Mouldy shoe trees!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TKDKid, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    Just received a batch of unvarnished cedar shoe trees and found that some of them were mouldy. Â I've not had cedar shoe trees before but I'm pretty sure that's not what brand new ones should be like. [​IMG] I'm guessing though that this can happen with cedar shoe trees after a bit of use (due to all the moisture absorbed). Â Should I be doing anything to the shoe trees to prevent this from happening, and is there any way of salvaging them once mould sets in?
     


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    NoVaguy Senior member

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    lightly sand them and see if that gets rid of the mold on the top.
     


  3. arkirshner

    arkirshner Well-Known Member

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    First saturate the wood in alchohol to kill the mold. That way sanding won't float the mold in the air.
     


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