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Forum topic by platinumaa posted 02-26-2017 09:23 PM 270 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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platinumaa

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02-26-2017 09:23 PM

I am building a cabin and installed these 4×6 red cedar columns about 8 months ago. Now that I am toward finishing the cabin and add stain I noticed this black… dirt or mold.

Any suggestions on what I can apply to these columns before I stain?

Thanks for the help!


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#1 posted 02-26-2017 09:36 PM

Try sanding a small area and see how it looks. If the black is in the wood it may very well be mold, but I wouldn’t think so with Cedar. If the sanded area looks good, then sand the rest of them and go ahead with your stain. If you think it is mold, you can clean them with bleach. Let dry and then sand and stain.

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#2 posted 02-26-2017 09:41 PM

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#3 posted 03-02-2017 01:49 AM

perfect, thank you everyone for the input!

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