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I just wanted to show some work I do.Vancouver and the Fraser Valley B.C.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Jul 15, 2014.

 

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Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"Yes I would agree with Thomas a picture would be great. I can give you my process I would begin with sanding and only sanding. Day 1 - I would start with 36 grit getting off the old stain and deteriorated wood, finishing with 120 grit giving a…"
Aug 14
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/92-102/ Not in my tool belt. Please educate yourself and workers and most of all the home owners who are left living there for years. CharisB please be aware of what you are recommending. Pressure washing Thomas what…"
Aug 3
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"Always go the sanding route. Bill Superior log restorations Abbotsford B.C."
Aug 2
Bill replied to Mark H's discussion Seeking maintenance/restoration advice
"Hi Mark Sikkens is a superior product, what has happened here is the maintenance coat has been missed. I have seen this often. It's an easy fix but will require some work. You will need to sand down the wall until it is free of stain and…"
Jul 30
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Repair of rotting logs
"Remove and replace logs. You will feel better knowing it's done right. If you go with concrete make sure the wood and concrete dont touch, use sill gasket."
Jul 25
Bill left a comment for Jeff Paddock
"Hi Jeff You can reach me at bill_ristau@hotmail.com"
Jul 25
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Repair of rotting logs
"Thanks Paul thats an interesting read. I was thinking something similar possibly after removing the rot fill the void with pressure treated wood. You could then cover the exterior and interior with cedar log siding. Bill"
Jul 23
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Repair of rotting logs
"Hi Paul Yes I would recommend thermal imaging it will show you a lot of unseen areas that need addressing. Replacing logs is not as hard as it seems. I would recommend replacing the piece in your photo with two pieces. I would put the join between…"
Jul 22
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Hi Karen I'm glad to hear you went with the sanding route. Looking forward to the pictures.."
Jul 14
Bill replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Don't be afraid of the work the results are well worth it. Keep on sanding."
Jun 3
Bill commented on Kathryn Charles's blog post Screw Jacks Not Installed in my Southland Log Home
"Yes you should be concerned. I have been building for 15 years and always install screw jacks. If through bolts were installed on the corners, you can see by how much they need to be tightened to see how much your home has shrank. Best of luck."
May 29
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Charis I deal with these issues often. I have restored many homes now to many to count. The best I can give my customers is sanding from the beginning. I do this because it will never bring any new issues to the log home. It's just simply…"
May 20
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"WARNING: see picture file raised grain look. This is the result of blasting. What has happened is the logs have a hard layer and soft layer, the rings of a tree. The soft layer is blasted away and the hard layer remains. It is the cheaper way to go…"
May 19
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"It's sikkens 077 cedar on Douglas Fir. I took the picture just after it was brushed in, so it will dry just a little less glossy. Thanks customer was very happy with it."
May 14
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"After three coats of stain."
May 13
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Fully sanded wall ready for first coat of three. Bill Superior Log Restorations Abbotsford B.C."
May 13

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