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I am thinking of purchasing a 25 year old log home that needs the outside stain stripped and refinished. From my research, corn blasting appears to be the best method. I live in Manitoba, Canada (approx 10 hour drive north of Minneapolis) and I can't seem to find anyone close that does corn blasting. Do you know of anyone? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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I do not know of anyone in your area. Unfortunately we cannot work in Canada.Try going to www.permachink.com and see if they can help.

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Posted By Rod
10/28/2006
For insurance reasons my log sided home is being refinished. The siding was power washed with high pressure water, no heat, no Jomax or other chemical was used. The siding was restained in some areas the same day. What rules should be followed for pressure washing and chemical use? Is the moister now trapped in the wood? Could this cause mold behind the siding given that the moister has no place to go but inward. Help!
Posted By david halsey
11/15/2006
I just had my cabin near Walker, MN, cob blasted by a man who has done 500+ cabins over the years. He did a great job blasting and staining, always working in my best interest and showing me the options. Our cabin also had a solid stain, dark green, called bayberry. Perhaps he and his crew will travel, not sure. Email me if you're interested in the name. It was a long process, and we ended up with a cabin filled with cob dust (two full days to vacuum every interior surface), but very happy with the end results. I can email you before and after pics if you like. Good luck.