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Re: mildew

The product I used was made of Sodium hypochlorite (bleach), surfactant, and Sodium Hydroxide, and of course water. It doesn't mention the strength but I think pretty strong, as the overspray from scrubbing made my arms itch. It's dry now and at a glance looks super clean. Has gone from dirty gray to stark bone yellow-white. The cleaner mentions the yellow color will go away. But if I look closely, I can see areas that has nasty darker spots that just don't look right. ' I just don't want to put a huge amount of effort into it if it's going to end up looking bad. I could just put it back clean and natural.

I used Kilz to seal my floors, got plenty left. It seals odors and such. Maybe that would be a good primer.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] mildew

How about a weak solution of bleach or vinegar?

On Jul 27, 2008, at 11:45 AM, Kitty wrote:

I have a very old adirondack chair, made of cedar. It was sort of old when I got it 20 yrs ago. I decided that maybe I could paint it blue to add a bright spot in the back of the garden. My plan was to clean, prime, paint, polyurathene. I started the first step today. I bought Olympic deck cleaner w/out reading it. Says it must be used on flat surfaces, leave on 5-10 min, no scrubbing, then rinse. I ended up scrubbing anyway. Got it fairly clean but I don't think it got all the mildew because of all the slanting boards. I may try a second cleaning, but stilllllll.....

So, does anyone have anything to suggest? Is this a stupid project? Is there something I'm forgetting?

neIN, Zone 5
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Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 86 F [30 C]

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