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larry reed
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  • Elysburg, PA
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larry reed replied to Dale Egan's discussion Film Forming vs. Penetrating Oil
"Penetrating oil is a better option. Film forming stains are time intensive and expensive to maintain. They protect the wood by leaving a coat or film on top the surface which also has a bad effect in the long run. It causes cracking,…"
May 9, 2013
larry reed replied to Kyle Gomm's discussion Oil Based Stains vs. Water Based Stains
"Most log home owners that use oil based stains prefer it because of it's durability. It lasts longer than water based stains and has better penetration in the wood. It would also take a while before you can live in your log home if you choose…"
Mar 4, 2013
larry reed replied to David Stewart's discussion Cob blasting vs. Sanding vs. Pressure washing
"The best way of removing stain in a log home for me is cob blasting. It is the method that's non-toxic and safe for the log. Pressure washing involves the use of water which may cause damage to the interiors of your log home. Pressure Sanding…"
Feb 26, 2013
larry reed replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"When black molds hit my logs I followed what my friend told me and got a positive result. I damped the area with water and scrubbed it with borax. I didn't stop until I saw the the log free from black molds. I let it dry completely with an air…"
Feb 20, 2013

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