We are about 3/4s of the way through with restaining our log home. I am very concerned after reading some of your comments. We have been caulking nearly all the cracks and we are staining with a solid latex stain. Have we totally screwed up? If we have, what can we expect?
We had heard that a solid stain lasts much longer than any other and keeps the squirrels and carpenter bees away.
Solid stain will last much longer, but I'm not sure I would believethe squirrel and carpenter bee story. As for filling the checks (cracks) you just need to inspect them twice a year for breaks and cracks, and repair them right away. If left to dry out and crack you could end up with considerable log rot.
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