Removing stain from cedar

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Forum topic by trsnider posted 06-05-2017 01:21 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2017 01:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: stain removal cedar

Our metal deck chairs stained the new (unfinished) cedar deck that was just built. Bleach and detergent didn’t touch the stain. Any suggestions on how to remove them, besides sanding?


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#1 posted 06-05-2017 01:23 PM

get some deck brightner .. or look up oxcylic acid ..actually its a bleach used to kill iron stains .. it will kill the stain..

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#2 posted 06-05-2017 02:11 PM

Oxalic acid as Charles said.

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#3 posted 06-06-2017 11:04 PM

THanks—I realized that after I posted. Tried bar keepers friend. It managed to slightly lessen the stain and did a fine job of bleaching the wood around the stain. I’ll keep looking around and trying different stuff.

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