Dean3326

Shiplap

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Looking for tips on painting shiplap. Is it easier to remove all the nails from cheese cloth or try to counter sink them ? Does any one seal the cracks with anything before painting ? All advice is welcome !!

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Just curious what you have done with your walls. I have the same situation with an old house I am working on in the Longview area. Tried sanding with belt sander. It does a good job but leaves the nail heads bright and shiny. Not the look we were going for. Considering sanding and painting to match the wood floors, but trying to figure out what others are doing. I've pulled several boards off some of the walls but not an easy task without splitting it. Plus a lot of the old nails aren't in good enough shape to pull without just stripping off the nail head.

 

Thanks for any info you might have.

 

Doug

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We looked at a few houses in the Sixth Ward years back that had the exposed shiplap. In general, the cheesecloth was removed, the nail heads made flush, and the wood stained and varnished. Some of the nail heads were shiny, some looked like they had been touched up with paint to match the stain, so they weren't obvious.None of the houses had sealed the joints between boards to make them less visible.

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