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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

Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain

I need to strip Sikkens Cetol Stain off one side of my house. It was last applied about 6 years ago. I have been letting it weather intenti…

Started by Mike

10 Jun 9, 2015
Reply by Guild Log and Timber

Q8 oil

Does anyone know if Q8 oil is a linseed oil based product?

Started by Hank Hill

7 May 12, 2015
Reply by Scott Castle

Rustoleum repair? 10x

anyone use this ? on an old log home? bad idea good idea? i have a 40 yr old log home things have deteriorated.. getting actual leaks in ha…

Started by Gary E. Ratley

2 May 4, 2015
Reply by Art Hoffman


What y'all paying for Sikkens log stain in the 5 gal bucket?

Started by Log Guy

4 May 3, 2015
Reply by Bill


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