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I have a log home with logs showing on the interior only. We found letters in it when we removed the old chinking dating back to 1803. The logs are huge square dove tailed logs. We have removed the old chinking and cleaned the logs so they are not sealed ...just raw wood. We are trying to decide whether to go with old fashioned mortar chinking or synthetic chinking. Would love tsynthetic chinking but price is a major factor.
Question #1 if we go with the synthetic chinkin

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Use the latex chinking unless it is on the historic registry.

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Posted By Cecilia Hasting
9/25/2014
if we go with the latex chinking ...Do the logs need to be sealed in between the joints in order for the chinking to stick? If I spend that much money I want it to adhere but I like the rough unfinished look of the natural logs & prefer to leave them natural if possible.