I live in a cypress log home, I need to restain it but would like to use a sikkens paint, if it lasts longer than the stain. How to I remove the stain alot of it is peeling off, my husband always used a pressure washer and a mild bleach water before he restained..also he caulked around the windows and cracks in the logs what should I use? My husband recently passed away and I am lost on how to maintain this home.
The bleach may be part of the peeling problem. You DO NOT want to use paint. I would recommend using Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Solid stain. Looks like paint, holds up like paint, but performs like stain. You can LIGHTLY power wash before staining, but it should dry for a couple of week first. My condolences.