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I need to renovate my log home in Central New York.

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Best Stain> 228 Replies

What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Joseph DeMato 23 hours ago.

Compatible caulk with Outlast q8 Log Oil? 4 Replies

We just bought a 10-year old log home that has been vacant for the last two years and is in need of some care. We have the Outlast q8 log oil to apply, but want to prep properly and make sure we have a good lasting caulk to go with it. Of course we are looking for something as strong as possible, long lasting, flexible, waterproof, you get the idea. Does not need to be paintable.I am having trouble finding consistent recommendations on the type of caulk to use. I've read that polyurethane caulk…Continue

Tags: polyurethane, outlast, caulk, oil, log

Started by Black Oak Cabin in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Joseph DeMato 23 hours ago.

I need to renovate my log home in Central New York.

Hey guys, first time homeowner here and i bought a log home without researching just how much maintenance it would be, as well as putting too much trust in the home inspector my realtor recommended.  Anyways, i have some questions.The house has a failing finish, it appears to be one of those water based clear coat types that has peeling areas of clear coat. I had borrowed a compressor and blasting pot and some of it was blasted last summer (when the thing would work properly, we lost three…Continue

Started by Joseph DeMato in All About Stains and Sealants 23 hours ago.

Introduce Yourself! 317 Replies

Welcome to The Log Home Neighborhood! We're glad you stopped by.Feel free to introduce yourself here, or, create a profile and start uploading photos and videos, start blogging, join groups and take advantage of all the best resources the The Log Home Neighborhood has to offer.Oh, and by the way, I'm the Neighborhood Host - so let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns and I'll be more than happy to accommodate you!Continue

Tags: home, neighborhood, introductions, log, introduce

Started by Neighborhood Host in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Joseph DeMato on Friday.

Advice regarding "applying permit" for home renovation

Hey all I'm planning to renovate my garage to increase the space inside. While renovating, we want to shift all the belongings to any other place, so I decided to dump some unwanted and unused items to increase the space. I've googled for any bin service and found this garbage bin rental service, and I hired them for the junk removal. While renovating, I have also planned to change the wiring and plumbing of the garage.…Continue

Started by Monroe96 in Building and Maintenance Issues May 7.

Garbage removal during home renovation

Hey there,Hope you are fineWe have started renovating our old home. We came across different waste during the renovation, such as construction waste, furniture waste, and even home decoration waste. Each day the amount of waste has been increased, and after the renovation is completed, we need to remove the garbage as soon as possible. And I was overwhelmed with all this debris and not knowing where to start the cleaning process. By knowing my situation, my friend suggested seeking help from…Continue

Started by Monroe96 in Repair and Home Projects Help Mar 30.

Recommendations for Staining/Sealing contractor familiar with real log homes in Massachusetts 1 Reply

We have owned our log home (built in 84) for approx 1 year, and we want to have it stained and sealed this summer. We are log home owner Newbies, but very excited about it! We are pretty handy but working full time jobs means that time is limited. As such, we are looking for a contractor who has experience in treating (gently cleaning, staining and sealing) a real log home.We are in Massachusetts and the prior owner wasn't familiar with any contractors. I am hoping others have some…Continue

Started by Michelle Christensen in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Donald Parsons Mar 12.

Log Size

Are 6 inch Dia Logs OK for a small ranch in southern Wisconsin? 1050 SQ Fr with exposed basement and attached garage? Thanks in advanceContinue

Started by Bart Reinen in Building and Maintenance Issues Feb 9.



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