Interior Knotty Pine Paneling
There are many types of paneling for interior walls. And one of the most popular is knotty pine paneling. The knotty pine paneling brings a rustic and western setup to your home interior. It gives out a very naturalistic look. This type of interior paneling is defined by its large knots present in wood. It is basically wood paneling made from pine timber. Pine timber is often preferred for its properties like smell, minimum grain variation, and light shaded wood. Knotty pine is derived from natural pine wood which is manufactured for furnishing purposes. The natural knots in the wood get highlighted during the process, leaving behind a very attractive pattern on the wood. The knots in the wood are mainly responsible for their signature charm. Knotty pine panels are available in pre-finished forms, so that you only need to spend for labor charges.
After installing the interior wall paneling, you must care for it throughout its life. Pine is naturally softer than other timber, hence more susceptible to scratches and other damage. Sealing the wall panels with a wood wax or lemon oil 3 to 7 times a year is a good way to protect them. The knots in the pine tend to bleed by giving off tannins and sap, which can ruin the wood stain. A coat of primer can prevent the sap from bleeding through the panels. However, beware of the tint of primer, as it may render a grayish shade. Go for the most natural shade, so that the look of the walls is not altered.