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I have a 20 year old log cabin in southern Idaho. the exterior has been neglected and i wanted to put the best exterior protectant on it.. I am perplexed by the options and blogs that i have read.Some say Linseed oil blends are best and others say the newer synthetic blends are better.? I dont want to do this process every 3 years, is there a product that will last 8-10 years? and i understand that you need to stay with the same type(oil or latex)you shouldn't mix one over the other..? can i pu


DO NOT use the linseed oil or any stain that is linseed oil based. It will turn black over time. Use a good quality latex stain made for log homes. I prefer Life Line from Perma Chink. There is nothing that will hold up for ten years. If they say it will run the other way! Any stain is going to require some sort of maintenance every 3-4 years, except for a solid (opaque) stain which will require some attention every 7-8 years. The bad part is that it looks like paint.

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