||My fresh palm logs are molding?
Joined: Jan 15, 2003
From: Jacksonville Beach FL
|Posted: 2005-01-18 07:43 am  Permalink|
Benz you are correct sir'.....just the rotten ones do.
[ This Message was edited by: tikifreak on 2005-01-18 07:43 ]
Joined: Jun 01, 2009
From: Tampa, FL
|Posted: 2009-07-20 12:30 pm  Permalink|
OK, I have successfully used the search option to avoid creating a new thread, and in the process brought an old thread back from the grave! Yay for me.
Anyway, I am experiencing mold issues mainly on the faces of the tikis I've already carved, and pretty much nowhere else. So far I have not put anything on them. I put them in the sun and it stops.
Should I spray some kind of polyurethane sealer or something on them when they're done to avoid this?
It rains like hell here just about every afternoon and I don't know what is worse...leaving them out in the weather to constantly be soaked & then sun-baked every day,....or keep them in the garage out of the sun where it's kinda damp & they get all moldy.
After reading this thread I am still a little confused as to exactly what parts of the log I should seal, and with what.
[ This Message was edited by: pjc5150 2009-07-20 12:30 ]
Joined: Aug 03, 2004
From: Omao, Kauai
|Posted: 2009-07-20 6:39 pm  Permalink|
Mold means the wood is not fully dried out yet. Mine would mold if they were kept in my dark garage, and clear up when kept out in the sun. What part of the world are you in, where it's so rainy?
I would not seal it if it's still molding/damp, but I know others have done it.
Maybe build a little greenhouse type thing in the yard, where the sun can hit it, but not the rain?