3 years ago I finished an addition on my log home and had the existing part of the home sand blasted to remove a solid stain that had been previously applied. I re-stained the entire house using California Storm Stain Semi-Transparent linseed oil based. Color retention has been great but black mold problems have been terrible. I think something was unearthed since all of the rocks which were removed during the foundation dig are covered with black mold as well. Anyway I want to clean the house and re-stain.
A few questions:
1) For cleaning I tested Jomax/bleach and had good results in a small area. Has anyone used this product?
2) My understanding is the mold tends to feed on oil based stain, especially Linseed Oil. Is a latex or a waterborne product a better alternative?
3) If I stick with the California oil product, will a mildewcide additive help? Something like Add-2?
4) I was looking a semi-transparent from Sherwin and Williams. My neighbor used this on his log home and does not seem to have a mold issue. It’s a waterborne product. Can I apply this directly over my current stain after cleaning off the mold?
I am in the CT area.
Thanks for any information here,