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I recently bought a 30 year old cypress log home.  I believe it was stained and protected for 23 years and was painted 7 years ago.   There is no rot that can be seen and it's 900 sq. ft.  What is the best way to preserve it?

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Patti,

You need to sand entire exterior. Removing all exterior fixtures and trim. Prep and wash properly. Stain with a topshelf waterbase. 

If there is anywhere you can install a cost effective shed roof to protect logs,  I highly recommend it.  

We have some videos and information online that shows some of our processes and tools. 

Hope this helps

JD

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What do you think about glass or corn cob blasting instead of sanding?  It has a tin roof on it if that's what you meant by effective shed roof.   Thanks for responding!!

Patti,

I dont do blasting. There are a lot of good contractors that do though. The sanding has a better looking finish and without all the hoop-la and blasting expense. Thats just my opinion though. Some homeowners dont mind the blasted look finish and it allows the contractor to strip house fast. 

JD

Hello Patti - for some good insight and advice, contact Ian at www.wefixloghomes.com.  He can tell you all about painted log homes.  For additional info and photos, visit his Facebook page too https://www.facebook.com/wefixloghomes/.  They are based in New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Good Luck!

Thanks!!

To keep your home in prime condition I would recommend you add a sealant to it as well as have wonderful windows to give your home a good flow of air. 

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