Repairing Water-Damaged Woodwork
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- National Capitol Region Specifications
- Wood and Plastics
- Architectural Woodwork
- Last Modified:
REPAIRING WATER-DAMAGED WOODWORK
A. This procedure includes guidance on repairing woodwork
stained from minor water damage.
B. See 01100-07-S for general project guidelines to be
reviewed along with this procedure. These guidelines
cover the following sections:
1. Safety Precautions
2. Historic Structures Precautions
4. Quality Assurance
5. Delivery, Storage and Handling
6. Project/Site Conditions
7. Sequencing and Scheduling
8. General Protection (Surface and Surrounding)
These guidelines should be reviewed prior to performing
this procedure and should be followed, when applicable,
along with recommendations from the Regional Historic
Preservation Officer (RHPO).
A. Wood stain
B. Wood bleach: Solution of sodium perborate, hydrogen
peroxide or proprietary mixture suitable for oak.
C. Wood filler, colored to match wood
D. Sandpaper: Extra fine grit
E. Mild cleaner such as "Murphy's Oil Soap" or approved equal.
A. Surface Preparation:
1. Mask all adjacent surfaces and protect other
exposed surfaces in the work area.
2. Fill any splits in existing wood and sand smooth
prior to sealer application.
3.02 ERECTION, INSTALLATION, APPLICATION
A. Select an inconspicuous area on which to test materials
and application for each method type required. Test area
must be approved by the Contracting Officer.
B. After each test area has been prepared, receive approval
from the Contracting Officer before commencing general
C. Check area with a moisture meter to verify that wood does
not have moisture on surface.
D. Sand stained areas to bare wood.
E. If bare wood is stained, apply wood bleach to remove
stain. Minimize flow of bleach onto areas not stained.
Allow to dry and sand wood lightly to remove chemical
F. Fill wood if required and apply stain of color to match
A. Wash woodwork with mild detergent and water.
B. Dry immediately with clean cloth.
C. Finish to match historic finish.
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