Problem Solver - Treating knots

Problem

Knots are resinous areas in timber, that left unsealed can bleed through paintwork leaving unsightly marks.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Using a cloth, apply Methylated spirits to the knot and surrounding area to degrease and remove any residue.

Brewers recommends:

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Treat the knot with a knotting solution – using a brush, apply a thin coat, proud of the surface. Once dry, apply a 2nd coat.

Brewers recommends:
  • Mylands Patent Knotting 250ML
    - Fast drying shellac sealer for knots in resinous timbers. Seals affected areas prior to painting. Prevents long term discolouration. Dries to a pale brown colour.

Apply a suitable wood primer


Apply a suitable undercoat

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Undercoat White 1L
    - Excellent covering power, finish for interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Perfect for new work and redecoration.

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply an appropriate topcoat and allow to dry, followed by a 2nd coat to finish.

Brewers recommends: