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Using a grinder on my log home
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Hello, I had posted a couple of weeks back about doing some maintenance on my log home.  I wanted to get some info on stains.  I used an acrylic stain last year to do some touch up jobs and was quite…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Jul 3.

Looking for suggestions on removing stains and what stains to use.
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HelloI have browsed your forums and have found many similar situations such as mine but I would like to find out as much I can about my particular situation.  I am a novice when it comes to log homes…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing May 28.

 

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Bill replied to Geoffrey Franklin's discussion Using a grinder on my log home
"Hi Geoffrey I am a log home builder and do restoration on the side. I live in B.C. and have restored many log homes going to sander route. Send me a message I would love to give you some ideas. Best of luck Bill Vancouver and area."
Jul 3
shanny replied to Geoffrey Franklin's discussion Using a grinder on my log home
"I just use a 4 1/2" angle grinder.  Its smaller, but a lot easier to use for extended periods (the heavier grinders are hard on fatigue after a time) then some of the heavier grinders.  I bought a ryobi, for $39 at HD, came with a 2…"
Jun 24
Geoffrey Franklin posted a discussion

Using a grinder on my log home

Hello, I had posted a couple of weeks back about doing some maintenance on my log home.  I wanted to get some info on stains.  I used an acrylic stain last year to do some touch up jobs and was quite pleased with it and plan on refinishing my home with it.  I plan on doing 2 sides of my house this year then the other two next year.  I know this is not the optimal way to do it but with time constraints and work I really don't have any other option.  I want to go the grinder route as I have heard…See More
Jun 23
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Geoffrey Franklin's discussion Looking for suggestions on removing stains and what stains to use.
"It's quite simple, do a pressure wash to remove the dirt and then simply pick a grey such as Sashco 'Driftwood Grey' and spray or brush a couple of new coats on followed by a clear top coat.  I wouldn't call it a BIG no at…"
May 28
Geoffrey Franklin replied to Geoffrey Franklin's discussion Looking for suggestions on removing stains and what stains to use.
"Re-coat the grey?  I thought this was a BIG no no.  Can you give me more details on this?"
May 27
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Geoffrey Franklin's discussion Looking for suggestions on removing stains and what stains to use.
"A grinder is better than a belt sander in this situation. I think media blasting would be cheaper and probably do a better job. Your home looks beautiful. Why not just re-coat the grey? Thomas Elliott Log Home Finishing"
May 27
Geoffrey Franklin posted a discussion

Looking for suggestions on removing stains and what stains to use.

HelloI have browsed your forums and have found many similar situations such as mine but I would like to find out as much I can about my particular situation.  I am a novice when it comes to log homes and have only been learning about them through my experiences.  I purchased my home about 2 years ago.  It was build in 1991 and has had 3 previous owners.  Its located in the Maritimes so we endure a lot of moisture throughout the year.  Even though young it has definitely stood up well against…See More
May 27

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Owner of a log house for over 2 years. Very little experience but have done what I can to keep up with maintenance.
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