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Forum topic by kski60 posted 10-26-2012 04:13 PM 509 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2012 04:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip question resource cherry cedar oil moldmildew finish

I need some troubleshooting assistance.
I just bought some Texas Cedar Oil and finished a set of bookends with it. Now I have white growth, what looks like mold, growing from the recently finished wood? What would cause this? And is it mold/mildew? Is it normal?
Please advise.

-- "Today is more like now than it ever was before." -Yogi Berra


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#1 posted 10-26-2012 04:56 PM

Never heard of cedar oil. I would Google it.

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 05:08 PM

Googled to no avail. Calling the company for advice as well.

-- "Today is more like now than it ever was before." -Yogi Berra

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 06:15 PM

I don’t think cedar oil is supposed to be used as a finish. I think it’s just used to replenish the cedar aroma from pieces that have worn theirs out. Basically it’s intended for insect repelling/smell, not finishing.

Rich;)

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 06:36 PM

Agreed. I was using it as an insect repellant. I noticed the white substance after the cedar oil had dried. I sanded it and put a coat of polyurethane as the finish. The substance came through the polyurethane. Kinda freaky.

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 08:37 PM

That’s got to be a chemical reaction. Don’t sand it until you know what it is. Keep away from it in fact until you either dispose of it or learn if it’s toxic.

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