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Feb 1, 2010 10:14 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Here is the cleaning forum.
Feb 23, 2010 7:26 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Here is a good tutorial about cleaning gourds and making it into a birdhouse..

When I clean my gourds I use a brass or copper Chore Girl-type scrubber.

Feb 24, 2010 1:00 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
thanks Jo
Feb 22, 2011 7:56 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I have a few ??'s I have a small egg gourd It is probably clean enough to paint which is what I am likely to do. I like stained gourds and wonder how to get the stains and other marks off the gourd for staining. Do I just not have my gourd clean enough, does it need more scrubbing? Should I sand it or maybe bleach it?Thumb of 2011-02-22/HollyAnnS/572287
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Feb 22, 2011 10:51 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

you can try sanding it first with a coarse and then with a smooth. It might lighten it enough to work with. You may also wash the gourd with a mix of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water and use a steel wool pad to do this, so that any remaining residue comes off with it. The bleach disinfects the outer gourd and slightly lightens any imperfections on the gourd. It won't make the spots disappear. For perfection, you'll need a fake plastic gourd. The imperfections are what make each gourd unique.


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