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Window Dormer Issues

I need to replace the fascia boards on my gable window dormers. It appears they have been installed too close to the shingles and are rotting as a result. I also will need to replace a few pieces of…Continue

Started Jun 16

Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
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I need to strip Sikkens Cetol Stain off one side of my house. It was last applied about 6 years ago. I have been letting it weather intentionally hoping, it would come off easier. The person who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Jun 9.

Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
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I recently noticed the seal on the side of my house where the log wall meets the chimneyshoulder (the transition area where the chimney tapers out wider for fireplace) has begunto fail. The are where…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Sep 6, 2013.

Log Siding
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I need to replace a few pieces of log siding that was used on my front and rear porch overhangs as fascia. Carpenter bees got to it and the woodpeckers finished it off. I live in Northwest…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Bouget Jul 7, 2010.

 

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Window Dormer Issues

I need to replace the fascia boards on my gable window dormers. It appears they have been installed too close to the shingles and are rotting as a result. I also will need to replace a few pieces of log siding closest to the roof that also seems to contact the shingles. I know to cut them so there is more clearance between the wood and the roof, but am wondering if there is any other steps I should take.. I am also considering eliminating the log ends and putting vertical corner boards in place…See More
Jun 16
Guild Log and Timber replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"I like the star10 too."
Jun 9
Guild Log and Timber replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Amen"
Jun 9
CharisB replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Here are the two types: water-carried and glycol-carried. No difference in penetration or protection between the two (at least, not according to a chemist with the company who mines the stuff - see this article), so we always recommend you go with…"
Jun 8
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"I was able to remove the sikkens with the sodium hydroxide stripper, after letting it sit for 45 minutes and keeping it moist. I must not have waited long enough the first time and the wood was slightly wet prior to application, whereas this time it…"
Jun 8
George replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Hi Mike I have just gone through this. I would stay away from the chemicals they leave a strong smell behind. Gave me and the wife headaches for days. I seen a post recently about pressure washing. It seemed to go through the house and leave water…"
Jun 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Here's what you need, Star10 Chemical stripper.  Ive used this to remove Sikkens Cetol on a few occasions.  You may still need to blast some areas but this should get most of the Sikkens off: http://starten.com/ Thomas…"
Jun 4
Bill replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Don't be afraid of the work the results are well worth it. Keep on sanding."
Jun 3
CharisB replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Osborn brushes - the 4 or 5" cup silica carbide cup brush - work well on round logs. Here is a great article on different types of strippers, their pros & cons, and what to use to neutralize them.…"
Jun 2
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Thanks for the reply Charis. I do have a grinder I could use, but I was unsure what type of disc would work best with one. The variable speed buffer I use with the osborne brush works good, but is not aggressive enought to remove the finish…"
Jun 2
CharisB replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"We've tested our fair share of chemical strippers around here and found methylene chloride to work the best. It's very toxic, so must be handled carefully. It usually has to be followed by neutralization with another product, power…"
Jun 2
Mike posted a discussion

Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain

I need to strip Sikkens Cetol Stain off one side of my house. It was last applied about 6 years ago. I have been letting it weather intentionally hoping, it would come off easier. The person who applied it originally did a poor job removing the previous stain by pressure washing. There are many spots where you can tell the old stain was left on, and severe felting in some spots which the stain has adhered to and dried very hard on.I have tested pressure washing in a small area, using a sodium…See More
Jun 2
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"Last night I ripped off the slate, underneath it appeared to be concrete, with a scratch coat of mortar and metal lath, installed on top of plywood with roof paper underneath..."
Sep 6, 2013
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"Didnt mean to sound harsh, I'm just a little ticked about this whole deal. If you look at the first question on this page http://restorelogs.com/faq.htm, it is similar to the picture on the bottom right, except the roof would be the shoulder of…"
Sep 6, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"I'm trying to inspire you to be creative.  If you could possibly provide photos I could help you."
Sep 5, 2013
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"Thank you so much for your informative reply. I take it you must not be a professional chinker, because if that was the case you could quite easily explain the proper technique with about the same effort and time it took you to send your reply."
Sep 5, 2013

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