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All About Stains and Sealants (130)

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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
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
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
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
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
Reply by Guild Log and Timber

Best Stain>

What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza

200 May 19
Reply by Tim and Anita Dyer

Q8 oil

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

Started by Hank Hill

7 May 12
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
Reply by Art Hoffman


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

Started by Log Guy

4 May 3
Reply by Bill

Earthpaint stain finish

Has anyone ever tried this product. It looks to good to be true. take a look, I would really love to hear what you think.

Started by Chris Thedford

2 Apr 4
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing



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