Its dreadful, this time of year. Being as hot as it is, and the amount of house chores to accomplish before the next set of seasons is enough to make you rethink home-ownership. In the famous words of someone, somewhere:
“What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy.”
The same is true for accomplishing the more difficult house-hold projects, but doing hard work first is a load off later. I’d like to think I’m the first to say that.
Namely, stripping or re-staining wood outside your home is an annual if not quarterly project itself. Including but not limited to wooden decks, fences, furniture, etc. The process is strenuous, of course, but what if the effects arrive long after you have finished the project?
Wood dust, which is produced through all stages of wood processing including sanding, is a carcinogen to humans. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), wood dust causes cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses (areas in and around nasal cavity) and of the nasopharynx (upper throat region). You can read more about their findings here. One way to prevent exposure, according to Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, is to completely reduce the re-entry of wood dust into the air through alternative methods.
As shocking as this might be, or perhaps not for those who are already familiar, there are still ways around this. I will explain how to remove stain from wood without sanding.[Continue reading] about How To Remove Stain From Wood Without Sanding