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I purchased a semi load of used 4 inch by 8 inch logs that had been removed from a 8 year old log house. The logs have a latex flat appearing stain that has weathered. Can I lightly power wash these logs, prior to install,then restain ? I plan to use Behr stain with Behr gloss coating over the stain .


I would recommend corn blasting them or sand blasting them. Sanding would work too, but much more labor intensive. After all of this work, do not go cheap on the stain. Use a good quality log home stain like Life Line, or go to a solid Sherwin Williams Wood Scapes stain if you want low maintenance.

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