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How to Take Care of Your Mahogany Wood Post Caps

Feb 17, 2023

Why Choose Mahogany for Wood Post Caps?

Mahogany is a tropical wood popular with builders because of its durability, hardness, workability, insect resistance, and relatively straight grain. The color of Mahogany is a dark red-brown which darkens as it ages. When polished, Mahogany has a striking sheen.

Before Installing Your Mahogany Wood Post Caps.

Mahogany wood post caps ordered from Island Post Cap have been treated with Anchor Seal Wax to prevent cracking and checking. The wax will wear off in about two weeks.

After the wax has worn off, treat the mahogany post caps before installation or once on the post with stain or paint.
If you do not wish to wait for the wax to wear off, you can try using mineral spirits to remove the wax.

How to Remove Mahogany Wood Post Cap Wax Protection

Pour a small amount of the mineral spirits cleaner onto a steel wool pad and scrub the paste wax surface. Or you can use household ammonia and vinegar to break down the bond paste wax forms with the wood surface. Try rubbing one of these products onto the surface with a rag or a steel wool pad. Warning: These steps can void the warranty of our products.

You can also order the caps un-waxed. However, un-waxed caps do not come with a warranty and are not returnable or refundable.

Long-Term Care for Mahogany Wood Post Caps

For the most prolonged use, stain any outdoor wood periodically. After cleaning is an excellent time to stain the wood to help seal it and preserve its natural qualities. Find a good stain, such as Messmer’s UV Plus, and apply the stain according to the product’s instructions.


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Natural Wood Deck Sealing
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