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Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
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Hi all:I am new to this forum and new to log home ownership.  My wife and I purchased a log home earlier this year in upstate New York and we have been impressed with the advice and professionalism…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pittsburgh Architect May 7.

 

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Pittsburgh Architect replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"I meant a good quality cleaner to get it down to a clean substrate - not removing the old oil stain finish.  I just want to get any loose dirt, mildew, debris, and loose stain off of the wood before I put a fresh coat on it.  I should have…"
May 7
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"Pittsburgh Architect, I do recall your project and the photos.  When you say chemical stripping, do you mean stripping down to bare wood, or just wash off the dirt?  I think pressure washing is probably the most misunderstood tool in wood…"
May 7
Pittsburgh Architect replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"Jem, I'm in a very similar situation as you.  We bought a log home built in '96 a year and a half ago, and it's in bad need of re-staining.  After some investigation, it was last stained in 2005.  I want to do it the…"
May 7
Raymond Wengerd replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"A short answer to you question. Yes you can clean it with a good cleaner and neutralizer wash, and recoat to buy several years. It is a short term solution, until you can properly remove them and start over on a blank page of logs. Ray…"
May 5
Bob Cassen replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"Hi Would just like to clear up some confusion, Eco Wood Treatment and lifetime wood treatment made by Valhalla wood preservatives are NOT the same company. Thanks"
May 5
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"Hello Jem, Welcome! The home appears to have not had any exterior maintenance in at least 10 years.  Adding more oil now is an ok idea and nothing wrong with it, but on a 1 - 10 scale that would take your home from the 2 that it is now to maybe…"
May 4
CharisB replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"Hi, Jem. Congrats o your purchase! Lots of advice is already shared in this forum, so continue culling for the good info. Just some quick points for you: 1) Peeling is exclusive to film-forming stains. What this means is that the stain on there…"
Apr 28
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Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions

Hi all:I am new to this forum and new to log home ownership.  My wife and I purchased a log home earlier this year in upstate New York and we have been impressed with the advice and professionalism found on this forum.  We also have a number of different things we are working through on the home, but one of the most pressing is what to do with the exterior of the home.  I was hoping a few of you on this forum could offer suggestions/advice.The home was built in 1985 and was done through…See More
Apr 28

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