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I recently bought a log home that has had a strange treatment done to the exterior. The previous owner painted the logs with a mixture of motor oil! (10w-30 to be exact) and stain with UV/insect killer. The logs look great. But I'm wondering if you know anything about this method.
Thank you.


I do not recommend it. I have seen it and normaly you can smell it in the cabin. Not sure what it would do to your ground water if it where to leech off the wall onto the ground.

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