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We are renovating a house that we have exposed an interior log wall. Appears to possible be cottonwood (we live in the Midwest close to Missouri River). We have sanded the wall and now looking at staining (just to add some color) to the wood they coat it and then chink it. Is this the proper process and should we use Polyurethane or Lacquer to cover the wood? Will chink have a problem if we coat the wood first? Thanks in advance!!


Yes this is the proper procedure. If you want to just have a more natural look apply one coat of "Prelude" primer from Perma Chink then apply a couple of coats of Interior Acrylic Gloss or Satin. If you want more color apply one coat of Life Line Interior stain then the Acrylic. DO NOT use Polyurethane or Lacquer. The chinking will stick to the finish. Call Dave at 800-564-2987 for more help and the materials you will need.

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Posted By Brian Barchus
We own a half log home... basically it is log siding, but the corners do meet and overlap to look like real full logs. How should we seal around the log ends? Just caulk? The builder caulk some joints, but not very many of them.
Thanks for your help, Brian