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Hi, we are building a home with spruce logs which after sitting (tarped) some have turned dark, would you advise walnut for a media for blasting? and if so to avoid any hand sanding afterwards could we then blast with baking soda for a smooth finish for staining?


Definitely no soda! Messes up the PH in the wood for stain adhesion. I would try Osborne Brushing them for starters to see if it will remove the black. Call Dave at Timeless Wood Care Products 800-564-2987. He may have a product to help or you can get the Osbornes.

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