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Forum topic by Stretch47 posted 12-30-2021 11:52 PM 431 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stretch47

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12-30-2021 11:52 PM

Hello, I purchased some Purpleheart lumber online. When I rec’d it was covered with sap/resin stains. Any thoughts? Thanks!


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#1 posted 12-31-2021 12:44 AM

Just for the record, sap staining refers to dying or staining the sapwood, which is often lighter than the heartwood, to match.

But, since you have stains on your board try rubbing it down with naphtha or paint thinner. Or, see if sanding cleans it off.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 12-31-2021 02:26 AM



Just for the record, sap staining refers to dying or staining the sapwood, which is often lighter than the heartwood, to match.

But, since you have stains on your board try rubbing it down with naphtha or paint thinner. Or, see if sanding cleans it off.

- Rich

+1 on this method. Be careful with Naphtha, make sure you are in ventilated area. Also, some people have adverse reaction to the fumes. (My Mother)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-31-2021 02:50 AM

Thanks, I’ll be constructing with it in the next few days and let you know.

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