Small black spots and maple looks dirty after sanding

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Forum topic by nicole72 posted 02-20-2012 02:06 AM 1516 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2012 02:06 AM

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Okay, so I don’t know of this is a wood fungus or what, but I am sanding an end grain board I made and parts of the maple appears dirty for lack of a better word and there are several black spots that were not there yesterday? And it really isn’t getting any better with the next level of sandpaper….I guess uses I should back all the way down to like 60 or 80 but am afraid it will just look the same! Any advice or constructive criticism welcome! Thank y’all!

-- Nicole

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#1 posted 02-22-2012 10:09 PM

If it’s mold you can dab a bit of diluted bleach on it and it should change color. I would not sand it because mold can be dangerous if made airborne. this is a place to get a mold kit to test it. It’s about 8 bucks. Good luck.

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 02:51 AM

Pictures of the problem would help us diagnose the problem.

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