Hello, we are renting a timber-frame home in NC. The home also has kempas hardwood floors throughout. Since we have moved in, small patches of what I would consider to be droplets of some sort of yellowy, waxy substance have appeared on the floor out of nowhere. When i try to clean it up, it leaves a dull, waxy patch on the floor; could the beams from the timberframe be dripping sap of some sort? I have noticed on some of the posts a yellowy, drippy substance, that is hardened over and can
Yes, it sounds like the beams were not properly dried before installation. They will drip sap for many years. You can try wiping it up from the floor with a little mineral sprits on a rag, but you should do a test wipe in an inconspicuous place first to make sure that it will not mess with the finish on the floor.