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We purchased a hand peeled pine log home that has been coated with XL-100. The house is approximately 4,500 square feet and was build in 99. We have decided we would like to re-stain the house with Sikkens stain after removing the old stain (using a contractor). Our neighbors had terrible problems when their contractor used corn cobs and made their logs rough and then coated them, forcing them to have their house completely hand sanded to recoat at a tremendous cost. We have had one contrac


You will have to corn cob blast and then sand the logs if you want them smooth, but you will still loose the hand hewn look for the most part. If the contractor is good with a grinder you can try to duplicate the hewn look. DO NOT power wash.

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