Thursday, June 26, 2008

Staining the log home this week!

We're getting another step closer to completing work on our log home. The weather has finally cleared up and we are getting ready to stain our log home! (With 99% of the help coming from our builder Randy of course!)



We have chosen a red-tone brown color which you can see painted under the eaves on this picture here. Sashco who makes the stain said that this is a popular color with customers as well as the medium tone brown.









First the logs are power washed and then the Penetreat (borate solution) is applied. This helps repel the wood eating insects such as carpenter ants and termites. It has to dry for 48 hours and then the first layer of stain is applied. (It's important that it doesn't rain in between steps so the Penetreat doesn't wash off before the stain is applied.

Looking forward to sharing the before and after pictures with you all soon!

9 comments:

Jen said...

Yippee! This is a milestone in the process...I will pray for good weather for you, and that all turns out great.
(I've been going to share our staining adventure...so stay tuned)

Bobbi's Book Nook said...

I bet the red-toned stain is going to be gorgeous!

Brandi said...

I really like the stain color you are using. I can't wait to see the pictures after it is completed.

Shellmo said...

Jen - can't wait to hear about your staining adventure - hope you post pics!

Bobbi - I hope so! Too late now...

Brandi - Thank you! Should be posting pics very soon!

Cassie said...

I'm anxious to see the completed place. Our place has only been up 4 years now and already the deck is a mess and needs to be redone. The stain on the cabin still looks pretty good though. I use the same product as you for my chinking. It's a good brand. I am not too happy with the deck product though...also our painter did it in the heat of the day (to help his tan?) and I think that had alot to do with the outcome now.

Shellmo said...

Cassie - that's too bad about your deck!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Shelley,
It is looking good! I can't wait to see it all stained..
Penny

reliv4life said...

Love the color! We restain our deck every summer - I think it is all the harsh winter weather up here... easy to spray on with a sprayer, only takes a few hours and we have a deck 8 ft out that wraps around 3/4 of the house. can't wait to see the after pictures

Jennifer Robin said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out! Ours needs redoing sometime soon. We had a horrible time with ants inside the house at the beginning of this summer season, and had to spray with Ortho Home Defense. So far ,it's working, but I do worry about them infesting the logs.