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Question:


I have a finished log cabin made of pine, 10 years old. Lots of sawdust from insect boring holes, about 1/8" diameter. Logs were not treated other than several coats of stain log finish which appears like varnish. I see comments about strip and then borate in other posts. Is this what I need to do, and if so do I need to strip the home every 5 years? This sounds horrible.

Answer:

Yes, that is what will need to be done, but once it has been treated, it will last for many years if you use a good quality borate like Shell Guard, and will not need to be stripped every 5 years. Call Mike at 866-670-3020 for help.

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