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I inherited a log home (siding). The house was built in 2003. My son was preparing to restain and was instructed to pressure wash with TSP and bleach....which we have done. It certainly got the dirt off but some areas seemed to be stripped down to bare wood while other areas not so. It's different in various areas of the house. Some places even have places where the wood looks slightly shredded. Not sure what color was originally put on. I thought about going with Sikkens dark oak but af


I would recommend sanding the entire house back to bare wood and then stain. Be sure that it is completely dry if you are going to use Sikkens Log & Siding.

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Posted By Diane Johnson
We just restained our log home that was built in 2005. We have stained it before too. We used an Osborn to get the loose stain off. However, we are wondering why when going down to bare wood we still have dark areas on part of our walls. We have always used the Sikkens 3 step process. Next time would we have to corn cob blast that side or would a darker stain take care of it?
Posted By John
I built a home with log siding in 1991. The first finish I used was a high gloss log finish. It lasted for years. I used much the same finish again and it was not nearly as good. The third time the new finish curled up, cracked & was a mess. So this summer I sanded the entire house down to bear wood and used a Silkens Semi transparent finish. It really looks beautiful.