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We have a 5 year old spruce log home that has never been stained. Is it best to use bleach or a wood brightener before staining. What is the best product to finish the logs? We are thinking of using Australian Timber oil. What do you recommend?


It probably needs more than just a washing if it has sat that long. Corn cob blasted then Osborne brushed followed by a borate treatment. DO NOT use bleach. Call Dave at Timeless Wood Care Products for help and other suggestions on what to use. Stay away from the oils. Most of them are plant based oils like linseed and safflower which will cause the logs to turn black over time. Go with a good quality latex log home stain.

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