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We are considering purchasing a log home that was built in around 1945. We have been told that the outside logs were coated with creosote in the mid 80’s (inside is all sheet rock). I know this is very nasty stuff, but have been unsuccessful in really finding input on potential hazards from an application that old. It has been ”painted” over many times, but I still need to find out if it was paint or truly solid stain (I had assumed it was stain thinking no one would put paint on logs, but a

More than likely it is paint. See it all the time. It should be removed as soon as possible. I’m not sure the life of creosote, but I’m sure it is a very long time. Nasty stuff.

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