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jmc0319 08-27-2012 05:17 PM

Lake House Repair
Just bought a small lake house that needs some TLC. First thing I am doing is ripping out all the carpet and flooring. My assumption is that there is standard plywood subfloor. I want to seal the floor with something before I put down any new flooring. I was thinking about using something like Kilz. Does anyone have a better idea?

nealtw 08-29-2012 11:00 PM

Just one question. Why?

BridgeMan 08-29-2012 11:42 PM

Let me guess--previous owner had lots of pets and not enough time to house-train them.

jmc0319 08-30-2012 04:34 AM

I think bridge man has it right, odor

nealtw 08-30-2012 07:20 AM

There some sealers for that, it can be hard to get ahead of this stuff if the smell is in the bottom of the walls too.

jmc0319 08-30-2012 09:01 AM

I don't think it has made it to the walls. There seems to be one main area with stain and smell. Any suggestions on the best sealer?

nealtw 08-30-2012 05:38 PM

If you googe every product for this, you will find people who have success and failure with all of them. Kilz ,Zinsser and a few more I can't think of at the moment. I think shellac base is part of the answer.

jmc0319 08-30-2012 05:43 PM

Thanks Neal.

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