- 1.) Order several samples of stain.
- 2.) Mix these samples up very well prior to sampling.
- 3.) Test the samples out on a large area and use the same number of coats and application technique as you plan on using for the actual application process.
- 5.) Verify the stain color is correct during the initial stages of stain application.
- 6.) “Box” all pails of stain.
- 7.) Periodically stir the pails of stain during the application process.
- 1.) Locate your home on a site that affords some protection from the elements.
- 2.) Construct roof overhangs that are 2-3 feet wide.
- 3.) Keep the bottom course of logs at least 18 inches above the ground.
- 4.) Find a log home supplier who uses a good design for the joints between his logs.
- 5.) Apply a wood preservative to the logs.
- 6.) Make sure that the exterior finishing products are compatible with each other.
- 7.) Make sure that the wood is clean and dry before any finishing products are applied.
Bleaching products can often reduce or remove discolorations.Notes: Test the different types of bleach in the following order: sodium percarbonate, household chlorine bleach and then oxalic acid.
Chinking & Log Caulking FAQ's
The entire process is rather easy. Begin with a clean surface. Gun the new chinking material over the torn area, and tool the new chinking material onto the old chinking material. The old and new chinking material should bond together.Watch our video to learn how to repair your chinking!Note: This situation usually occurs because of an improper application or because a few large logs have settled.
Log Home Stain FAQ's
- 1.) Make sure your logs are clean and sound.
- 2.) Make sure the surface temperature of the logs are between 50-90 degrees.
- 3.) Make sure the weather forecast is dry for two days during the staining process and dry for a two days after the staining process.
- 4.) Make sure the moisture content of the wood is below 20% prior to the staining process.
- 5.) Make sure that you don’t have any compatibility problems with any previously applied coatings.
- 6.) Read all of the application guidelines for the stain material that is being applied.
- 7.) Recommendation: Use a sprayer to flood the surface of the logs with the stain material and then immediately back brush the stain into the pores of the wood.