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Cedar deck mold
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The log home is doing fine with Woodguard that we put on originally and when necessary since we built it. The problem I have is with our new cedar deck. I replaced the old deck which was treated…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Apr 21.

 

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CharisB replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"Wait no more than 2 weeks, if you can. The wood can start building up the sunburned wood fibers in as little as 7 days, so 2 weeks is a max.  Yes, a floor sander will make everything go faster, though not necessarily a brand. Stick with an…"
Apr 21
Rodney coryer replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"How long should I wait after I sand it to apply the stain. Also is there a floor sander type that would be better? I am hoping that I can add a tint to the preservative I already have."
Apr 21
CharisB replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"No need to use a cleaner or neutralizer first. As I mentioned in my previous response, we're pretty sure that's not tannins but actually just UV damaged wood that turns dark when it gets saturated. Sanding will help reduce that and even…"
Apr 14
Rodney coryer replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"Charis, I will definitely go the second option. When it rains it gets black and the tannin can be washed off. When we walk on it, it leaves foot marks. I attached a picture that shows the deck after it rains. Notice the part that looks lighter.…"
Apr 14
CharisB replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"Hey, Rodney. I ran your pics by our R&D team, just to make sure about what we were seeing in them. Really, what you're seeing is typical of a clear deck stain. It wears very quickly, leaving parts of the wood bare and others protected. The…"
Apr 12
Rodney coryer replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"I am in Northern NY. The snow is gone. The deck, when dry, doesn't look too bad. When it rains the black color comes out. As I understand, I start with a neutralizing cleaner. Then do I reapply the finish. I have Sikkens Cetol SRD RE . I use a…"
Apr 11
CharisB replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"We have an oxygenated bleach cleaner call CPR that might do the trick. On most cedar surfaces, it's fine, but it can discolor red cedar some. I'd recommend you do a test in an inconspicuous area (maybe on the underside of a board or a…"
Apr 3
Rodney coryer replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"Charis, I see you work for Sashco. Do they have a first step cleaner, and neutralizer I can start with? I don't think it's mold because it faces South with no tree obstructing it. The only time it's wet is when it rains. As soon as it…"
Mar 31
CharisB replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"Sure thing. When you do get around to things this summer, be sure to keep in mind that most cleaners will discolor cedar. It usually takes a secondary neutralizer to bring the color back to normal. Check with the manufacturer of the cleaner for…"
Mar 6
Rodney coryer replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"I put a colorless preservative on. Sitkins. I will do some research on tannins. I don't know anything about it. The deck is on the south of the house. I don't think it can be algae. Than you for the advice and will attack it with a…"
Mar 2
CharisB replied to Rodney coryer's discussion Cedar deck mold
"Hi, Rodney. Is your deck stained? Your photos look to be showing tannin staining more than mold/mildew. Cedar is especially susceptible to tannin staining when a chemical is used to clean it. Those chemicals change the pH of the wood and draw the…"
Mar 2
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Cedar deck mold

The log home is doing fine with Woodguard that we put on originally and when necessary since we built it. The problem I have is with our new cedar deck. I replaced the old deck which was treated boards. They warped and wouldn't keep the stain very well. I didn't like the look either. The new cedar deck gets mold on it and I can't seem to get rid of it. Tried cleaning it with a wash that was supposed to keep the mold in check. I attached a picture.Any suggestions will be appreciated.Thank you.RodSee More
Mar 2

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