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We have purchased some log cabins that currently have perma-chink on them and would like to cover the perma-chink with another material that doesn't need the maintenance that the perma-chink requires. Also, the perma-chink shrinks and pulls away and doesn't provide much in the way of insulation. It can easily be damaged even with people's fingers being pushed into it. We thought of using some kind of material and adhering it with a contractor's glue then caulking around it. Do you have an

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It sounds like the logs were not dried properly when the chink was applied. As they dry they will pull from the chink. Perma Chink is your best bet for keeping it sealed for insulating purposes when applied properly. It takes several weeks before it cures completely and cannot leave finger marks. Also , if improper backing material was used, it could cause problems. If you are that dissatisfied you should call perma chink.

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Posted By Jeff Page
2/13/2013
My wife and purchased an old farmhouse recently and started to remodel, to my satisfaction we uncovered a one room log cabin from early 1800's. The interior of which is covered with Whitewash, what is the recommended method for removing that white wash and showing off the wood? All hardwood logs mostly tulip(poplar) but some beech and oak also. We ve had two local cabin builders give us conflicting data one said powerwash, one said sand or corncob?
Also what is considered proper backing for re-chinking? plaster lathe, chicken wire etc.?