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refinishing 1950s log home interior
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Posted question about painting long home white which got no response.  Really need to figure this out ASAP so here's another try.  Attached is an image of a 1950s log home I want to buy, but interior…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Wengerd Aug 26, 2016.

Painting log home white
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I'm buying my first log home, built in the 1950s and would like to paint it white inside and black outside (see images attached).  I hear paint rots wood, but one log business said since the house is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Jun 23, 2016.

 

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Raymond Wengerd replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"You "Can" do a white washed look on the interior of your house. Just use a breathable log finish and add transparent white pigment. The right finish manufacturer will give you the right pigment needed, and all the prepping advice."
Aug 26, 2016
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"Bill and others, For the cost we offer a cost calculator to help customers determine the big question: http://http://loghomemaintenance.com/loghomecost.html Thomas Elliott Log Home Finishing"
Jul 1, 2016
Bill replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"Hi Sam I have worked with a few log homes that have been painted. As for the exterior I would not recommend painting. The logs move through out the year and the paint cracks allowing moisture to penitrate. The moisture gets under the painted surface…"
Jun 28, 2016
ed ziobro replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"you might want to look into dry ice blasting or CO2 blasting to remove interior finish, it might be a little less messy than glass or cob, check it out on you tube. I had a customer who used it on the interior of his home and he was very pleased…"
Jun 27, 2016
CharisB replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"Hi again, Sam. Painting white on the interior isn't as big a deal as it is on the exterior, since water getting inside is less of a concern when the exterior is being properly inspected and maintained. Certainly removing what you have on there…"
Jun 23, 2016
CharisB replied to sam's discussion Painting log home white
"Hi, Sam. Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I was out. I usually try to respond within a day when I see these kinds of posts. You'll find that there are ebbs and flows with most forums. This one has been quiet for a while since most questions…"
Jun 23, 2016
Nicholas Martin replied to sam's discussion Painting log home white
"www.sansin.com offers a bunch of breathable stains and paints that you can use on log homes both inside and outside. The have both Black and white. Their Exterior Solid Hide would be the same look and feel as paint but breathable for the exterior."
Jun 21, 2016
Nicholas Martin replied to sam's discussion Painting log home white
"Most of the stains and high gloss finishes do actually breath very well so Im sure your current finish is doing so. I have always been told not to paint a log cabin unless you are using specific coatings that allow the logs to breath. Just because…"
Jun 21, 2016
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refinishing 1950s log home interior

Posted question about painting long home white which got no response.  Really need to figure this out ASAP so here's another try.  Attached is an image of a 1950s log home I want to buy, but interior wood is dark and finished in high gloss.  I want to either paint white, of if this will rot the wood, I want to at least stain lighter in color or if I can remove finish all together, just leave it unfinished raw wood.  How do I go from Dark shine, to something more natural and lighter looking?…See More
Jun 17, 2016
sam posted a discussion

Painting log home white

I'm buying my first log home, built in the 1950s and would like to paint it white inside and black outside (see images attached).  I hear paint rots wood, but one log business said since the house is from the 50s the logs should be bone dry so painting should not be an issue.  Googling white log houses I see that it has been done before, so what do you guys think?  Does anyone have experience with this? The current interior finish is dark with high gloss, which doesn't seem very "breathable"…See More
Jun 15, 2016

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