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I purchased a 7 year old log home. The sides that are covered by a porch are in pretty good shape. The two sides exposed to weather need work. Would a good wash a new top coat work or should it be stripped. In certain areas the top coat is gone and some of the stain is very light . Your opinion please

Answer:

It's hard to say without seeing it. If it is more than 50% bad then strip. If not try Osborne brushing and then applying fresh stain.

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Posted By Denise Manning
5/17/2014
We purchased a 12 year old log cabin which appears to not have been stained since it was built. We are trying to get an idea of the cost to have someone strip/stain for us vs do it ourselves. No one even seems willing to give a ball park estimate. The cabin is 2100 square feet, but the back is a screened in porch for most of the length of the house, the only "second floor" is a single loft area and much of the square footage is an attached oversized garage. Even a ballpark of cost would help. Thank you!
Posted By Barbara Poe
9/10/2015
What is Osborne brushing
Posted By billy willigham
10/7/2016
We purchased a 20 year old log home.last year we reworked on side of the house but got the color way wrong. Can we use solid color stain on this home or will it harm the logs
Posted By billy willigham
10/7/2016
We purchased a 20 year old log home.last year we reworked on side of the house but got the color way wrong. Can we use solid color stain on this home or will it harm the logs