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We have a log house alost completed. The log walls on the interior had to be bleached because they darkened outside after sitting for a while. There is a section of the main room that was finished using log siding.The difference in coloring is awful. The siding is very yellow. Should we bleach the siding or is there a way we can stain both so they match a bit better? We at east have a beam separating the two walls where eit is so obvious. Thanks.

Answer:

Never use bleach on wood. Matching inside is very hard since the stain is typically very light colored. Call Dave at 800-564-2987 for help. He may have a product that will help make the match a little better. Your contractor should have had the siding cut from the same logs that were used on the house for a good match.

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Posted By mary lagro
1/19/2015
Thank you for the answer. Excuse my spelling as I was using my phone. We had terrible luck with this project. The logs were delivered in April of 2012 and sat outside as we had to fire the first builder because he didn't want to follow county codes. The logs were very dark and new contractor bleached them after the main framing was up. Now the interior logs are very light. The contractor said that over time the natural hue of the logs would return. That has not happened. The pine siding is such a stark contrast to the whitened logs. Our second contractor has been very, very slow to get our house finished.Here it is going on two years this April and we are not in it yet. I would NEVER advise anyone to build a log house. This was supposed to be our dream house and it has instead turned into a nightmare.