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Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
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Newcomer to the forum - with perhaps a common question regarding stains and sealants.  I've read the other posts, and apologize for any overlap.We have recently completed a massive 2-week stripping…Continue

Tags: restoration, forming, film, oil, sealants

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sanders May 20, 2013.

 

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Michael Whalen replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Lovitt's Cleaner & Brightener can be diluted down to clean new wood and remove the mill glaze, neutralize the surface, open the grain, and it leave the wood PH balanced and ready to accept any wood finish.  Hand sanding is recommended…"
Jul 23, 2012
Dale Egan replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Hello Don & EZMARY, Thank you again for your thoughts.  I'm interested in the cleaner to remove the mill glaze - - I also have perma-chink actual chinking between our logs, at that product has been amazing.  Not a single failure…"
Jun 16, 2012
EZMARY replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Hey Newcomer I built my log home in 1989, and I have always used Permachink products.  I am not a salesperson, just a log home owner.  Their exterior lifeline ultra is water based, and it goes on nice, and after  you stain, you can…"
Jun 15, 2012
Kevin Piatz replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Hi Donald, I was just curious as to which film forming finishes and how long ago this was? As not all film forming finishes are the same. There are oil based film forming finishes, water based film forming finishes, and some others. Not all…"
Jun 13, 2012
Donald Parsons replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Dale:  Most exterior finish companies offer a cleaner (similar to oxy-clean) that will not only clean the surface but also remove mill glaze.  You can check the ph with the strips similar to those used in spas or pools (ph paper).  If…"
Jun 13, 2012
Dale Egan replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Hello Donald & Group, thank you for your thoughts and input - - I've heard of the concern for 'mill glaze' - and I believe an over-revving angle grinder created some of that with the otherwise awesome Osborn brush.  After I…"
Jun 12, 2012
Donald Parsons replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Dale: Having stripped off two "film forming" products from my log home - I finally chose an oil base product (Q8) and have never looked back.  I read all the tech reports listened to all the sales pitches for water based and film…"
Jun 12, 2012
Raymond Wengerd replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Your house looks great! You did well in the stain removal. There are atleast 3 more steps that are very important, before you re-coat. There are 2 penetrating stains that I know of that I recommend, Lovitt's and Q8 oil. Those 2 will really…"
Jun 11, 2012
Kevin Piatz replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Hi Dale, I work for one of the leading Log Home Finish maufacturers in the country. We were one of the first with a viable water based finish for log homes and have had a long time to test and modify water based finishes for log homes. If…"
Jun 11, 2012
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Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil

Newcomer to the forum - with perhaps a common question regarding stains and sealants.  I've read the other posts, and apologize for any overlap.We have recently completed a massive 2-week stripping and sanding project with our ~12 year old log cabin (lodge pole pine) in northern Wisconsin and I'm having difficulty deciding what to finish the logs with.  A film-base sealant or a penetrating oil?  I'd hate to go through such large effort and then choose poorly and essentially waste all the time…See More
Jun 11, 2012

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