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All About Stains and Sealants (153)

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Advice on a cleaning agent Kleenstart or Log Wash?

I'm preparing to restain my log home. The current stain is Sansin in very good shape. The home just needs a maintenance coat of stain and…

Started by Jeffrey Patnaude

2 Jun 6, 2016
Reply by David Thomas

Transformation vs Q8 Oil

I am considering using either Sashco Transformation or Outlast Q8 Oil for our 1965 log home. Any recommendations or experience with either…

Started by Adam

10 Jun 6, 2016
Reply by David Thomas

Why do I never see 'Big Stretch' mentioned for exterior caulking?

Why do I never see 'Big Stretch' mentioned for exterior caulking? It seems there has been a Sashco rep on these forums in the past, so mayb…

Started by Cynthia Schnitz

6 Dec 8, 2015
Reply by Cynthia Schnitz

Where to start?

My husband and I recently purchased a log home on 10 beautiful wooded acres in south western Ohio. We are at a loss as where to even begin…

Started by Amie

2 Oct 27, 2015
Reply by Kelly Florence

Combining Brown and Gray stain

Has anyone stained there exterior logs with a combo of gray and brown achieving an old wood look with the wood grain enhanced?  I really do…

Started by Melanie Pool

16 Sep 11, 2015
Reply by shanny

Re: Staining for your log home

We used Perma chink for our stain. We chose a color that has alot pigment for reduced fading and we did exactly what they told us. Our home…

Started by John & Barbara Padgett

4 Aug 31, 2015
Reply by Brian

Most durable exterior seal?

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 thro…

Started by Chet Broski

11 Aug 17, 2015
Reply by hasslefree

Should I change stains?

  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 u…

Started by Doug Ottney

13 Aug 17, 2015
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

Clean cedar bark siding

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…

Started by Roy Higgs

16 Jul 15, 2015
Reply by CharisB

refinishing my log cabin

l know this has probaly been posted but can't find it. The stain on small part of the wall has started to flake off, for now l just restain…

Started by Kevin Witt

2 Jun 25, 2015
Reply by Kevin Witt


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