Silicone (dang it)

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Forum topic by Charlie posted 03-26-2013 12:21 AM 713 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2013 12:21 AM

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Had a new window installed and somewhere along the line they got a little bit of silicone on the bare wood (birch) that I need to stain and finish. Maybe about a thumbprint size. I can’t see it but I can feel it. It’s kinda unmistakeable.

It’s in a place that I don’t think anyone will notice, but I’d like to do the best I can to get a finish on it. It’s on the birch plywood that is the “ceiling” of the bay. It’s all the way over to the left-most corner.

I’ve never had to deal with this as silicone isn’t allowed in my shop. What’s my best course of action here? I need to finish the interior surfaces and trim it out.

Thanks for suggestions.

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 12:52 AM

A sealing coat of shellac will do it. I prefer the spray kind. It has no wax in it so you can use almost any finish over it.

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