|Forum topic by lazyfiremaninTN||posted 09-03-2008 12:29 AM||861 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-03-2008 12:29 AM
I am refinishing a large oak trunk for a friend and it is in TERRIBLE shape. I tried sanding all the old finishes off, but that took forever, so at the suggestion of Greg, I chemically striped it. It was falling apart, so I helped it along and took it apart, now I have 6 peices (4 sides and top and bottom). The sides were bowed out and I thought that I saw water marks on it where it might have been partially submerged. After striping it, I have found what looks like black mold.
Here is the question….....The wood is really “stained” from the mold. I am gonna try to sand down to fresh wood, but will the wood still release mold spores when I refinish it?
I told my friend that if worst comes to worst then we can probably spray it down with bleach and then seal it with Kilz then paint it, but I don’t want to, it really is a nice trunk, just poorly cared for. It has NO sentimental value to them, it was given to them by a stranger for a yard sale that they were having for an animal rescue.
-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"