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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

8 on Tuesday
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

Breathable top coat for unstained wood recommendations sought

Hi guys,     I have a question that I hope you can help me with.  In the image below I have three different stain / finish combinations on…

Started by John Sheppard

3 Jul 22
Reply by Kevin Piatz

RhinoShield experience?

We are considering having our 30 year chinkless loghome RhinoShield instead of restained. Is there any experts or/and experienced log home…

Started by Jim Andreu

4 Jul 14
Reply by Art Hoffman

TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???

I'm a noobie here but we have been living in the log house I self-built in 1979-80 from scratch. Located in E. KY, it's "stack log" constr…

Started by Michael A. Tyree

12 Jun 18
Reply by Raymond Wengerd

Best Stain>

What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza

199 Jun 11
Reply by Michael A. Tyree

Cob blasting vs. Sanding vs. Pressure washing

I'm refinishing a log home and every vendor is telling me something different about the best way to remove the stain from my house. I'm pro…

Started by David Stewart

13 May 30
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

What are and Why Do We Use Exterior Finishes?

This probably seems like a stupid question but I've always subscribed to the old adage, "the only stupid question is the one you don't ask"…

Started by Kim Windsor

12 May 20
Reply by shanny

Paranoid Noob Log Home Owner Seeking Information...

We purchased a log home in Western NY last year and while the previous owners poured a lot of cash into renovations in the 3 years they own…

Started by Kim Windsor

13 May 18
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

Advice for fixing leaks in knots/checks

New log construction, 8X12 D logs with double row of 3/8 Emseal, foam backer-rod used in all checks with Sascho Log Jam, then finished with…

Started by Kyle Pudden

16 Apr 18
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

Mixing two stains

I've started sanding but can't stop thinking about the upcoming stain application...lol.   We have decided on Sashco Transformation stain,…

Started by Brent C.

6 Mar 20
Reply by Peter Swain

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