How to Restore Weathered Wood

It’s summer. You have a deck, and want to use it. But every time you look out on your backyard, the dull, faded tones of your deck make you want to close the blinds, and never go outside again.

example of deck before and after X-180

What about bleach? You can use household bleach to brighten wood, for sure. Just like your clothes, it lightens the wood’s color and kills some mildew. But, getting any amount of bleach on plant foliage will cause plants to lose their leaves, and you’ll be getting bleach everywhere, where your kids, pets, and plants live. Definitely not fun for the whole family.

X-180: The Solution to Gray, Faded Wood

But wait! Your deck was beautiful once, and it can be again. Today I’m going to share with you a little known secret that contractors use to make old wood look like new. It’s called, X-180 Weathered Wood Restorer.

Log home before and after using X-180
LogFinish customer using x-180, showing his progress on his log home

Even though it sounds like a sports car (and it certainly performs like one), X-180 is the all-in-one solution to faded, dirt-covered, mildew or fungus-ridden wood. Whatever is making your wooden deck or home look sad, X-180 is the trick to get it looking great again. 

Oh, and if you have mill glaze on your new wood, it can fix that too.

I had a pretty small but pretty important job at our “new” 1956 mid-century modern house. The front entryway had rough paneling (maybe Western Fir?) that had been badly neglected. It was very dirty, weathered, and gray – and just kinda ugly. After much thoughtful and patient consulting with your staff, we selected the X-180 for cleaning – WOW! That stuff is amazing! The wood came clean and popped out red, like cedar.

~ Al, Athens, GA 

X-180 neutralizes paint strippers, stain strippers, and bleach solutions. It even restores the natural pH of the wood, which is important for the longevity of the wood. You still have to rinse it off, but the runoff is biodegradable, so it won’t harm the environment.

Everyone here can’t believe the results with X-180, and they are tough to convince about any product!

~ Steve W., Contractor

From small projects to the whole house, if you have weathered wood, X-180 Weathered Wood Restorer is the smart choice. It will save you many hours of work, and the environment at the same time.

The LogFinish Difference

When you buy X-180 from LogFinish, we include free, detailed directions, carefully crafted over many years to help you avoid the common problems people have when applying X-180. And we are always on call if you have any questions or issues. Just give us a ring at 888-208-2248, or email us: [email protected], and we can help you get your summer project started!

Deck that used Seal-Once Nano Plus Poly Premium Wood Sealer for Siding Logs and DecksP.S. If you just clean your wood and forget about it, your wood will turn gray and gross again very quickly. While you have your tools out, make the smart investment and protect the wood for the sun’s UV damage, and water. We recommended Seal-Once Nano + Poly Premium Wood Sealer for Siding, Logs and Decks. This new product is a revolution in the industry, and how it protects your home, and the environment. Learn why here.

Start your Summer Project Right with LogFinish

Now is the perfect time to tackle that home care project that’s on your to-do list. Whether it’s reapplying stain to your wooden home, sprucing up that shabby looking deck, or dealing with those pesky carpenter bees, summer is the best time for these project because they need several days of uninterrupted rain-free days.

But, finding the right product for the job is key. Too often, people use the wrong product, or apply it on the wrong way. The result? Within a year or two, their homes are looking terrible, peeling, cracking, and fading.

At LogFinish, we don’t let that happen. We know if your home is looking great, we’ve done our job well.

Solve those Pesky Problems

Take our customer Duane for example. For years, his home was plagued by carpenter bees drilling into the wood. But when he called us, we helped him find the right product for the job. Once he applied NBS 30 Natural Insect Repellent, here’s what he told us:

My home, wrapped in cypress, was “carpenter bee central” when we bought it 5 years ago. Some of the facia boards looked like Swiss cheese. I found this wonderful NBS 30 and it has been a God-send. It was supposed to keep the bees away for three years and it actually lasted four. We are sealing again right now and you can bet your sweet behind I’ve added NBS 30 to every ounce of the sealer. I highly recommend this product to anyone with a carpenter bee infestation.

– Duane, LogFinish customer

Get the Right Color

One of the toughest decisions a home owns must make when staining or finishing their home, is picking the right color. You can look at samples of the color online, but it’s never really what your wood on your home is going to look like.

That’s why we provide color sample kits, completely free (including shipping). The best way to see what a product will look like on your home, is to put it on your home. 

When Jan called us, she was stuck in this color conundrum. After answer all of her questions, we sent her a sample kit with a few colors to try out. She was impressed with what she got:

I’d also just like to make note and thank you for the way that you’ve done business thus far. Your friendliness and professionalism stands out. We received the sample kit when you said that we would and the literature enclosed was very helpful. I’m also very grateful for the quick reply to our questions yesterday. It’s helped to create a feeling of confidence in you and your product. We look forward to doing business with you.

Jan – South Sutton, NH

Answer All Your Technical Questions

If you have a log home, you know the difficulties that come with it. Chinking and caulking can be confusing, and it’s hard to know which product to use. We have years of experience with the chinking and caulking products we sell, and love sharing what we know. Whether you’re a homeowner, or a contractor like Lora & Rob, we have the expertise to fit your needs:

We have found the people at to be the most friendly, knowledgeable and reliable supplier that we do business with.  They are extremely efficient and above and beyond the point of being helpful. We have never had an issue getting the materials we need, when we need them.

We feel very fortunate to have come into contact with a company that not only offers the highest possible quality materials in their field, but also conducts their business in such a pleasant yet professional manner.

– Lora Williams & Rob Griffith
   Deck The Walls Painting

For all of our products, we included carefully written directions, to give you step-by-step instruction on how to apply it, what tools to use, and what pitfalls to avoid. 

We want your project to be a success, and love seeing the result. Here are just a few pictures of happy customers, and their homes.

Start your next project on the right foot. Visit us at If you have any questions, from beginner to advanced, give us a call at 888-208-2248, or email us at [email protected], and we will be happy to get you the information you need to make the right choice for your summer project.