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Restaining with same stain but looks like mildew present - help
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I am restaining a log home with Wolman Durastain, Semitransparent stain (same stain as on walls now).  I know it's not the best stain but it's what's on the house now and I'd like to avoid a complete…Continue

Tags: mildew, restaining

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Aug 28, 2013.

Wolman Durastain
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I recently purchased a log home.  The previous owner used Wolman Durastain semi transparent stain on the home.  I need to restain.  I don't know if I should reuse this stain or go with something…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by See Dirt Run! Inc. Sep 6, 2011.

Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
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We recently purchased a log home.  All the places the previous owners hung pictures are now lighter in color than the surrounding wall, which was exposed to the light.  The walls are not stained.…Continue

Tags: maintenance, walls, log, interior

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly May 4, 2010.

 

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CharisB replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Restaining with same stain but looks like mildew present - help
"Yes, remove the mildew before staining. The stain itself may be mildew resistant, but only once dry and only on the surface. It won't kill existing mildew growth as you apply it. Trapping it underneath will look ugly and could lead to premature…"
Aug 28, 2013
Bruno Maier posted a discussion

Restaining with same stain but looks like mildew present - help

I am restaining a log home with Wolman Durastain, Semitransparent stain (same stain as on walls now).  I know it's not the best stain but it's what's on the house now and I'd like to avoid a complete change.I power washed the walls and let dry for a few days.  It appears there is mildew on logs in several places (this mildew may have appeared during drying (?)).  The mildew can be brushed off with rag in places.  The Durastain is supposed to be mildew resistant.  Do I need to remove this before…See More
Aug 28, 2013
See Dirt Run! Inc. replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Wolman Durastain
"If you switch stains you are committing yourself to having to strip the house to remove the other stain before installing a new product. If you don't, you are looking at an even more costly fix when it fails due to product incompatibility. If…"
Sep 6, 2011
Bruno Maier posted a discussion

Wolman Durastain

I recently purchased a log home.  The previous owner used Wolman Durastain semi transparent stain on the home.  I need to restain.  I don't know if I should reuse this stain or go with something different.  Any experience or ideas out there.  Thanks.
Aug 27, 2011
Kelly replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
"Good Morning John, To answer your questins about if you were to hang pictures up would you still get discoloration where they were hung. The answer would be yes, unless you put on a poly that has a UV prohibitor in it. You can check to see if the…"
May 4, 2010
Cathy Mortensen replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
"Ahhh...yes. The picture frame effect, which is very common if the interior logs are not properly treated. A pigmented stain with a UV additive should help in the future. After you have washed down your walls of course. Just because your interior is…"
May 3, 2010
Sandy Recoskie replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
"Log Wash by Perma-Chink would work well for cleaning up the logs. I used it on a 150+ building that didn't have a finish on the interior. - Did an amazing job brightening them up and bringing back the natural color."
May 3, 2010
Kelly replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
"Good Morning Bruno, I also agree with Bob if you want you can wait a couple of years and the logs will eventually merry up together. Or you could sand the whole interior to merry up the photo degradation part. ( You must do the whole room.) There…"
May 3, 2010
JOHN MILLER replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
"we have a log home built in 1996 we feel that the logs are sun seasoned but want to ask that if we were to hang pictures will we still get discoloration where they are hung?"
May 2, 2010
LHD Finishing replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
"Good call on fixing this problem, the only problem though is once you do 1 log you will need to do them all as it wont fix the light spots, it will fix the exposed areas. You can try getting a bucket of water.......AND BE CREATIVE......maybe mix a…"
May 2, 2010
Bob Warren replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung
"Bruno, Two things you can do, One is wait. In a couple of years the logs that were covered will also darken. Or, use a product that will lighten the other logs. Anything with oxalic acid will do that. Olympic deck wash is one product, Sashco makes…"
May 2, 2010
Bruno Maier posted a discussion

Interior log walls show where picture frames were previously hung

We recently purchased a log home.  All the places the previous owners hung pictures are now lighter in color than the surrounding wall, which was exposed to the light.  The walls are not stained.  Any suggestions on addressing this issue so that the light areas are not so noticed.Thanks so much.See More
May 1, 2010
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