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Dang Pictures!
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22 years ago we built our log home, staining on the inside with Sikkens Interior, two coats. We are thinking of selling soon (it's been a great home - it's just too much for us at our age!).  When I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Ottney Feb 11.

Should I change stains?
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  When I built my log home 20 years ago, it was suggested that we use Sikkens 1-2-3.  Cetol 1 is used as the primer coat, and Cetol 23 es used a the finish coat (2 coats).  Over the years this method…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Aug 17, 2015.

 

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Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"Thanks, Thomas. I like your thinking."
Feb 11
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"I think if you are going to sell it, it would be best just to pass the problem on to the next owner.  You won't recoup your money.  You would be better off finding an unassuming buyer who doesn't realize how much money it's…"
Feb 11
CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"Hi, Shelley. Wood will turn yellow over time on its own, due to both UV exposure and oxygen exposure. The oil-based sanding sealer will help limit the oxygen degradation some, but it'll do nothing about the UV exposure. At least in those areas…"
Feb 6
Terry & Shelley S replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"Hi Charis!  Been quite a while since we last posted.  We're not thinking of selling anytime soon but am interested in this topic as it is happening in our log home as well.  At construction we wanted interior wood to be as close…"
Feb 4
CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"I've known many who've done that. Depending on the buyer, they sometimes want to refinish anyhow, so I'd certainly consider that option. Your realtor may have some thoughts on that, as well."
Jan 10
Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"Is there anyway of avoiding this or does it happen to most log homes where pictures are hung?"
Jan 10
Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"Thanks, man. Appreciate it. I like the suggestion in your first paragraph! LOL!"
Jan 9
CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"Agreed - Dang pictures! The easiest and least amount of work would be to leave the pictures up, inform the new buyers of the work that might be necessary to repair that, and sell it as-is. :-) (OK OK. I was being a little ornery there.) A couple…"
Jan 9
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Dang Pictures!

22 years ago we built our log home, staining on the inside with Sikkens Interior, two coats. We are thinking of selling soon (it's been a great home - it's just too much for us at our age!).  When I take wall decor down (pictures, etc.) the log behind it is a much lighter color than the log not covered by the wall decor. I knew this would happen, but what can I do to get a more uniform color on the interior logs? Let me rephrase that - what can I do that is the easiest and the least amount of…See More
Jan 8
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"It's gonna shine so much you're gonna have to wear sunglasses to look at it on the cloudy days even."
Aug 17, 2015
Kelly replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Hi Doug, Media blasting is products like ground up corn or crushed glass to be used with a sand blaster to blast off stains on your log home or any wooden structure to get is back down to the bear wood.  After this process a new product can go…"
Aug 17, 2015
Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Kelly,   Yes, my logs look similar to those in the link, except mine are darker because I had used Cetol 23 to protect of the years. When I use the clear Cetol Maintenance, they do shine. The sides that get the weather and sun usually need…"
Aug 14, 2015
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Doug, Here is an example photo gallery of a home that we maintain in Colorado using Sikkens Cetol Log Maintenance.  We originally media blasted the home in 2007 and applied 3 coats of Sikkens 'Log and Siding' in the Natural Light…"
Aug 13, 2015
Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Hahahaha! I watch that show!  Thanks again."
Aug 12, 2015
CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Don't worry. I watched an episode of Mythbusters that proved that biting a bullet won't cause it to go off, so you're safe. :-) Good luck with your project! --- Charis"
Aug 12, 2015
Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Thanks for your help Kelly. I was hoping for a different answer but it looks and sounds like "staying the course" with Cetol Maintenance is the way to go. Thanks again."
Aug 12, 2015

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Tell us about yourself:
I had my log home built 20 years ago in Ohio and used Sikkens, the Cetol system. Wondering if I could use something else since Sikkens is getting too expensive.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Hell yeah!

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