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Renovating Pine Floorboards

Posted by chink-401014 - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by chink-401014 - 3 years ago

Is there anybody in Brittany that doesn't suffer from condensation? The floorboards are only a few years old and it affects 2 in an isolated corner. Hopefully hydrogen peroxide will renovate them probably after each winter. The room is not damp and the corner is aerated but it is in Brittany!

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Posted by noblesse-404553 - 3 years ago

I agree about solving the condensation problem, but there is no reason to replace the wood if it is sound!

janet

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Posted by Martin King-393934 - 3 years ago

I would suggest you take measures to prevent further condensation problems then cut out the old boards and replace them with 'recycled' or new.It doesn't matter what you do to the old boards,if you don't cure the cause the problem will remain.

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Posted by chink-401014 - 3 years ago

Thank you I'll give it a try.

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Posted by noblesse-404553 - 3 years ago

This is what you need

http://www.sinto.fr/sintobois/eclaircisseur-bois.html (copy and  paste into Google)

You can also use eau oxygenée, which is hydrogen peroxide. It's widely available.

http://www.castorama.fr/store/Eau-oxygenee-1-L-PRDm733010.html

When using either, wear gloves, follow the instructions, and be very careful. If you get any peroxide on your skin, wash it off with vinegar, which will neutralize it.

janet