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Cleaning with Concrobium???

Started Jun 25, 2014

Carpenter Bee Control using NBS30
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Red and Donna Sep 2, 2012.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Dec 21, 2009.


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Terry & Shelley S replied to Greg Beck's discussion Kitchen to porch door
"We do have a slider off our dining area to access our open deck and understand what you mean by having to have both hands.  I would recommend french doors with no window grids.  You get the same open window concept with the ease of opening…"
Apr 23
Terry & Shelley S replied to austin spain's discussion HELLO IM NEW
"Donald's advice is spot on!  Also, if you're considering building, you may want to look into hiring a builder with log home building experience in the area who can build it onsite vs a log home company & package.  It saved us…"
Apr 11
Terry & Shelley S replied to Bill Marsh's discussion Carpenter Bees
"Both Kelly and Donald are correct.  We built/moved into our log home in 2010. Unfortunately, we did not add the NBS-30 with the original coat of stain,  however, it was added to the one subsequent staining since then. It has helped greatly…"
Apr 11
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Terry & Shelley S replied to Jim Maher's discussion Insurance Coverage for Bird or Insect Damage
"Hi!  We're in NC and have never looked into insurance coverage for bird or insect damage. However we did buy a termite bond through Terminix immediately after receiving our CO.   When our rep was here last year, he mentioned they have…"
Feb 4
Terry & Shelley S replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Dang Pictures!
"Hi Charis!  Been quite a while since we last posted.  We're not thinking of selling anytime soon but am interested in this topic as it is happening in our log home as well.  At construction we wanted interior wood to be as close…"
Feb 4
Terry & Shelley S replied to Hank Hill's discussion Internet access
"We use Hughesnet GEN 4 through our home phone provider and have had no problems with it. However, we do not use it for streaming games, movies, etc.   We have the basic package with 5.0 GB (bonus 5.0 GB available 2 am 6 am). They do offer…"
Apr 12, 2015
Terry & Shelley S posted a discussion

Cleaning with Concrobium???

We're in the process of preparing our log home for the first maintenance coat of Sikkens Cetol 1 & 2 3.   We've had a few issues with mold/mildew on the exterior of our log home (particularly last year when we received more than 75" rain for the year). Recently, we've seen Concrobium (link provided below) advertised in a DIY magazine. It's advertised to be safe for all surfaces and cleans & prevents mold mildew stains.  Before using, we wanted to check with some of the professionals…See More
Jun 25, 2014

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Our dream began 2006 when we purchased our lot with hopes to complete our home by 2011. We placed our FL home up for sale mid 2009 hoping to sell/move early 2010; given the market, it surprised us all when it sold within 6 weeks! A miracle that can only be explained by GOD!
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At 9:17pm on July 7, 2012, Lon & Anne said…

Amazing progress in family living !

At 9:48am on February 6, 2012, Denny Johnson said…

Terry & Shelley,

I just finished viewing your photos. Beautiful place you have there. I'd say that riding motorcycle and living in a log home go perfectly together. What a lovely place to come home to after a long day's ride. Congratulations! We live where there are some pretty rough gravel roads and hills here in Arkansas so we had to sell our bike before we moved here from Minneapolis. Enjoy your new home. 


At 10:13am on August 23, 2011, CharisB said…

Stay Clean is the mildewcide, not the cleaner, so you had it right the first time.  :-)  The shelf life of the Stay Clean will be as long as the shelf life of your maintenance coat.  With most products, that's around 2 years.  If you plan on using all 5 of those gallons before shelf life is up, then go ahead and get the Stay Clean for it, as well.  But if some of those 5 gallons will end up sitting around for several years (to the point it goes past shelf life), I'd hold off.


Hope that answers it!  -- Charis

At 10:31am on August 22, 2011, CharisB said…

Hi, Terry & Shelley.  Thanks for the comment on my page.


You've pretty much already tested - you can wipe away the black spots but they return.  You have some surface mold and mildew on there.  Easy-ish fix: 1) clean with a sodium percarbonate cleaner (oxygenated bleach) to kill the existing mold and mildew. Apply the cleaner then rinse thoroughly  2)  Allow to dry. 3) Apply the clear coat (is that 1 or 23?  I forgot...) but this time, boost it with a mildewcide.  We like Stay Clean I/E.  It will help control surface mold and mildew and it's pretty inexpensive - $30 for the amount needed for a 5-gal. bucket.  You can get smaller amounts for 1-gal. buckets, too.


Keep an eye out on other high-risk areas for the same thing (north side, anywhere that doesn't get sun).  If you see it there, treat the same way & you should be in good shape.


One other recommendation: get a hold of a moisture meter. Be sure your wood is below 19% moisture content before doing any of this work. Putting another coat on may trap some of the moisture and cause mold/mildew growth under the stain, which is much harder to fix.  My guess is that ceiling just doesn't get a whole lot of sun which is what is causing this issue.  Nonetheless, a moisture meter is a tool every log home owner should have around for routine maintenance.  You can get them for a pretty good price online.  You don't need anything fancy (like those digital moisture meters that run in the hundreds of dollars!).  A simple $30-60 model will do.


Hope that helps!  Beautiful home, by the way.  I always enjoy watchin the slide shows you homeowners have up.  :-)


Thanks!  -- Charis

At 10:48pm on August 21, 2011, Linda Berry said…

Shelley, thanks for the info on the copper caps - we have done some searching on the internet but will check out Lowes!

We are in Lexington SC, about 10 miles from Harbison. Our log home is about 18 miles west of Murphy, NC - we are anxiously awaiting the time we can move there permanently which will probably be next year.

Enjoyed looking at your pics, dogs are beautiful too!

At 6:37pm on August 3, 2010, Lois & Dave said…
a little of both...R&R and window treatments! in August, in October Dave and I will probably bring up some more furniture and stuff, but mostly just enjoy the color!
At 9:51am on July 25, 2010, Lois & Dave said…
Love the new pictures Shelley...sure do miss "home" and all my great neighbors. I'll be up for a long weekend. Aug. 19-22, then we'll both be up for the third week in Oct. for "color"! Can't wait to see you guys!
At 10:43am on July 19, 2010, Rose Glenn said…
Your dog is BEAUTIFUL!!! Looks just like our dogs too.. they are always lounging on the couch. ( :
At 10:41am on July 19, 2010, Rose Glenn said…
Hi Terry and Shelley: yes, it seems I have to "approve" comments, so it just takes some time. Sorry about that... one bad apple spoiled the bunch, so now I have to approve each and every post. What a bother! I'm not always in front of my email so it just takes me a while to get these approved so they will post. Anyway, I appreciate your concern about our financing woes. I do agree with you... I figure God always has a plan, so sometimes these things are out of our control, but He knows what's best! We almost bought a parcel of land and it turned out to be right next door to a cement factory and all the groundwater was polluted. The closing blew up at the last minute... good thing! We live about 6 hours away from you guys but would LOVE to see the house somtime! Keep in touch... Rose
At 11:10am on July 12, 2010, Rose Glenn said…
Not sure why the comment didn't post! Sorry about that. I agree with you on your last comment, tho... Goldens do seem to be popular "Log Dogs", don't they? There's just something about gentle Goldens and the peace and quiet of a log home -- they just go together, don't they?

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