Here's a post that might help you - https://todayshomeowner.com/how-to-paint-knotty-pine/
This is perfect!. Thank you for your quick response and help.
I've done this - here's the link:
General Finishes might help. I used it to paint my oak kitchen cabinets. They have a stain blocking primer that is made to block wood stain from breaking through your paint job. I think it would work on pine, too. You can see how I painted my cabinets here: https://momhomeguide.com/my-painted-kitchen-cabinets-a-year-later/
When I did ours, I cleaned with TSP then primed with Kilz Original. I used Behr paint, their mid level, and applied 2 coats. That was around 1995 and it still looks like new. I even painted a bookcase made from the same wood for my daughter and it has held up very well. There are just a couple of scratches where she has pulled and replaced items on the shelves growing up but you don't notice unless you look very closely.
When we moved into this house many years ago, a lot of the house had knotty pine. Some of it was removed when we did some remodeling but other walls were kept and looked out of place. We painted them in different ways. Some we used wood putty to fill in any "knots" before priming with 2 coats then painting so that the walls looked like painted wood. Be sure to sand the "knots" before priming, In other places, we actually filled in the vertical grooves with wood putty, sanded them smooth, as well as the "knots". We then repeated the priming and painting. Those walls came out looking like any other wall in the room. I hope this helps you. Wishing you the best.
Charlene....My husbands niece used primer, 2 coats and paint and it worked for her. Clean well and sand if needed.
Give the area a good cleaning (not soaking though) and let it dry completely. Primer (separate from the paint you intend to use) then paint should do the trick.
Yes you can and it comes out beautiful. Get a good stain blocking bonding primer like KILZ Original Multi-Surface Stain Blocking Interior Oil.
Rust-Oleum Corporation 03609 Cover Stain Oil Base Primer, 16-Ounce, White.
Zinsser 03504 Cover Stain Interior/Exterior Oil Primer Sealer.
Rust-Oleum 272479 Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus.
Use a swiffer and dust off the walls.
Then use a 3/8 inch roller to prime the walls. Got to the Dollar Store and get a few.
Prime the walls at least twice. In between priming put the rollers in a plastic bag and put in fridge, this way you do not have to clean them in between use.
Get a paint with primer in it. Separate from the primer you just used.
Paint whatever color you want. Roll it on may take another 2 coats. No sealing necessary.
You might want to use the product Oil Bond - I did when I painted my kitchen cupboards to avoid sanding. See what I did here: https://happydealhappyday.com/how-to-paint-kitchen-cabinets-without-sanding/
Yes, just use primer.
If it's real knotty pine, you might want to consider removing it and selling it. My father used real knotty pine on the interior walls of a house he built years ago, and I recently found out that it is really expensive to buy now.
Thank you but there is way too much to remove right now.
I just cut an unused curtain rod to size and reattached the knob to cut end and anchor to wall,
same effect but less industrial. Can’t attach photo not at home
Use a good primer, this one is amazing.https://amzn.to/38xk7Oa