Tag Archives: log homes

chink paint vs perma chink log chinking

Chink Paint vs Chinking

Article content courtesy of Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. Many log home manufacturers offer squared log homes with cosmetic chink joints. Although some owners of these style homes ignore these cosmetic joints and just stain over them, others like the look of a chink style home which may be the reason that they bought the home in […]

Should You Choose Energy Seal or Perma-Chink?

LogFinish.com is a stocking distributor of Perma-Chink products. The following article was provided to LogFinish.com for re-publication by Perm-Chink Systems, LLC. Which Log Home Sealant Should I Use? We are asked this question very frequently about our two biggest selling log home sealants. Both of these sealants were formulated to weatherproof joinery in log and […]

natures_Edge_house

Helpful Hints for Winterizing Your Log Home

It’s October, and that means it’s time to winterize your log home. You may have cold weather already, or it could be just around the corner, but taking these simple steps to winterize now means your home will be protected before it gets too cold to bear! Inspect Your Logs If you have temperatures above […]

Quick Maintenance Checklist for Your Log Cabin

Take a moment to walk around your home. Here are some signs that your cabin may need a new coat of stain or caulking/chinking maintenance: Faded finish on South or West exterior walls Varying shades on top and bottom of logs Gray discoloration from weathering Blonde color around checks and cracks Gaps between caulking/chinking joints […]

bucket

Product Spotlight: Seal-Once™ Total Wood Protection-Breakthrough Technology in Wood Finishes

LogFinish.com has been in the wood finish business for nearly two decades.  In all this time, there have been very few major product developments, despite changes in customer demand.  We believe we have finally found a game changer! Seal-Once Total Wood Protection offers a state of the art approach to protecting wood surfaces.  We have […]

flameseal

Product Spotlight: Flame Retardant For Your Home

Wild fires were devastating to many homes, families and businesses all over the the United States last year.   The following product spotlight focuses on Flame Seal’s Wood Seal™ Class A,  a revolutionary product that can mean the difference between a home or business to return to or a pile of ashes. What is Flame Seal Wood […]

How to Pick the Best Exterior Stain or Finish for Your Log Cabin-Part 2

1.  Have you treated your logs with a wood preservative?  If not, you can use an all-in-one wood preservative and wood finish  by applying Q8 Log Oil.  Other finishes such as Sikkens Cetol Log and Siding, and Lifeline Ultra 2 and 7 require a borate wood preservative before applying  the finish.   2. Are you […]

How to Pick the Best Exterior Stain or Finish for Your Log Cabin-Part 1

Over the years we have had one question that our clients have asked us over and over again.  That question is “What is the best finish you have available?” In reality there is no “best finish”; there are many great finishes available. The real question is “What is the best finish for you and your […]

https://www.flickr.com/photos/boldpotato/3376660682/sizes/m/in/photostream/

Cleaning Your Log Cabin

Why should you clean the exterior of  your log home? 1. Maintain the durability and appearance of your exterior finish. 2. Dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants provide a food source for fungal growth on your logs. 3. If using a contact insecticide, dirt accumulated on the exterior surface of your home will prevent bugs […]