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How often do you have to stain the exterior and interior of a log cabin?

Answer:

The interior is typically once. The exterior should be washed and clear coated every 2-4 years after the initial staining, depending on your weather and setting. You may have to give the stain on the heavy weather sides a little light spray every 4 years and then clear coat. If you keep up on the maintenance it will save you money over time.You should budget $1 per square foot of living space / per year for a professional to do the upkeep.

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Posted By Suzanne Buchanan
3/12/2008
What is the best thing to put back on a log home after cleaning it? Is a wood sealant such as Thompsons water sealant the thing to use, I understand the wood has to breath.
Posted By Janet Hendry
5/22/2008
What do you recommend for washing the exterior? Any particular clear coat on a home that is a little on the darker side and we want to prevent any further darkening. It was clear coated 5 years ago but seemed to still turn dark. We used a Cabot clear stain. Thanks!