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Chinking over cement
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We have a 50 year old cabin that has been chinked with cement and it looks like a layer of stucco has been put over this at a later date. We received a quote to remove all the old cement and stucco…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny Jun 23.

 

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shanny replied to Lynn Gillard's discussion Chinking over cement
"I would go with a more lime based historic daubing / chinking recipe if they are wide like that.  If there was no reinforcement behind the chinking, this is probably why you are losing sections of material. Most of the traditional style daubers…"
Jun 23
Lynn Gillard replied to Lynn Gillard's discussion Chinking over cement
"Wow! Never thought to have the old chinking and stain tested. That is a good idea. Could be dangerous. I don't see that there is anything holding the chinking in place and in many spots it is cracked and coming away from the logs. The interior…"
Jun 20
Lynn Gillard replied to Lynn Gillard's discussion Chinking over cement
"Thank you for your answer. It is very helpful. We have already used a grinder to sand the old finishes off the logs so they are down to bare wood again. We have applied new stain appropriate for log homes but not the sealer yet. So I will try…"
Jun 20
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Lynn Gillard's discussion Chinking over cement
"A few factors to consider: - How large are the old mortar chink lines?  Over 2" is difficult to add a new layer of modern chink - Have you had the old chink tested for asbestos?  You may have an abatement project on your hands. - What…"
Jun 15
CharisB replied to Lynn Gillard's discussion Chinking over cement
"If the old mortar is in good shape (not crumbling and/or falling out), leave it in there and tape over top w/ clear packing tape. You'll need to make sure the new chinking has a good 1/8" sticking to clean wood. If it's crumbling,…"
Jun 9
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Chinking over cement

We have a 50 year old cabin that has been chinked with cement and it looks like a layer of stucco has been put over this at a later date. We received a quote to remove all the old cement and stucco and then have new chinking put in. It is extremely expensive so we will have to do this ourselves. Do we really need to remove the old cement and stucco or can we chink over them. I have also read that waterproof masking tape works. Is it advisable to use waterproof masking tape under the new…See More
Jun 8

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Bought log cottage in 2010. Built in 1965.
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