I have a 1930's Farmhouse on my property that I decided to turn into a guest house. After removing layers of old wallpaper, paneling and fiberboard, I found ship lap in great shape. The entire main floor is wrapped in it floor, wall and ceiling. I was told by a contractor that these walls are cedar. The insulation is sawdust.
I have to remove this cellulose paper from the ceiling and walls first, but then it is bare wood and I am looking for ideas to maintain them, finish them. The floors are cedar ship lap too, all but 2 rooms are ruined with glued down linoleum. I don't know if the support post is also cedar but it is a rough finish. The ship lap is all very smooth surfaced. I also have it in the kitchen and bathroom is there a different finish for those areas I should know about?
Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions.