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All About Stains and Sealants (165)

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

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 Ne…

Started by Michelle Christensen

1 Mar 12
Reply by Donald Parsons

Exterior Trim Color

I am seeking some ideas on exterior trim color. My log home is finished with Sashco Transformation Brown Tone Dark. While I love the dark s…

Started by Adam

0 Nov 11, 2020

Anyone have experience with Valhalco wood preservative?

Looking into Valhalco wood preservative for our shed and wondering if someone has experience with it? Would like to see how this holds up a…

Started by Seb

0 Jul 16, 2020

Insect boring holes in knots of pine

I will soon be refinishing a side of my log home (stripping to bare wood, borate, then stain).  I have noticed that some insect has been bo…

Started by Mike

7 May 26, 2020
Reply by Mike

Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain

I need to strip Sikkens Cetol Stain off one side of my house. It was last applied about 6 years ago. I have been letting it weather intenti…

Started by Mike

12 Mar 24, 2020
Reply by Mike

Best Sealant for water leaks

Hi All: Need expert advice on what is the best log sealant to keep water from leaking through the logs ..  Thank you!  

Started by Kim Broome

6 Mar 1, 2020
Reply by Judy Juan

Where to buy

anyone know where to buy chinking in Canada? Lots of places in states but shipping is brutal!

Started by Yve LeRoy

2 Jan 15, 2020
Reply by Judy Juan

Removing stain from windows

I usually clean windows every weekend. For the last few weeks, I was staying with my grandmother in Toronto. The house was looking so dirty…

Started by Diane Vargas

4 Jan 8, 2019
Reply by Raymond Wengerd

Blue residue on logs after washing-Mold?

I recently built a garage and have installed log siding on the building to match my home.  The siding I used was sitting in a barn for over…

Started by Mike

13 Nov 22, 2018
Reply by trey spoon

Refinishing questions

We are in the process of refinishing cabin. Will be finished with staining tomorrow at some point. I have a couple of questions that hopefu…

Started by Dave McLochlin

3 Oct 11, 2018
Reply by Guild Log and Timber


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