Asked on Sep 16, 2019

How can I make over knotty pine floors in my foyer?

Laura CooperTinyshoesMary


Can I paint it? There is small openings where it go's together would I fill that?

4 answers
  • Kate
    on Sep 16, 2019

    i had knotty pine in my kitchen. with a smoker who always smoke in the kitchen. the varnish had gone yellow from age and nicotine. i scrubbed it down with hot water/salt/vinegar mixture. Then I painted it with Kilz. It's been a few years and it is still holding up. No bleeding through. I did paint all of the knots and joints, did not fill them.

  • Mary
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Sand the knotty pine first, and see the result. If you don’t like the look of the finish, paint with floor grade paint. Personally I wouldn’t fill the areas where the boards go together but you can if it bothers you. After a few coats of paint, seal with a poly type of your choice.

    Good luck.

  • Tinyshoes
    on Sep 16, 2019

    Maretta....I would sand and fill that spot then use Kiltz for primer (they do have Kiltz with paint already included) then paint. Good luck!

  • Laura Cooper
    on Sep 23, 2019

    I agree with using Kilz before painting, however those gaps between the boards are necessary. They allow the wood to expand and contract. You should not fill them.

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