Log home stain is essential.Log home stains are specifically designed to protect your wood in the harshest elements.
In the stain industry there are two types of stains - oil based and water based systems. We offer both to meet specific industry needs. We recommend water based systems for the following reasons:
They are UV stable
They work in conjunction with water based sealants
Oil is not an ideal surface for adhesion of caulking/chinking
Low VOC and easy cleanup – no solvent
We offer oil based systems for those customers who insist on it or whose homes already have an existing oil based stain and do not want to go through the effort of removing the existing oil system. Choosing the right kind of log home stain for your log-home investment is crucial; and log-home stains are specifically designed to protect wood in even the harshest of environments. For more information on which stain product is ideal for your home, go to the individual product sites or contact one our representatives.
Both types of products require proper preparation and regularly scheduled maintenance. Finally, it is important to follow the manufacturer's application instructions.
Wood that is left unprotected will quickly deteriorate. You will notice cracking, peeling, discoloring and possibly harbor mold and mildew. Choosing the right kind of log home stain for your log-home investment is crucial; and log-home stains are specifically designed to protect wood in even the harshest of environments.
The natural color of wood, as well as the wood’s porosity, can dramatically affect how a log home stain will alter the wood’s original color.
It’s very important to keep in mind that it’s far more difficult to undo a log cabin stain than it is to select the most compatible log cabin stain color and type, from the very beginning.
Our professionals, at Mountain Home Building Products, will be happy to sit down with you to discuss which water or oil-based stain selections would work best for your particular project. All stains for log homes are not created equally; and while some log stains are good, there are others that are superior in quality, durability, coverage rate, compatibility with caulk and chinking products, richness of color etc.