I replaced some wood on a camping trailer last year. I never got it
painted. It's been under a tree all year. Now this new wood has a
green slime or green (something) on it. [What is it?].
Do I need to sand this all off the wood, or can I just scrub it with
bleach, or can I paint right over it? I plan to use an oil based
It's probably penetrated the wood. Replace the wood and paint it immediately
this time. You could try cleaning it bleach, but you'll probably have a
tough time knowing if the wood is still in good shape beneath the visible
It's most likely moss along w/ other "stuff" that tends to fall from
Yes, you'll need to remove it down to bare wood to have any hope of
paint staying on it for more than about 15 minutes.
Power washing and oxalic acid (wood bleach, one of the common deck
cleaners), then whatever other cleanup that leaves. Sand it some to get
a good surface for adhesion. Obviously, let it dry thoroughly before
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