Washing tongue and groove pine wall

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Forum topic by DJD26 posted 07-02-2016 02:35 AM 324 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-02-2016 02:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: white pine wash pine clean indoor wood pine

I have a 30’ tongue and groove pine wall that has really yellowed very dark over time. The rough side of the wood is out toward the room, I believe to give it a rustic look? I would really like to somehow wash it. I also have parrots so have to make sure whatever I use won’t kill them. I was thinking maybe some kind of brush, Dawn dish washing liquid and vinegar. I’m wondering if that would be bad for the wood and if my wood will warp.

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#1 posted 07-02-2016 03:30 AM

Test you an area with bottle of Greased Lightening. My wife buys ours at a Family Dollar store for about 5 bucks. She cleans just about everything with it. Kitchen cabinets, kitchen appliances, walls, floors.

I can’t say about a rough sawn board though.

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#2 posted 07-02-2016 03:39 AM

I think the only way to get rid of the dark yellow is to remove the outer layer of wood. That’s what happens to pine as it ages. That said, when I built my log house, before staining I cleaned the logs with a mix of TSP and bleach as recommended by the finish manufacturer.

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