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Kitchen Fitting Question
Floorboards and support/structural beam.
Okay, I may not pose this correctly, I'll do my best. Under our kitchen floorboards is our structure beam, the large/main one. It's a bit 'spongy', no sign of woodworm, but, we still want to paint on a wood preserve/treatment not only to protect it from problems like wet/dry rot, insects as well.
I read we have to keep the area 'open' until it dries in 2-4 days!! No way that's going to happen.
Questions is: would there be any dangers if we painted the beam, replaced any floorboards/chipboards that needed replacing then lay new tiles the same day? In other words, we'd be sealing the floor up, air-tight, before it's dry from painting with the wood preserve. Will it cause problems, will it not dry, etc...
Thank you for any replies and hopefully this made sense.
If the kitchen floor is a timber suspended ground floor it should be ventilated by air bricks on the outside wall. These air bricks create an air flow around the timbers to prevent rot. So I would think there would not be a problem painting your beams and sealing them up on the same day.
Answered 17th Oct 2013