 1962 - MURPHYS OIL SOAP - if some grease build up, add
a little dawn to it with HOT WATER. Don't drown the wall just a wet wipe. It's
finish is is LINSEED OIL which can be purchased at just about every hardware
store. Brush it in, let it dry. It takes time for the wood to suck up the
linseed oil. It will be tacky for a couple days to a week but will harden to
it's shine high gloss. Hope this helps you.
replying to thermo102, John Wiedmann wrote:
I'm entering this conversation about seven after it was posted. Hopefully
someone is out there who can advise. We have a "real" knotty pine paneled den,
built by me I n 1985. It was finished with urethane. It has not been subjected
to cigarette smoke, and the kitchen, although adjacent via a doorway, has an
exhaust fan that gets rid of cooking fumes pretty well. The paneling has
yellowed over the last 32 years. Some individual panels are remarkably darker
than panels immediately adjacent on either side. It is not clear why this is
the case - but it is. I've read about five or six different cleaning products
to use, so it appears a few trial tests in inconspicuous areas will determine
which is most effective. My goal is to lighten the wood and then refinish it
again with either a urethane or polyurethane. Question: how does one
effectively deal with the grooves? Could (should?) they be cleaned (with
whatever product is chosen) with a softish nylon bristle brush? Also, has
anyone used such a scrub brush to apply the elbow grease for this type of
project (flat surfaces as well as grooves)?
The only way to lighten and brighten the wood is to remove the finish
and the top layer of the wood that has oxidized over the years. It may
go through to the point lightening will be minimal.
You can try wood bleach but to do an entire room bould not be too easy.
I'd paint it before doing that method.
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