Our eastern white pine 8×10 square log house has just been stacked. We are building over the winter and there is alot of snow. We will have significant overhangs 2ft-10ft. Our builder wants to stain right away to protect the logs- using an oil based stain because of the temperature. We like the colors of Woodscape’s by Sherwin Williams, but that product can only be applied in warm temperatures, which will be May or June (4 months away). Is there another way to protect the logs so we can use
I would start by calling Sherwin Williams and ask them what they would recommend for their product. Also call Timeless Wood Care Products at 800-564-2987 and ask them what they would recommend. My personal opinion is that even with oil based stain, if it is below 40 degrees it is to cold to have the stain adhere properly to the wood fiber. You should also look at the label of the product and see what temperature it recommends. I like to use all latex products on a log home. Maintenance is the key to having any type of stain hold up.