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Old 08-10-2003, 04:18 AM
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Question Cleaning/restoring Knotty Pine

Can anyone help here? I have a ton of turn of the century (circa 1900) knotty pine in my house (walls and ceilings) that is absolutely lovely. Problem is, when we had to remove an old decorative wall mantle we discovered that natural aging and decades of general grime had made the majority of it much darker than it's original color. There is now a very large block on the wall that is many hues paler than the rest. We are prepping this house for sale, so just hiding it with furniture is not an option. What can I use on the darker color short of stripper to bring the two shades closer? HELP I'M DESPERATE!
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Old 08-10-2003, 06:15 AM
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Before cleaning with anything, be sure to test small area first before starting. Start from bottom. Clean up each edge of panel. Rinse with clear water after wall is dry.

Have you tries to clean the room with a white vinegar and water solution? Then later after it dries go over it with a murrphys oil for the shine.

I have never tried this so I can not say if it will work for you, but it can't hurt to try.
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Old 08-11-2003, 02:44 PM
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Yes, as a matter of fact I tried that solution, to no avail. It took grime off, but didn't affect the color really at all. But thanks for suggesting
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