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Michael Whalen
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  • Wenatchee, WA
  • United States
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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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Colorado Log Home Finishing commented on Michael Whalen's photo
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Lovitt's Emerald Gold Log Home Stain

"That looks real nice, huge log home!"
Jan 18
Michael Whalen posted videos
Jan 16
Michael Whalen posted a status
"Here is a video of MM applying the Lovitt's Emerald Gold in "Natural" color tint with an airless sprayer and back brushing the stain."
Jan 16
Michael Whalen posted a status
"Call us now if you are considering having your log home restored, repaired, or renovated in 2015. Our schedule is already getting tight."
Jan 16
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Lovitt's Emerald Gold Log Home Stain

MM Wood Restoration completed the restoration of this log home in Chelan, WA in 3 weeks.Stained with Lovitt's Emerald Gold log home stain.
Jan 16
Michael Whalen commented on Scott Green's photo
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"This log home needs a finish restoration, try Lovitt's Emerald Gold log home stain, you will really like it"
Dec 27, 2014
Michael Whalen commented on Chris Parker's photo
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"Nice home, good job."
Dec 27, 2014
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Lovitt's Emerald Gold log home stain - Natural Tint

This log home on the Columbia River was restored using Lovitt's Cleaner/brightener and the power washing method. The log home was sanded, prepared, and finished with Lovitt's Emerald Gold log home stain (low VOC soap and water cleanup
Dec 27, 2014
Michael Whalen replied to Doug Reid's discussion HELP. Corn Cob Blasting is Ruining the Logs
"Experience is great, we have a ton of it :)  But you must not get caught up in believing one method is better than the other, you must evolve and change, be willing to try new tools and methods always striving for the quickest, most cost…"
Dec 27, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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Tell us about yourself:
I Chairman of the Board for Gold Canyon Inc.
President and CEO for Lovitt's Professional Coatings
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Yes
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
N/A
Website:
http://www.woodspecialist.com

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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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