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We have a western red cedar log home, purchased 1/01; home built 1987-1988. Supposedly has never been stained only power washed in 2000. We are in the process of cleaning with a product that has sodium hydroxide and bleach and power washing. (Should have contacted you first, sorry.) We need to caulk (d-shaped logs) as we are getting some water on the inside. We think we want to caulk all the joints. Some joints & knots have had clear silicone applied. We are trying to get that out, as it i

If you are power washing you should wait 2-3 months before you apply any stain. Where ever you pull out the silicone you should sand the area a little. The silicone residue will not let other materials stick if it is not cleaned properly. We like to use Energy Seal for the caulk material. Call Timeless Wood Care Products to purchase it. 800-564-2987

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