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Nicholas Martin replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Hi Tim, It looks like you have plenty of replies but for what it's worth, I had some very…"
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Guild Log and Timber replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"I agree with Tom. Those oil based stain do that for sure in their older age. "
Oct 13
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Thanks for sharing the info and photos.  From the photos it doesn’t look all that bad.…"
Oct 13
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Blue residue on logs after washing-Mold?
"Charis, Do you think the blue is mold and the black mildew? Yes I am definitely going to clean and…"
Oct 12
CharisB replied to Mike's discussion Blue residue on logs after washing-Mold?
"Mike - That looks like mold/mildew to us. I had our chemist take a look, too. In addition, I'm…"
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Posted by Samantha Trueheart on January 16, 2018 at 12:40pm


Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle... 6 Replies

It seems a never ending battle with mold/mildew on my log home.  The home is about 30' tall at the peak so it's difficult to get on ladders each spring/fall and scrub the logs to clean them.  If I just spray on Log Wash, it doesn't do anything unless I scrub.I just stained my home 2 years ago.  I pressure washed it last summer and washed it again earlier this spring.  I use Log Wash.Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this?  Or is this just the log home life and I should get used…Continue

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Started by Timothy S Rector in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Nicholas Martin on Monday.

Blue residue on logs after washing-Mold? 12 Replies

I recently built a garage and have installed log siding on the building to match my home.  The siding I used was sitting in a barn for over 20 years and was somewhat dirty, but otherwise ok.  I recently finished the last side of the building (facing east), which is in an area that gets little sun.Since the boards only appeared to have some dirt on them from sitting all those years, I opted to clean with oxalic acid. After spraying the oxalic acid onto the siding, I let it sit for about 15…Continue

Started by Mike in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Mike Oct 12.

Refinishing questions 3 Replies

We are in the process of refinishing cabin. Will be finished with staining tomorrow at some point. I have a couple of questions that hopefully someone can answer for me. We are using all Permachink products.1. We will be putting second coat of Lifeline ultra-2 on log ends tomorrow morning. The dry time is 4 to 6 hours but cure time is 72 hours. Do I apply the log end seal after dry time or cure time?2. Monday will be 7 days since I used log wash to clean the logs. I still have to repair some…Continue

Started by Dave McLochlin in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Oct 11.

Newbie 1 Reply

Hi all, I hope everyone is fine. I am a newbie to this forum. I am glad to be a part of this forum and I am really looking forward to it. Continue

Started by Alta C. Herr in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Lisa F Larsen Sep 28.

Renting storage space 2 Replies

My house is 15 years old. Most of the houses in our locality have already undergone a renovation. Our house is looking so outdated compared to the other houses in our neighborhood. We are planning to renovate our house. Before starting the renovation work, we need to shift some of our household materials to storage units. We need a climate controlled storage units to store our households. I have heard that climate controlled storage units can prevent our belongings from getting damaged. I…Continue

Started by Alta C. Herr in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Lisa F Larsen Sep 28.

New to this 2 Replies

Hello, My name is Brian and Im looking to start building my log home in western NC, i was hoping there was someone out there who has experience starting fro scratch who can recommend good builders in the area. I am completely new to this and my budget is under 250K for hopefully a 2-3 bedroom log home. I would like to buy a plot of land and get someone to build the home I'm looking for thats hopefully an all inclusive type deal (I.E. plumbing, electric, septic, water,ect). so where do I begin?…Continue

Started by Brian McCarthy in So, How Do I?. Last reply by CharisB Sep 24.

Garage ideas 1 Reply

My wife and I are starting the planning stages of building a detached garage on our property. It will be next to our log cabin. Our cabin was custom built by original owner using hand hewn 6x12 poplar logs. Aside from building the garage to match cabin, I was looking for alternative options that anyone has maybe gone with? I am just looking for different ideas, materials, looks, etc. that will not look out of place next to cabin. Continue

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Started by Dave McLochlin in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Donald Parsons Sep 21.

Noise reduction 10 Replies

Does anyone have any experience in using carpet to soundproof a floor. Like many log houses our bedroom is under a second floor BR that has our ceiling as its floor. Sound travels perfectly between them and we are looking for some abatement. Does anyone have experience using soundproofing carpet pads under a carpet or rug. Does it have any significant advantages for the extra cost and does it work a little or well. The large rug up there does almost nothing and I'm looking for input before I…Continue

Tags: carpet, soundproofing, noise

Started by Dave Neuburger in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Robi Haqe Sep 20.


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