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Log Home Restoration in Cary, NC Wake County

Log Cabin Wood Stain Sikkens Cetol 023

Our next Log Home Restoration project takes us all the way to George C. of Cary, NC Wake County! This Total Log Cabin Restoration began with covering entry way into the log home with a plastic sheet for protection. All landscaping was fully protected and gutter downspouts were removed. The Total Log Cabin Restoration crew then applied a stripping agent to remove the old product, dirt, mold, and other debris that had attached to the surfaces. Then the logs were carefully power washed using a low power of 800 psi. Our TLCR crew then applied a coat of neutralizer to the wood. The neutralizer helped bring the pH level in the wood to accept the new product. The wood pH level should be around 7%. The pH level and moisture level was then checked to ensure the logs were dry enough for the Wood Stain Sikkens Cetol 023 to be applied.

After the rinsing was done and the wood had dried, TLCR sanded the logs to remove the frayed wood and remove all old product that did not come off from the stripping agent. Sanding let the stain penetrate more uniformly and achieve a more consistent look. Once the Sanding stage was completed a Borate Treatment was done using a PermaChink's Shell Guard RTU and Bee Gone to combat against beetles and other insects that attack and eat the wood. Shell-Guard RTU is colorless, odorless, and has a very low level of toxicity to people and pets and is effective for preventing wood decay and insect damage.

The Caulking Stage was then completed using Perma-Chink's Energy Seal. Energy Seal is a caulking made specifically for log homes. It is designed to prevent water from entering and damaging the logs. It also helps with energy loss and aids in keeping out bugs.

George C. chose a gorgeous Wood Stain (Sikkens Cetol 023). Our TLCR applied 2 coats of Perma-Chink wood stain to the logs, siding, and windows. After the wood stain application dried, TLCR applied 2 coats of Perma-Chink's Clear Coat to the logs.

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Full Service Wood Restoration
Specializing in:
  • Repair & Restoration
  • Inspections & Maintenance
  • Pressure Washing
  • Chinking & Caulking
  • pH Level & Moisture Testing
  • Insect Prevention Treatment
  • Exterior & Interior Application
  • Deck Sealers & Stains
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Stewart Thibodeau

Total Log Cabin Restoration
804 Meadow Flowers Ave
Wake Forest, NC 27587