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Forum topic by spirishis posted 05-19-2015 07:33 PM 487 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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spirishis

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05-19-2015 07:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: refinish spots mold built-in cabinets wood

Hi,

We recently purchased an old victorian home with lovely built-ins that were painted. We decided to strip the paint and refinish. All was going well until this week-end when the stripper was left overnight over a warm night and then these black spots showed up where the stripper was. Is it mold? and how do i fix it? Or am i stuck repainting the builtins after all this work.

was using this paint stripper: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ready-Strip-1-gal-Safer-Paint-and-Varnish-Remover-and-Environmentally-Friendly-RS01/100665920
HELP please!


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#1 posted 05-19-2015 08:03 PM

Back in the day when this was originally done they used a lot of steel wool. Steel wool left shards of metal.The stripper your using says environmentally friendly , which tells me its probably a water base product. Water and metal on wood present exactly what I see here, simply put its rust. Get you some deck brighter from the box store, its oxycilic acid, ( a mild bleach), use some gloves, but it’s quite mild and wipe it down , it should eliminate the rust/iron stains.

This is an educated guess, based on the photo, if it doesn’t kill the stain then we have other recourse we can look at , just PM me, but I think you will be fine . BTW after you bleach it wipe it down with a solution of 1 table spoon of baking soda, to one quart of water to neutralize,. When dry , proceed.

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