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Question:


Have a 26' x 24' "Model Log" home, built in 1984. I have used Boiled Linseed Oil & Mineral Spirits 2:! since new. I had a bid to re-oil and was told NOT to use Lineseed but to use another product that costs $40.00 / Gal (Alaskan log siding ???)and will last 15 years. What do you think? He wants $3000.00 to do the job. The logs are in fine shape now, I just thought it was time to add a new coat.

Answer:

I agree that the Linseed Oil is not good. However, there is not a product out there that will last 15 years without some maintenance in between. Any good stain is going to cost $40 to $70 per gallon. The bid to apply is very reasonable.

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