How to Clean Old Unfinished Tongue and Groove Wood?

Answer Old tongue and groove wood often has a patina and warmth not found in new wood. Properly cleaned and finished, it makes a fine material for floors, walls and ceilings. Like any wood, it swells and ... Read More »

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How to Clean a Wood Tongue & Groove Wall?

Tongue and groove paneling creates a warm, cozy feeling in any room and requires minimal care. Wooden panels slide together with tongue and groove joints. The indented surfaces between panels may c... Read More »

How do I clean unfinished wood before staining?

Use TSP solutionWash the unfinished wood with a tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) solution. Rinse the wood thoroughly with water and allow the wood to dry.Sand the Unfinished WoodSand the unfinished wood ... Read More »

Tongue & Groove Wall Covering?

Tongue and groove wall covering is also known as wainscoting, pronounced "Wayne's coating"--although wainscot is also acceptable. It is a decorative and nominally protective coating for walls. Bead... Read More »

How do I remove tongue& groove paneling?

Wall Panel RemovalRemove the floor molding that holds the paneling to the wall. Use a pry bar and work the molding out away from the floor little by little until you expose a nail. Pull the nail o... Read More »