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As log home enthusiasts who live vicariously through caring for other people's log homes, we would be remiss if we did not caution those of you building or buying an existing log home about the "p" word. Paint and logs are not a good combination. When moisture becomes trapped in the wood, your logs are more susceptible to rot. We have worked on painted homes before, where owners who purchased a log home that was previously painted, had no idea their logs were infested with rot. Wood needs to breath. This is important because the moisture in the logs needs to be able to escape. If you are thinking of using paint on your logs, please don't. If you are looking into purchasing an existing home with painted logs, have your home inspected for signs of rot, and have the moisture content of the logs checked. And remember, there are solid stains that look like paint and will give you that appearance but are not the same thing. For more information on rot check this out... Rot Article.

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Comment by Rob Romine on June 16, 2008 at 8:36am
Thanks for this info.

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