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Brian Donelson replied to Kim Broome's discussion Best Sealant for water leaks
"Hi Kim, Here's a link to our thoughts on repairing checks, if that is where the leaks are: If the leaks are around window casements and such, here's a link to that page on…"
Mar 12
Brian Donelson replied to Mike's discussion Blue residue on logs after washing-Mold?
"Hi Mike, If you've gone through the process of using Oxalic Acid, (which is a brightener, not really a cleaner) you've lightened the wood best you can and using bleach can lead to more damage to the woods fibers. Without seeing pictures…"
Oct 12, 2018
Brian Donelson replied to Dave McLochlin's discussion Refinishing questions
"Hi Dave, Log End Seal may be applied once the Ultra 2 is dry, so giving it 24 hours is usually a good idea.  While this timeframe all depends on temperature and humidity, that should be safe!  Be sure to apply the Log End Seal in a thin,…"
Sep 26, 2018
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Yes, a good quality latex house paint should perform really well.  You may need a primer, depending on what paint you are going to purchase, so check with someone in the paint department or read the labels. Brian  (…"
May 23, 2018
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Hi Catrinel, I think I'd lean more to a good quality paint to protect the OSB, as the adhesives used in manufacturing it are not terribly friendly towards adhesion or penetration of normal stains, be they oil or waterborne.  Thanks, Brian"
May 10, 2018
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Hi Catrinel, Shell Guard (in this case the concentrate) would be the Borate recommended for that type of project, and M-Balm is the epoxy/wood consolidator that would create a barrier to protect from air and water penetrating the wood.  Check…"
May 8, 2018
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Hi Catrinel, I'm in agreement with Charis, it does look like there's some areas where nature is taking over in the decay process of your logs. I'm not sure what you have available in your area there and how deep the damage goes, but…"
May 7, 2018
Brian Donelson replied to Luc's discussion Trying to match a stain color
"Luc,  we always recommend getting several frees samples that look "close" to you to try on your home, as they'll all look slightly different on each home or on-line typically.  Each species will take stain at a slightly…"
May 7, 2018
Brian Donelson replied to Sarah Sullivan's discussion 120 year old log home! Paint Romoval?
"Hi Sarah, There are several environmentally friendly finish removers on the market, and samples are available through most folks who sell finishes (including us!).  Most are slower to work then the old school, corrosive type…"
May 3, 2018

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