|Forum topic by Don||posted 08-18-2015 01:11 PM||571 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-18-2015 01:11 PM
Hey folks, a friend of mine brought back a couple of wooden statues from Cuba last year. She left them wrapped up until just recently because she had no room to display them. A couple of things happened.
She noticed that there was mold growing on them and they had started to crack. The cracking is easily explained but I’m scratching my head over the mold. Wet/damp wood?
Other than keeping them in a humidity neutral setting (impossible?), is there any way to prevent them from cracking again?
She used a water/vinegar solution to get the mold off but the finish went with it. I suggested using a spray Polyurethane after getting all the mold off but will the mold come back?
-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca