I contracted a man and wife team to clean the outside of my log home and apply Woodgard to it after it dried. Unfortunately, they bought and applied deck stain instead of the already purchased Woodgard. I called Woodgard and they told me that I'd have to wait 2-3 years until the finish wore off. It's been that long and some of the finish is gone but there are other places that still show the stain. I'm looking for information on media blasting contractors in my area to see if this is what my…Continue
Sometimes you just have to stop and take pictures and look at the old Colorado cabins. In my small community of less than 2000 people, South Park, Colorado, there used to be 150,000 people living here. They left behind there homes which are a wonderful display of decay. Old cabins like this can be found all over Colorado.…Continue
Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing in Just For Fun Jan 19.
I am restaining a log home with Wolman Durastain, Semitransparent stain (same stain as on walls now). I know it's not the best stain but it's what's on the house now and I'd like to avoid a complete change.I power washed the walls and let dry for a few days. It appears there is mildew on logs in several places (this mildew may have appeared during drying (?)). The mildew can be brushed off with rag in places. The Durastain is supposed to be mildew resistant. Do I need to remove this before…Continue
I wanted to drop in and say Hello from The Sansin Corporation. I am our Log Home and Timber Frame Sales Representative. I've been lurking these forum boards for a few months and finally decided to sign up. I'll reserve this thread for product Q&A for fellow board members. If you have used our product on your home, please post a picture and a short message about the build.Thanks!JeffContinue
Adding some lighting outside. I've found bronze powder coated metal boxes, switch covers, etc that will look OK against the stained logsBut-- I'm looking for suggestions for the conduit or other wire covering. There's always the grey flex or PVC, but I was already informed "none of that grey stuff on our house..."I've read mixed reviews of painting the grey PVC with regards to it peeling when outside.So-- Any suggestions on surface running of the lighting wires on the outside of the logs ?Continue
Checking on the log beams supporting our roof appears to be increasing. Maybe it's in my head or maybe it's winter and the checks are just more pronounced. About every second or third beam has a 1-4" to 1/2" (only a few are 1/2") checks. Most go from 3-5 feet but some are the length of log. Attached are several picsWe…Continue
My log cabin, that I just purchased, has cedar bark on the outside. It was built in 1929 and the majority of it looks great except for the snowline. See the first picture. Is there a certain type of log wash and/or technique I can use on the bark to remove the snowline?Once the snowline is removed what can I use to preserve the bark?Thanks,RoyContinue