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Building a new log home-may use white cedar or pine--still not sure..sawa video re staining(GoldenEagleLogHomes)..guy wet the new logs,bleached them, power washed them..allowed 3 days to "dry", the applied stain#1,caulked, then applied stain #2. Didn't SEAL logs at all. Isn't this the totally wrong way to do it??

Answer:

Yes, this is not a good senerio. A good quality latex stain like LifeLine or Capture/Cascade is the best in my opinion. NEVER bleach the logs! It will cause adhering issues. The logs should be Osborn brushed before staining to remove the mill glaze from the logs. Also, you should apply a good borate treatment before staining since it can only be applied to bare wood. Do not apply more than the label recommends.

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Posted By Richard Jones
4/12/2016
Hi, Our log home is stained but is starting to show signs of wearing and I think in need of another coat. Does the old coat of stain need to come off before I do it?