Gatlinburg Cabin Staining
Log homes are beautiful timber structures that provide a truly unique spot to call home. From small cabins to full houses there's a wide selection of floor plans and designs to get you going on building your very own log home. But log homes aren't your ordinary buildings also it takes careful and thorough maintenance to preserve and protect the lumber of your log home.
To keep your log home or log cabin being confident and well protected from Ultra violet rays and weather conditions providing a few coats of the top quality exterior stain goes a long way in treating your log timber. Stains not only provide a rich and polished look the specially mixed formulas can actually prove a layer of protection for wood to combat excessive exposure to UV light along with a quantity of harsh climate conditions including rain, sleet and winds. Other stains are particularly formulated mixtures that may also repel insects and stop mildew.
Want to stain it your self? Here's how
Before staining any wood surface including a log home or log cabin be sure to clean all the wood surfaces so it's free from dust, debris and loose wood fibers. You can use a pressure washer, sander or corn cob media blaster to strip older logs of developed debris. Next you will want to mask off all windows, doors, lighting fixtures and concrete footings with plastic and tape. Set-up can feel tedious and time intensive but the steps you take before the staining project will actually help you save time in the long run. Once all of the wood is clean and the openings of the home or cabin are very well sealed you need to choose your wood stain.
A pigmented or semi-transparent stain is usually recommended for log homes and log cabins but there's countless top quality stains and wood finishes by which to select from. You'll find terrific log stains in a wide selection of natural wood colors including mahogany, walnut, oak and white pine. It is best to use a sprayer rather than a brush when applying wood stains since it tends to distribute the stain more evenly. Use a brush when doing brush backs and edit work as well as the majority of paneling and log siding you're best utilizing a high quality sprayer. Use a thick and high coat when spraying and make sure you cover all areas of the log exterior.
After applying the first stain coat you will want brush back the layer using a stain brush and forcing the stain mix to soak into the wood and then leave an even, even finish. This may be a two-person job where one individual will apply the stain and the second carefully moves within the coating with a brush to even out the stain.
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