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Stains on ceiling
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My tongue-in-groove vaulted ceiling started leaking a while back. Tried to locate the leak and fix it and finally found it where the chimney went into the house. Although there were only a few spots…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Mar 28.

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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CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Stains on ceiling
"No problem, Doug. Sometimes I see these right away and other times, it's a few days before I see them. So life goes, right? Glad they're not noticeable. Tannins sit at the surface, so it shouldn't take a lot to sand them down. But do…"
Mar 28
Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Stains on ceiling
"Charis -   Thanks for replying so fast!  They aren't real noticeable.  They kind of blend in with the knotholes and such on the rest of the ceiling. I thought perhaps they were tannin stains after reading a few other posts on…"
Mar 28
CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Stains on ceiling
"Doug -  Without photos, can't say for sure, but those are likely tannin stains that you have on there and the only way to really get rid of those are to sand them down. There are chemical cleaners that can lighten them some, but…"
Mar 28
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Stains on ceiling

My tongue-in-groove vaulted ceiling started leaking a while back. Tried to locate the leak and fix it and finally found it where the chimney went into the house. Although there were only a few spots where it dripped from, some small areas in the boards have turned a gray or slightly dark gray. I think I have any mold taken care of but how do I get rid of the gray spots on the boards?  Is there a product out there that will get rid of the stains?  Thanks!DougSee More
Mar 28
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

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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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