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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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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 Knight
Guild Log and Timber  LLC
956-773-9347 cell

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!!


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. 


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


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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