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Best stain for western red cedar
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Hello I have finished and restored several log homes, but have never worked on a western red cedar home.  What are the best finishes to use and what to avoid?  I know they wrc has a lot of tannins…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Feb 20.

 

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Tim Waterman replied to Larry J. Bishop's discussion How to season logs before building
"I would go with the fir logs over poplar which is similar to aspen where I am from.  Aspen trees often rot the heart wood while the sap would continues to grow, which makes for poor building material.  The more straight the grain (not…"
Feb 20
CharisB replied to Tim Waterman's discussion Best stain for western red cedar
"Thanks for the kind words about our products, Tim. Glad you've had a great experience. That's the goal every time. Definitely let me know if you need samples for that customer and if any other questions come up. I'm happy to be a…"
Feb 20
Tim Waterman replied to Tim Waterman's discussion Best stain for western red cedar
"Great thanks for the quick response Charis! I really like the transformation log and timber and how it accentuates the grain, but it's not my house and I won't be looking at it everyday.  I will be meeting with our clients in the…"
Feb 20
CharisB replied to Tim Waterman's discussion Best stain for western red cedar
"Hi, Tim. I am biased on "what is best," so I'll stick to educational info. An oil-based stain will definitely bring out the grain more, simply by virtue of it soaking in. If the tannins in the wood are close to the top, they will be…"
Feb 20
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Best stain for western red cedar

Hello I have finished and restored several log homes, but have never worked on a western red cedar home.  What are the best finishes to use and what to avoid?  I know they wrc has a lot of tannins and want to get the best finish on a newly constructed home.  Is water based or oil based better and why?See More
Feb 20

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Tell us about yourself:
Work in log home restoration. Media blasting, chinking, check filling, staining, copper caps, rot mitigation, log replacement, log railings, half log stairs, decks....
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
no
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
24+ months

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