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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
My last log home I built in 2000 and used an oil stain which was required by my log supplier for the warrantee. I did this for three coats every three years. However with each coating the stain appeared darker which we did not like as well as the original pecan color. The build up also cause the oil to collect dirt.
Then we checked into a product new to us called Perm-Chink Systems. I do not like power washing logs or decks as it changes the texture; however, in this case we did power wash lightly to remove the surface oil stain build up. Be aware you may have some bleed through to the interior and it needs to be address immediately to avoid stains on the interior.
We choose to use a Honey color with a sealer. The sealer protects the stain and color so we only reseal every 3-5 years and the stain still looks like new.
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