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Question:


We have an 1840's long home (square, rough-hewl logs). The stone fireplace was removed long ago, and the logs in area where it was removed look deteriorated/pulpy/soft/discolored, as if heat caused trauma. The rest of the logs are fine. Is there anyway to treat this damaged area tp preserve wood and make it look similar to other logs?

Answer:

You can strip the logs back to bare wood and treat it with a borate. Shell Guard is a good choice. You can get the Shell Guard from Timelesss Wood Care Products by calling 800-654-2987.

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