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we have a log cabin in MN and we want to have it re-stained. I notice that some cabins have a shiny finish or glossy finish on the outside. What is that? How does that happen? does it last longer than regular staining?Thanks

The shiny finish is usually Sikkens stain. I can’t say that it will last any longer, but they all require some sort of maintenance every 3 or 4 years. The dull finishes like Wood Guard require they be stained almost every year. Depends on your exposure. They are all oil based stains. I like to use Life Line which is a latex product and is very easy to maintain. It has a gloss finish, but isn’t that real shiny look you speak of.

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