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Timothy S Rector
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Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
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It seems a never ending battle with mold/mildew on my log home.  The home is about 30' tall at the peak so it's difficult to get on ladders each spring/fall and scrub the logs to clean them.  If I…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Martin Oct 15.

 

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Nicholas Martin replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Hi Tim, It looks like you have plenty of replies but for what it's worth, I had some very old logs on a 1940s cabin with LOTS of mold and mildew (my logs were basically black). I media blasted using crushed glass, osborn brushed the logs,…"
Oct 15
Guild Log and Timber replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"I agree with Tom. Those oil based stain do that for sure in their older age. "
Oct 13
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Thanks for sharing the info and photos.  From the photos it doesn’t look all that bad.  You are getting the mold  because you applied an oil based finish which is a good environment to culture this type of mold.  It also…"
Oct 13
Guild Log and Timber replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Dont pressure wash at all. Hand wash with a brush and regular water pressure. Pressure washers are nothing but trouble if not removing stain.   "
Oct 11
Guild Log and Timber replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Tim,  Next time you clean and apply a clear coat add mildecide to clearcoat.  That will help your maintenance troubles. Jomax is a good cleaner but you have to be careful and your existing clearcoat before you reclear has to be in good…"
Oct 11
Samuel Cruz replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Mr. Timothy,  I'm no expert in this area, but my cabin's surrounded by tons of trees on three sides and we're in the Caribbean. Mine is only 24' high, but I hose down the logs after using a bleach solution or TSP. I then…"
Sep 26
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Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...

It seems a never ending battle with mold/mildew on my log home.  The home is about 30' tall at the peak so it's difficult to get on ladders each spring/fall and scrub the logs to clean them.  If I just spray on Log Wash, it doesn't do anything unless I scrub.I just stained my home 2 years ago.  I pressure washed it last summer and washed it again earlier this spring.  I use Log Wash.Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this?  Or is this just the log home life and I should get used…See More
Sep 15

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