Wood Knots Bleeding Through Paint
Common Painting Problems
Much like rusty nails, unsightly stains often occur after a wood knot has been painted. This is the result of sap from the wood bleeding, and their natural resins staining the top coat of paint. Simply painting over the affected area will yield the same result, and an apparently good paint job will be spotted again within a few months.
Student Works Painting fixes the root cause of the problem.
Wherever a wood knot is apparent, we seal it such that it can not reappear. This is accomplished by lightly sanding the stained area, and applying either a coat of shellac or aluminum based primer. Even though we can not stop the natural resins in wood from bleeding through, we can provide a barrier so they can not reach the top coat of paint. Once applied, these products ensure that unsightly wood knots are “hidden” once and for all.
Once the knot has been sealed, the surface is ready for the top coat. When we finish our work, your home will be free of unsightly wood knots. The surface will look uniform and fresh. Most importantly, you can rest assured the dollars you spend on your home will not diminish in lustre, because we have solved your problem of recurring wood knots.