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Log homes require high performance stains that will keep you from having to do maintenance every 2-3 years. Getting color samples is always helpful to. Let us know if we can…"
You have a lot of work planned. If only all log home owners were this detailed our jobs would be easier. I have a few suggestions as well.
1. Be sure to select an acrylic based latex caulk that is designed specifically for log homes.…"
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"It is always interesting to see debates about wood finish products. There are always folks on both sides that argue that their finish/system performs the best. Every stain job is different and depends on a number of factors including the type of…"
How did your repairs work out? Did this solve your problems?
As you can see from the responses here, today's chinking products can work very well in this situation as long as the movement isn't too excessive. Triple Stretch…"
"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…"
"The key to stain longevity is the prep work done before the application. This is true with any product whether it is oil based or water based. The way that Terry described his prep work and application makes all the difference in the world. I…"
Yes, stain removal can be difficult, time consuming and costly. Finishes weren't designed to come off easily although the sun seems to destroy them quickly. I agree with Charis that media blasting is the way to go if you can.…"
Log ends are always a challenge because the grain is open and therefore can absorb water easily and they typically extend beyond the roof line and are more exposed to the elements. Saturating them with stain will certainly help prevent…"
John is correct, either of these products would meet your needs regarding low VOCs. Log Guard is designed specifically for interior use and has hardeners to help protect the finish. Check out this link for more…"
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Every log and timberframe homeowner needs to know the details of the many options available. Answers to simple questions would really benefit everyone. Questions like: How long will the stain last? Is it ok to…"
"Have you tried using an insect repellent designed for log homes? NBS 30 can be used as an additive for stains and it can also be sprayed directly on the home when mixed with water. It is inexpensive and may be an easy fix. Follow this link for more…"
"This is very good information and important for log home owners to know and understand. Pressure washing is an easy and inexpensive method for preparing a home for a new stain coat but great care must be taken in doing this. A pressure…"
"WOW! I agree that with little or no maintenance, this home is in fairly decent shape. Obviously media blasting will help to clean and brighten the wood and prepare it to accept stain but some of the media may enter the home as well. Another option…"