Just bought a large 30 year old log home in the central california foothills. The wood has not been treated for over 12 years (last was with linseed oil). This house has cost too much after buying already (2 new AC units, etc…) In about 3 years my financing will be improved. What inexpensive stain (not $80 a gallon, more like $20-25 ), can I use to hold me over for a couple of years , where I can do it right with media blasting first? or should I just use linseed oil again like the previous