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I live outside of Elmira NY. My husband and I recently divorced and I kept our log home that we built. Our (PINE) logs came from near by woods and were never treated....hand peeled, sized and built from scratch. It's 24x44. Every other year, my ex would seal it with boiled linseed oil and turpentine. It has not had any attention for the last 4 years and is now in desperate need of a sealer. I love the redish color, but going to lowes today, was told that they have no sealer for a log home, as N

Answer:

Linseed oil is not good for log homes. It causes black mold to grow on the wood. If you are going to strip it, do not by big box store stain. Get something made for log homes like Perma Chink Life Line. More cost up front, but less down the road if applied properly.

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Posted By marilyn
12/12/2010
Is Cabot stain good to use on a 20 year old hewn log cabin?