Asked on Sep 30, 2017

I have a wooden bench made from reclaimed wood and it is oozing sap.

Johnavallance82Ruth Morgan FeathersSharon


What can I do to stop the oozing sap? Stain it? Someone told me to use linseed oil on it will that stop the sap? You can't sit on because the sap will ruin your clothes. This is a special bench made for me by someone very special. I need help in what to do. Thanks.

7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Sep 30, 2017

    remove the sap ,clean,and seal with a wood preservative
  • Johnavallance82
    on Sep 30, 2017

    You need to put on it Knotting to stop it.
  • Mike Ramsey
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Either seal it with a thick lacquer or leave it outside to drain and dry for 6 months or so, then use the linseed oil.
  • Roxaneg
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Remove the sap with oil soap or acetone. Then try to seal it with a heat gun. If the wood was never really kiln dried then a heat gun that gets up to 140 degrees F might do the trick. Keep the heat gun moving over the area for 5 minutes. Let any sap harden and crystallize so that you can remove it with a chisel.

    Sand and finish as you would like.
  • Sharon
    on Sep 30, 2017

    Buy some shellac - there are two types the amber gets orangey with time, the clear is a better color, apply very thin coats. I would use a heat gun or hot hairdryer on it to get as much sap running you can wipe with rags.
    If you are going to paint it get Zinseer B-I-N and prime the wood with it
  • Ruth Morgan Feathers
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Thank you so much!
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 1, 2017

    It's my pleasure........
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