"Hello Folks, Using bleach to clean log homes has the tendency to compromise the Ph of the wood. When applying penetrating oil preservative be sure to add fungicide,biocide,insecticide after you check the Ph . If you don't the logs will turn…"
The additives help for sure. I use water based products usually Permachink . There tends to be more mold growth inhibition abilities with them.
I have been trying a new stain called Sansin. It has performed well so far. We will see…"
"Quick Update: just over a year and the California oil product has completely failed. All areas that were not drying finally dried but turned grey and chalk like over the last year. The good news is I was able to pressure wash the house and…"
Good question, I waited 1 week after the low pressure washing occurred to begin staining. Many parts of the house were 2 or more weeks out since I could not stain the house in one weekend. I have three…"
"Yes, thank you for your updates on this project. There is no better knowledge then that of someone who is on the job. Hopefully your finish has cured and the tackiness has gone away.
You mentioned that the home was powerwashed, it is possible that…"
"Thanks for your updates, Bob. Dual dispersions and/or emulsions are definitely picking up in popularity.
I'd check w/ the manufacturer on flammability, as that depends on the raw materials they use, but tackiness is not an automatic…"
"> Did you make your decision on how to clean the logs and what to use for stain ?<<br />
I used Jomax and had excellent results. The Mold just runs off the logs uncovering the stain in pretty good shape. Finally a product that works as…"
"Bob,Hello reading about top coats overtime will not let your logs breath,that is not correct
we make a top coat and stain both waterbase that allow your wood to breathe,most oil base
stains do not allow your wood to breathe,and its hard to find a…"
"Bob, I am reading the responses some weeks into lots of interesting advice. Did you make your decision on how to clean the loga and what to use for stain ?
Overall, I agree with a number of points mentioned. ( some of these folks giving advice…"
How have you been coming along with your mold & mildew on the home?
Have you tried your jomax/bleach solution yet?
Just wanted to know how you have been coming along on it?
Any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and…"
"Bob, We use Sansin exclusively but I am not a rep for them or anyone else.......I just like the product results.....I would call whomever you choose and make them make the recommendation and the application parameters for warranty and go from…"
"Looks like Kelly hit most of it. A couple other quick things:
Low VOC Transformation is higher in solids. It doesn't change the look of the stain vs. the higher VOC version but does slow down the dry time.
We are not seeing a move away from…"
I am going to try to answer your question. A Deep -Penetrating Oil Stain is a type of stain that penetrates as much as 1/4" or more into the wood. This is good for decks, hand-rails and roofing materials. These stains may also be used…"
Hello Folks, Using bleach to clean log homes has the tendency to compromise the Ph of the wood. When applying penetrating oil preservative be sure to add fungicide,biocide,insecticide after you check the Ph . If you don't the logs will turn black. The folks at LogFinish.com have the answers and the products to give you the best protection. I use them exclusively in my business and they will show you what to do to best protect your dream home.By the way,I don't work for them. Good Luck, Jim