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I am concerning buying a log house 18 years old. It has been sprayed with Burl 10 plus fence
& porch stain. There is some rot which has been sealed with G.E. silicone. The inside walls
at the knot holes has water stains. How do I correct this? Does the Bulr plus 10 product need to come off? What do I putty the places
after I dig out the rot?

Answer:

I am not familiar with "Burl 10" but it sounds like it should be striped off, logs replaced, borate treated, possibly caulked completely on the exterior and then have fresh, good log home quality stain applied. You should try to have the costs of restoration included in your new mortgage. It more than likely is going to cost between $10,000 and $20,000 to take care of this.

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Posted By Linda Hearn
8/4/2006
Does Behr make a good quality stain for log homes? And what color stain did you use for the beautiful house at the top of your web page?
Our 25 yr. log home, which we bought 4 yrs. ago, needs a fresh coat of stain. We live near Paso Robles, CA , and we've never heard of corn cob blasting. If we can't find someone out here to do it, how else can we prep the exterior since we shouldn't powerwash? Thank you. Linda Hearn