split boards, extremely rough boards etc. We chose to use select pine which has smaller, tighter knots and should have no splits. Upon delivery of the wood, we noticed at least 50% of the boards shouldn't have been even graded "select" due to the flaws. The roofer just said, "well select pine isn't
tell you, my husband spent 4 full days from sun up to sunset sanding, priming the boards, then putty over imperfections, then sanding again, then 2nd coat of primer.....it was a huge job and once installed, we realized we needed to apply an oil base primer because the knots were still bleeding through the
getting the boards to look nice again in the grooves..we opted not to caulk & applied 2 top coats of Benjamin Moore Decorators White. Between all that primer and paint, most of the gaps got filled in....it looks GREAT...but my husband literally spent every night painting meticulously for a week.