I have worked with a few log homes that have been painted. As for the exterior I would not recommend painting. The logs move through out the year and the paint cracks allowing moisture to penitrate. The moisture gets under the painted surface…"
Day 1 Sanding with a course grit followed by 120 grit. Logs will be cleaned by vacuum in all corners and cracks. First coat of stain applied.
Day 2 Second coat of stain.
Day 3 Final coat of stain.
This process does not bring any…"
"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…"
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…"
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…"
"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.
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…"
"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."
"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…"