Forgive me if this shows up twice, my ISP is working on servers and got
things totally screwed up!
A while back I made a porch swing for a friend of mine and his wife. I did
it in Eastern cedar, the good smelling kind. It made the shop smell so good.
Any way, I didn't put any kind of protectant or sealer on it when I took it
to him. We hung it on a swing set frame out in the back, and all was good.
He put something, Thompson's maybe, on it mid summer, and it was ok for the
rest of the year, at least until September or so. I had stopped by there to
have a cold one and noticed the swing was turning white-ish. I went over and
looked, and it looked bad. It has some kind of wax build up all over it. It
was thick enough you could scrape it off with your thumbnail. Well we broke
out the pressure washer and proceeded to try and clean it off. Well it
looked good while it was wet, but he called me a couple days later and said
it was back the way it was. So being the nice guy I am, I told him I would
make them another one if he gets me the wood. He came by Tuesday with 5 8/4
by 16 foot pieces of cedar! That should be enough to do it I hope. DOH, do
it and four more probably!! But anybody have any ideas as to what happened??
And what would you use to put on it to keep the red color instead of it
turning gray? Thanks for any insight in this.