I'm working with a log home company to restain our home, which was built in 2002. The original finish was a sashco cascade and did marginaly ok for durability. I contracted with the same log home company to re-stain it this year and use sascho transformation. They power washed it and then applied multiple coats of transformation... long story short it made it look lousy. Sashco recommends corn cobing the old stuff off before apply transformation, cuz the old stuff will bleed through.
The company came back and agreed to blast the house. The areas that were not coated with transformation were coming off very well, but the coated areas they had to really work it hard and the logs look very weathered now. The other areas with just cascade look great.
Are there other options to remove the newly stained areas without cratering the logs so much? My wife and I are concerned that this process is tearing off multiple years of wear-n-tear!!