We like to use Lovitt's Cleaner & Brightener Kits, each kit restores about 1000 SF and only costs about $40. It is a 2 step process of cleaning and neutralizing the wood to leave the wood at a balanced PH and the woods'…"
Your home sure has changed since I saw it some time ago. Turned out great. All the haed work paid off. Want to come by and see you again. Will call the next time we are in town.
Wayne & Carolyn"
"Sanding is usually a good place to start, especially if you've moved in. There are chemical cleaners you can use (mild phosphoric acids and oxygenated bleaches) but they can be iffy if not fully neutralized. Sanding, while a bit…"
If you would like you can email me at; firstname.lastname@example.org and request more information about water stains and what to do about them. I have some tech tip documents that you may find useful. Anyone reading this is also free to send me an…"
During construction, our logs got punished by many days of rain. Most of the interior stains were removed but many were not. What can I do now that I have moved in to remove these unpleasant stains? BuckSee More
"It is a very good idea to use NBS 30 everytime you apply stain to your log home. But when staining is not necessary try this. In the Spring before your friendly bees decide to move in with you, mix the NBS 30 with water in accordance with…"
"On a porch you should be fine with that product, you are not getting the UV since the floor is largely going to be covered. However for an exterior deck that has no cover, especially one in full sun, you need an oil that will moisturize and…"
We both love our cottage and are so lucky to have been able to buy it. The previous owners took great pride in every inch of the cabin, he was a log home builder from the USA. They used to fly to the cottage....if only I was that lucky.
We are in Fort McMurray, which is quite a bit North from Canmore. However, I agree the scenery in that area is breathtaking!
There is a log home sales office in the town south of where I live in Montana that was recently stained with a non-shiny oil based product. I will be working about a quarter mile away from it on Monday and I'll drop by to find out what brand they used. It looks quite nice.
Both oil and latex stains can work great on the exterior of a log home. The manufacturer depends far more than the product. A GOOD Film forming oil stain, like Sashcos Transformation gives a great look and proven performance for years. High Sierra is a latex product from Sashco, and Lifeline from PermaChink (also latex) both have proven performance and durability. I use all of these products for years and warrant all equally. I would look more at making sure you get a good manufacturer of a product in which they stand behind, then decide weather you prefer the look of oil (usually more glossy) or latex.