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live near Madison, Wi Have log home 22 years old. Contractor applies semi-transparent stain in error last summer. How can it be removed without damaging or killing shubbery, lawn etc?
Tried corn blasting--cuts in too deep. Also have three logs that sound hollow and spongy-about 6' long. They are wis (white pine??) What is the best way to restore? Outside appearance is OK yet.

Answer:

Robert:

Corn blasting is the best solution. If you want the logs smoother you will have to sand after the blasting process. Chemical stripers will not remove all of the old stain completely and leave a blotchy look. Also, if you do not neutralize the striper properly the new stain will not adhere to the wood. Call Dave at 877-788-5647 and he can advise you on log replacement for your bad logs.

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Posted By Q. Hause
5/9/2006
We built a log home (white pine) last year and now need to chink and stain the exterior. We initially thought we would do this ourselves but have reconsidered. Can you give me a contractor that I could call in the Baraboo, WI area (near Madison) to get a bid from. Thanks.
Posted By BUCKO
9/7/2006
I live near Madison and also have a log home , when we built it we had a bad log in the garage, i had the Amish build my home and they also repaired it . they took out the log and replaced it. Did a great job.If you would like more info, call my cell 920 210-6837