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Free Shipping on All Perma-Chink Products Starting July 1st

LogFinish.com is now offering free shipping on select Perma-Chink products to the continental United States starting July 1, 2016.  Excludes single tubes of Check Mate 2, Energy Seal and Perma-Chink Log Chinking, Check Mate Kits, 32 oz E-Wood, 24 oz M-Balm. No minimums. Log Wash Concentrate Wood Renew Concentrated Cleaner Lifeline Ultra 2 Wood Finish […]

Important Questions to Ask Your Contractor

Hiring a contractor to restore, clean or stain your log home can often be overwhelming. Below is a list of questions to help guide you through the process of selecting a contractor for your log home.  As a rule of thumb, ask these questions of at least two contractors and obtain at least two references […]

How to Repair Log Rot

The best strategy when treating wood rot is to remove the rotted areas. See the options below for repairing wood rot. For logs with significant rot damage (50% or more):  If a log on your home is more than 50% eaten away by rot, the structural integrity of the home has been compromised and it […]

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Learn How to Apply Energy Seal

Article is provided  with the permission of Perma-Chink Systems, LLC. Energy Seal™ is specially formulated for sealing narrow gaps in log home joinery such as butt joints, window trims, door trim and corners. These gaps should be no larger than one inch wide. Energy Seal contains a fine aggregate that gives it a texture which […]

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Perfect surface prep with KleenStart before applying Outlast Q8 Log Oil

Outlast KleenStart is part of CTA Products Group that manufactures Outlast Q8 Log Oil. Outlast KleenStart is gentle to wood fibers unlike harsh chlorine treatments. Great for anything wood or vinyl that requires deep down cleaning or brightening. Outlast KleenStart is the preferred cleaner on new construction when Outlast Q8 Log Oil will be applied […]

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7 Tips for Preventing Log Rot

Logs and log siding come from trees. They are a natural product. The cause of wood rot is a fungi which grows rapidly in the presence of water that is trapped in wood. If  proper measures are not taken to prevent rot,  nature takes over. Wood shrinks and expands naturally. This regular occurrence is caused by […]

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Keeping Your Home Carpenter Bee Free

Carpenter Bees rarely cause structural damage to homes unless they have been drilling and nesting in the same wood for years at a time. More likely damage will happen when woodpeckers hear the Carpenter Bee larvae in the nests and then start to damage the wood in order to get at a tasty meal. Treatments […]