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Builders say OK to paint BUT now I'm confused.
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Hi all.  We are in the process of buying a log home on the mid north coast of Australia. Every builder I ask can I paint it tells me "of course, its only wood".  I have learnt from this forum that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vicki Lennon Aug 29.

 

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Vicki Lennon replied to Vicki Lennon's discussion Builders say OK to paint BUT now I'm confused.
"Hi CharisB!  Thank you so much for your reply.  That was extremely helpful and has definitely answered my questions.  Appreciate you taking the time to respond.  Regards Vicki"
Aug 29
CharisB replied to Vicki Lennon's discussion Builders say OK to paint BUT now I'm confused.
"Hi, Vicki. Hello from the U.S.! In years past, some folks here from Sashco have gone to look at the homes in Scandanavia. A couple things we observed that helped preserve their homes, even when painted: 1) Their overhangs were enormous. It was…"
Aug 25
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Builders say OK to paint BUT now I'm confused.

Hi all.  We are in the process of buying a log home on the mid north coast of Australia. Every builder I ask can I paint it tells me "of course, its only wood".  I have learnt from this forum that its def not OK to do this.  As log homes are rare in Australia I'm assuming everyone makes the assumption that being made of wood it can be treated the same as a wood cladded home. I would like to know if anyone had any information on the log houses in Scandinavia that are painted black (in a much…See More
Aug 25

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Looking at purchasing a log home (pending building inspections) but flying blind with understanding the maintenance and what can and can't work with these types of homes. I welcome advice!
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