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Question:


How can you tell what type of exterior stain is on a log home. Is there an easy way to tell the difference between a water based stain and oil based one?
We bought one 3years ago from someone who flipped the house and didn't know anything about it.

Answer:

It's hard to say without seeing it. Most of the oil based stains tend to turn the logs black from mold. This is caused from the plant oil that the stain is based from. If this is the case it should all be stripped and start over with a good quality latex stain. If the house has any black specks or areas, peeling, or more then 25% fading it should stripped also. Call Dave at Timeless Wood Care Products for more help. 800-564-2987

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