My cabin was stained in 2007 with a water based stain. It has faded and I have heard sherwin williams makes a solid latex stain that can be used on cabins. Besides cleaning the logs is there any other prepwork needed for a solid latex stain? I would also like to know if the solid stains are commonly used on log cabins? Do solid latex stains look good on a log home?
You should Osborn brush any loose flaky material and then give it a light wash with Log Wash first. The Sherwin Williams Solid Woodscapes works fine, but it does make the home look like it is painted. It does allow the logs to breathe since it is a stain. You cannot see the wood grain through it. The one up side is the maintenance time frame can be 6 to 8 years.