Here are some before, after, and during photos of our current log home maintenance and log restoration project near Evergreen, Colorado. The log home was glass media blasted and then grinded with aluminum oxide disks. Further prep included pressure washing and sanding to achieve a clean / sound surface. We also removed all of the old chinking and backer. Many folks on Log Home Neighborhood debate which process to use, media…Continue
I was wondering if anyone would know the estimated cost of cob blasting a 1900 sq ft ranch style log home. The house was built in 1994 and has never been recoated but is in pretty decent shape. I tried power washing one end but it removes part of the finishing fairly easy creating a spotted looked. I wanted the finish to have a like new look again and I just don’t think I’ll get those results from power washing.
Hello, I am new to the forum and to owning a log cabin. My wife and I purchased a lake home that has a small log cabin on it that was constructed in the 1940's. I have attached a few pictures of it. It has never been treated or stained. It has logs that are rough sawed on the top, bottom, and the side facing the interior of the building. The exterior face never had the bark removed and the chinking is mortar. It appears that the logs are red pine. The property was neglected by…Continue
I'm building a cabin up in northern Michigan (think: waaaay up north) and I'm looking for a really durable exterior stain that'll last through the crazy snow storms there. Does anyone have any suggestions for stains and where to find them?Continue
When I built my log home 20 years ago, it was suggested that we use Sikkens 1-2-3. Cetol 1 is used as the primer coat, and Cetol 23 es used a the finish coat (2 coats). Over the years this method has darkened the logs. Fairly recently Sikkens came out with a clear maintenance coat that protects but doesn't darken the logs. The problem is this maintenance coat costs me at least $72 a gallon, PLUS shipping! This is an oil-base product. My questions are: 1) Is there a cheaper maintenance…Continue
My house is 27 years old. There is no evidence that it has ever been stained since it's construction. I'm sure that it needs to be stained to get the benefits that it would bestow (I guess). Do I have to blast it before staining ? I have a bid of $6.50 per square foot to blast and stain. Ouch !!! Thanks for any and all advice.Continue
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