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    I have a new deck, why is some of the wood turning white?

    We had a deck built onto our house just this week and after completion, it rained a couple of days. Now some of the planks have what appears to be a white substance on them. Do you think this could be a type of mold and if not, is it eventually something that will cease to happen as the wood cures? Thanks.

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    Depending on type of wood, it could be some sort of oxidation due to the rain. You might consider a "sealer or water sealer product" after curing providing you don't want to paint. I don't know your location, but if you're in a humid climate, you need to seal or paint anyway. Hopefully the type of wood used was treated to repell termites and other wood destroying pests, and retard deteriation. I hope this helps. More info is need to make a more acurate assesment of your sitiation.
    Last edited by herbie47; 08-25-2011 at 05:21 AM.

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    I had to say hi, I love the "turn" of logic to the term."wood turning". Had to chuckle at the cleverness of that. You may have to re-sand those areas clean again unfortunately. make sure you research and use a really high quality sealer. It's really worth it. after two days, repeat, insurance.... you know?

    stratman

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