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I own a log home in central WA. I purchased it 2 years ago.
Previous owner applied PENOFIN finish right before selling this home.
Now on south side I notice that the finish broke down and my logs look black on the top and it feels like there is no finish left.
I was thinking to refinish it by myself.
My question is: Can I use grinder/orbital sander to remove a layer of wood to expose fresh fibers instead of blasting?
If yes, what sand paper, and stain would you recommend.

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I would recommend using side grinder with a Dewalt 4" rubber backer and 5" grinding disc (50 grit). Both can be purchased from Home Depot to remove old finish. You may also need to go over with a orbital sander to remove swirl marks wit ha 40 grit pad. Lots of manual labor this way. My recommendation for stain is Life Line Ultra 2 and Advanced Topcoat. Call 800-564-2987 to purchase.

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Posted By Steve Langerak
Have a cabin that needs some attention. Have various conditions on the exterior from not so bad to bad. Not so bad is stained gym floor varnish which I can scrape off easily with a knife..just playing with it. Bad is the finish is gone the wood is starting to blacken.I' retiring this year at the age of 62 and would like to refinish this cabin myself. The cabin is about 600 sq foot plan view. Would sanding with an osbourne brush..different grits be the best all around?