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I bought a one level log home in WV that was treated a hideous orange color at the time of purchase. It is time to retreat and repair woodpecker/bee damage. The horrible orange is wearing off slowly, but I would like to change to a brown. Should I powerwash it? Painting would not hurt the look of my home, so what do you recommend painting vs staining? What brand of either do you recommend? Also, have you recommendations for repairing large holes made by wookpeckers? Someone told me that it is


You could try repairing the holes with some Tan chink. You could give it a LIGHT power wash and scrub with Log Wash from Perma Chink. Stay back with that power washer. You are only trying to remove the dirt, not the stain. I recommend a solid stain from Sherwin Williams called Wood Scapes.

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Posted By Amy
Thank you for the answer. One other question would be - what type of pestiside do I use with the stain? Or does the stain have it included?
Posted By johnson thomas
any experiance with NBS 30 additive for carpenter bee control on log homes?