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TWP Stains
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Builder wants us to consider TWP stain for our exterior.He used it for 20 yrs. in California. We're in Maine. Any good or bad experiences? Thanks, AlContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by richard anders Jul 18, 2013.

Log post vs. Steel Post
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Building a 32 x 36 stick built, log sided chalet style home in Maine. Builder says the one post I need to support the laminated ridge has to be a steel post-to be surrounded in wood vs. a log post…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Waterman Oct 11, 2012.

 

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don sigler replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"My Experience with water based stain in not good, I have been in a Ripple Craft Log home for 11 yrs. TWP Cedartone 101 is the only product ever used on this home. TWP is an oil based stain, and I have had no problems in 11yrs with TWP and…"
Jul 18, 2013
Brian Weigel replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"The key to stain longevity is the prep work done before the application. This is true with any product whether it is oil based or water based. The way that Terry described his prep work and application makes all the difference in the world. I…"
Jul 18, 2013
don sigler replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"TWP Is a great stain, recommended by Ripple Craft and Gastinau Log Homes, Got 8yrs from first full house  stain. It's the color of Cedatone 101 that we love. Runs about 160.00 for five gallons."
Jul 4, 2013
al cayot replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"Thanks very much Terry, very helpful with my decision to use TWP. I will email you with my email so i can view your pictures and your " prep and stain " sheet. I am now starting to view your past posts to gather all info . Thanks again, Al"
Jun 22, 2013
Terry Tadysak replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"Hi Patty. I am pleased to see that TWP is performing well for you. When I suggest spray and back brush I am using a garden sprayer that sprays only stain, not stain mixed with air. It goes a little faster than just a brush. I suggest back brushing…"
Jun 22, 2013
Terry Tadysak replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"I have successfully used TWP and did not need to re-stain with a fresh coat for 5 years on the 3 sides not taking most of the sun. For 4 years on the most sun exposed side. I could throw a cup of water on the logs after 4 years on most sun exposed…"
Jun 22, 2013
al cayot replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"Thanks for the info. Al"
May 18, 2013
al cayot replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"Thanks John, I will research Weatherall.   Al"
May 18, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"I've used TWP, it works very well if you follow the instructions.  Most importantly with and oil finish is to start with clean / bare wood.   http://loghomemaintenance.co for photos of how we perform our Log Home Maintenance projects…"
May 13, 2013
John Sanders replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"Al, I guess it really depends on your budget and what you are trying to accomplish.  TWP is an oil based stain that is relatively inexpensive but it may not hold up as long as you would like and it may present some adhesion issues if you are…"
May 13, 2013
al cayot replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"Thanks for the feedback.   Al"
Apr 3, 2013
Patty Lovett replied to al cayot's discussion TWP Stains
"We used it and love it.  We in NW Montana where humidity is not much of a problem.  It's been two years, still looks good the only parts that need to be coated again are the horizontal exposed parts of the deck and stairs.  We…"
Apr 3, 2013
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TWP Stains

Builder wants us to consider TWP stain for our exterior.He used it for 20 yrs. in California. We're in Maine. Any good or bad experiences? Thanks, AlSee More
Mar 28, 2013
Casto Cedar Log Homes commented on al cayot's blog post Retirement Dream pgs.58-61 What stain used?
"Al,      Sashco products are the best hands down.  I have applied them all and there is no comparison.  Go with the Capture system on the exterior and add M-1 Advanced Mildewcide in all coats to keep it beautiful.  The…"
Feb 9, 2013
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Retirement Dream pgs.58-61 of February 2013 LogHome Living What stain used?

We're interested in the exterior and interior stain seen in this article for our home. Any help would be appreciated.AlSee More
Feb 9, 2013
Eric Waterman replied to al cayot's discussion Log post vs. Steel Post
"Hi Al, We have several builders that we can refer you towards that are in the Bangor-Hampden area.  Feel free to send me an email and I will share that information with you.  If you are passing through the Portland area, stop by for a…"
Oct 11, 2012

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retired teacher,small log home to be moved and replaced by stick built log sided home in Maine
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
yes
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months

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Retirement Dream pgs.58-61 of February 2013 LogHome Living What stain used?

We're interested in the exterior and interior stain seen in this article for our home. Any help would be appreciated.

Al

Posted on February 9, 2013 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment

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