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Very Old Dried Sap on Trim Work

Posted by Moneypit_02 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 5, 02 at 0:02

We recently bought an older home and one of the reasons I like it so well is the trim work around the doors. It looks to be cedar, and what I thought was a very bad staining job has turned out to be dried sap, probably many years old. Does anyone know of a way to remove this? I tried sanding and paint stripper, which turned it into a gummy mess. Any help would be appreciated.

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RE: Very Old Dried Sap on Trim Work

What kind of paint remover did you try?

RE: Very Old Dried Sap on Trim Work

Sap can be scraped off and surface wiped with mineral spirits to remove residues before sanding and refinishing.

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