All American Log Home Repair generally uses a variety of procedures to remove various stains and paints from wood and log sided homes. Corn blasting is a dry process which allows fast restoration and staining can be done right away. It also is less abrasive and reduces prep time saving time and money. Corn blasting is environmentally friendly; it will not harm animals, plants, or contaminate water that is close to the job site.
A good stain should penetrate the wood and allow the wood to breathe, not seal the wood. A good stain should not peel or darken. Restoring your home is a process that should only be done once in your lifetime. Some of these so called stains can be sticky to the touch. Such products have been shown to contain a resin that actually seals the wood and prevents the wood from breathing. If peeling occurs, it allows water to get trapped behind the stain and will quickly cause log rot or mold.
Another procedure we have used is grinding. In some cases, this is necessary on round logs when poor stain has sealed the log surface leading to water retention. Here, a chemical wash is useless. Again, blasting cannot be used because it may gouge the saturated log surface.
We strive to get the best possible surface preparation, and this allows the maximum stain penetration providing decades of beauty and durability. We are always considerate of the appearance of our work site and we strive to minimize the mess and disruption to your home during the restoration process.
When you hire the right log home specialist, you want to know that you have skilled and experiences craftsmen working on your wood restoration project. Although stain removal can be a challenging part of any restoration, that is only the first half of the success. Surface finishing and in particular, the choice of stain used to finish your restoration is of equal importance.