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I live in Ontario. Own a cedar panabode log home. It is approx 30 years old. It has been stained a solid dark brown for years. Would like to strip, go to natural stain. Had company demo soda blasting ..worked well. Do you recomend Soad or corn cob and why? The process appears simple enough. Is this a do it your self project? Please advise and any other helpful hints Thanks

Answer:

I do not recommend the soda blast. It can mess up the PH in the wood and cause the stain not to adhere properly and can sometimes turn the wood green. It leaves a very nice finish, but sould never be used on a log home. Go with the corn cob.

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Posted By New Age Soda Blasting
7/7/2008
We have been soda blasting log homes for many years now. We have never turned any wood green. If customers are not informed of washing soda off things could happen to the stain. We wash our work areas after work is completed and ask customers to do a rewash to blasted areas prior to staining. Power washing any wood should be avoided it can turn wood black and set you back more money in repairs.