We are buying a log home that is about 3 years old. The interior walls are pine and have apparently darkened over time. Everywhere the previous owner had hung pictures is noticably lighter than the surrounding walls. Is trying to match some stain for the lighter areas the only possible solution?
You could try it, but the wood will continue to change. Best way is to sand all of the walls to clean them up and then apply a light color stain and clear coat with an added UV blocker so it will slow this process.