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Michael Whalen
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  • Wenatchee, WA
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Michael Whalen's Discussions

Chinking Inside and Outside Required?
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If you are going to chink your log home, should it be chinked inside if you are chinking the outside?  Can you do one and not the other?Does chinking the exterior and not the interior cause any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Bullock Dec 12, 2012.

 

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Michael Whalen replied to Doug Reid's discussion HELP. Corn Cob Blasting is Ruining the Logs
"Look into a quality penetrating stain made only for log homes, Lovitt's Emerald Gold, you will never have to blast your home to do maintenance, ridiculous!  "
Dec 15
Michael Whalen replied to Jacob Smith's discussion Question/Opinions about Log Home Finish
"What you have here is a penetrating stain that has weathered over the years,  and on the other side you have a freshly done film-forming coating application.   The area that has the penetrating stain, could be washed using a wood cleaner…"
Dec 15
Michael Whalen replied to Scott Lambert's discussion Cob Blasting - estimated cost?
"The cost of restoring a log home rarely has anything to do with square footage, our company estimates the cost of log home restoration by how many days it will take our 4 man crews to complete a project.  After almost 20 years of year round log…"
Oct 1
Michael Whalen replied to Ray Mazza's discussion Best Stain>
"Here is a video of our company using the Lovitt's brand of products for a clear cedar home restoration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN6m1cTZwqE&list=UUxIEToIHm42xx5qUR8hubgA Our company is entering our 18th year of log home and cedar…"
May 8
Michael Whalen replied to Kyle Gomm's discussion Oil Based Stains vs. Water Based Stains
"Lovitt's Emerald Gold-Honey tint-Penetrating finish that is maintainable, and doesn't look like a glazed donut!  Chinking smooth and professionally installed by MM Craftsmen!  www.woodspecialist.com"
May 3, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Kelly's discussion Environmentally Friendly Stain
"Lovitt's makes a wood preserver product call P-Wood that is a siloxane product that penetrates into the wood and creates a water proof surface, but the wood does hold color for a longer period than untreated wood but it will eventually silver…"
May 1, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Kyle Gomm's discussion Oil Based Stains vs. Water Based Stains
"Lots of log home stains out there, hmmm water based or oil based, both have track records it just seems we do a lot of blasting on log homes that have used water based acrylic and clear coat systems.  Hard to discourage that when it comprises…"
May 1, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Kelly's discussion Cleaning Decks
"To get a deck restored easily, using a low pressure power washer and getting professional results (100% old finish removal, no felting of wood, and PH balanced wood) you need to try Lovitt's Cleaner & Brightener Kits.  Each kit…"
May 1, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Todd Eckert's discussion Removing stain
"I would recommend using a Lovitt's Cleaner & Brightner Kit to do a test to see if it will remove the existing coating, it is very strong and effective and costs very little, it would be a great place to start. www.lovittscoatings.com "
Apr 30, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
"Kai- You are probably close on your cost estimate for all the materials,  blasting materials, and stain to restore your log home, and it's great to hear that you want to tackle the project on your own.  But, you may want to test an…"
Apr 30, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Buck's discussion Staining Deck
"Buck- We like to use Lovitt's Cleaner & Brightener Kits, each kit restores about 1000 SF and only costs about $40.  It is a 2 step process of cleaning and neutralizing the wood to leave the wood at a balanced PH and the woods'…"
Jan 29, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to matt ankney's discussion Oil or Water finish for interior
"We recommend Lovitt's Platinum Interior Log Home finish.  It is a water based product that is easily applied, it is designed to be sprayed on with an airless sprayer for bigger projects and it can be built up with light sanding between…"
Jan 29, 2013
Michael Whalen posted a blog post

Log Home Restoration

We would like to offer our assistance to any contractor or do-it-yourself-er out there who needs professional advice for restoring log homes, wood siding, or decking.  We are always happy to assist others in their projects to help them avoid costly mistakes, streamline their operations, or choose the correct products for their environment.  Please feel free to call our toll free number (877) 966-3476 for any questions or advice, we are always glad to help.See More
Jan 29, 2013
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Jan 29, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to chris fryer's discussion new guy with some questions for those who have had their house media blasted
"Tom, I agree with you, there are some projects where blasting with media is the ONLY choice, we do it a lot, but on the other hand I have been hired by insurance companies to litigate against contractors who have completely destroyed log homes…"
Jan 29, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to chris fryer's discussion new guy with some questions for those who have had their house media blasted
"Chris- Our restoration company has been restoring log homes on the west coast for 15 years+, we really don't like to use our blasters on log homes, only as a last resort.  We do blast, it accounts for a good portion of our work, but we…"
Jan 28, 2013

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I Chairman of the Board for Gold Canyon Inc.
President and CEO for Lovitt's Professional Coatings
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Log Home Restoration

We would like to offer our assistance to any contractor or do-it-yourself-er out there who needs professional advice for restoring log homes, wood siding, or decking.  We are always happy to assist others in their projects to help them avoid costly mistakes, streamline their operations, or choose the correct products for their environment.  Please feel free to call our toll free number (877) 966-3476 for any questions or advice, we are always glad to help.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:14pm

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