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I have a 2000 sq.ft. log home with cedar on the top parts and lower levels. So far I only have had estimates that include powerwashing. After reading your answers I'm wondering if I should ask for sand or cob blasting. My garage is log sided and is 24 by 24. I'm located in Colorado. Any help would be appreciated. Contractors would also be appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:

The drier you keep the wood the better. I would recommend the corn blasting since you will end up with a nicer surface to work with and it will not bea blothchy finish like power washed surfaces produce.Power washing siding is not as bad if you let it dry for a couple of weeks. Since it is so thin it will dry out properly if left long enough. Logs are such a mass of woodthe moisturekeeps drawing to the center before it dries.

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Posted By Brian and Rachel
3/12/2011
Log doctor you are the man, just wanted to say how helpful all of your info has been to us, my wife and I own and operate a custom hardwood flooring company in Estes Park, Colorado. we do log home refinishing, but do run into log repair issues quit often.We run into alot of logs that are split due to the lack of care, and maintainence, what do you suggest? log wood patch, epoxy resin, and will they take stain properly?
Posted By Brian and Rachel
3/12/2011
when I do a bid for log home refinishing would it be better to take a lineal measurment of the hose or do a square footage of a house... I usually try to figure out wall square footage , do you have an easier way to measure out, and should I charge per square foot, or time and materials, any help would be great, I alway want to give people a fair price but log home refinishing so detailed... any advice would help.