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.