During a windy storm the other night, a small garden torch filled with
citronella/lamp oil fell over. The oil leaked out onto the deck and
stained/soaked into the board (5/4 x 6 PT). The spot is small, about 1 foot
long by 6 inches wide. What is the best way to remove the oil? I scrubbed
it with concentrated deck cleaner and a stiff brush, but the spot is still
stained and oily to the touch. Is there any problem with just leaving as
is? My guess is that it will eventually evaporate. If the stain remains,
I can just put a flower pot over it.
Thanks in advance!
On Fri, 13 May 2005 18:51:38 GMT, "Gina and Les Armstrong"
GOOP hand cleaner. Work it in well, wipe it with a dry rag, then Dawn
Dish detergent and water.
OR - Leave it and eventually it will go away from sun heat and rain.
All that stuff is, is kerosene with smelly stuff added.
That small section of wood is well preserved !!!
You could wipe the whole deck with kerosene too, and preserve the wood
while making it match.
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