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I am thinking about buying an old 1880’s homestead with several log cabins on it that’s in the mountains in Colorado. The log structure appears to be in very good shape, but is very dark and greyed. It’s my understanding that corncob blasting is the best treatment to restore the logs, but difficult for a homeowner to do themselves. Is there any other alternative way to restore the logs that would be easier for a homeowner to do? Thanks!

Perma Chink makes a couple of products that you could try on this older wood. Log Wash to removethe dirt and dust, then Wood ReNewto try and take the old gray look out of it. You can get samples from Perma Chink and experiment. Another option is to wash the dirt off (not by power washing) and apply a gray stain like Life Line Gentry Gray.

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