Product that gets rid of the gray oxidations on drift and weathered woods./

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Topic tags/keywords: question finishing sanding refurbishing carving arts and crafts

I’ve seen very high, fine pressure take some of the gray off. Other than 80 grit and elbow grease, any idesa?

-- Ward Grant

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#1 posted 1126 days ago

The planer works pretty good for me. Just be sure and wire brush every board before planning or you will nick your knives with even a grain of sand/dirt.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 1126 days ago

depends on what you are doing…but if it’s shingles or weatherboard etc there is a product here called cd-50 that is supposed to restore old timbers and be a mould and moss resistant..i haven’t tried it myself for that purpose but i have finished gates with it. might be worth a go!

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#3 posted 1125 days ago

Cabots wood cleaner works well. Mix it a spray it on. Takes off the grey/black mold/mildew stuff as well as the green mossy stuff. You can also mix it a brush it on, let it set for 10 – 15 minutes brush it around again then hose it off. Should not let it dry on the surface and hose it off with water. They also make a product called wood brightener.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#4 posted 1115 days ago

Soda blasting. Works the same as sandblasting but not destructive, eco=friendly (it’s baking soda. Just dissolves and makes the area smell sweet) and no worry about silicoses. Go to harbor freight; they have it.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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