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Hi there,
We completely sanded and stained our log home about 7 years ago, and have done very little up keep since then. There are some bare spots now... Do we need to completely sand it again, or can we just stain over top of the current stain? If we were going to re-stain every couple of years (I realize we waited way too long between stainings) do we then need to re-sand every time? The staining part is okay, but sanding is hell, so just wondering if there are any short cuts!! Thanks, ma

Answer:

You may have to sand the bad areas. You may want to try an Osborne Brush instead. As long as the whole house isn't bad you shouldn't have to sand the entire thing. You should use the same kind of stain for best results.

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Posted By gary watkins
7/6/2012
Just had cabin corn cobb blasted and was wondering if we should fill cracks and sand.Also looking for a clear preserative with uv protection.Would like to use a product that we could re-apply every two years without doing much prep work. Thanks