The fact is that every single log home around the world is high maintenance. Log home restoration tasks mostly have stripping or cleaning, restoring any wood that's cracked, chinking, caulking, and adding a brand new coating.
Because of paint failure or just because you may need to change house shade, it's very normal that you have to strip your log home. Out of the several different maintenance treatments to choose from, stripping old stain or paint is actually aggressive, costly, and labor-intensive. This will make us tend to neglect the process but you don't want to do that.
What to Find Out About Log Home Restoration Stripping
The initial step in the stripping approach would be an investigation of finishing and logs. The evaluation is conducted and this is where we decide what stripping method must be applied. In most cases we make a choice between media blasting with the use of soda, glass, or corn cob and chemical stripping.
When there's paint, latex paint, or a film-forming stain that's produced from oil, the media blasting option is the kind that is chosen. If the stain is based on penetrating oil or sealers, chemical stripping is the method of choice.
Media blasting is common in log home restoration since it is very similar to the ordinary sandblasting technique but it's not harsh. Blasting media is mixed with compressed air and then pushed through tubes at seriously high velocity on the finish of the log. This is definitely effective and will get rid of the coating easily without producing substrate damage. Nevertheless, if you do not utilize the approach accordingly, you may find yourself harming almost everything that you end up blasting by accident.