How to Stain Your Log Home: 4 Easy Steps

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Don’t forget to check the weather!

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VIDEO: How to Chink a Round Log

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Jim McCain
Chinking is a critical aspect of maintaining your log home. Knowing the right technique for chinking between round logs will save you time and money on your next chinking job. Watch the video belo...
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Video: How to Repair Chinking on Your Log Home

Posted on | Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.

Learn how to effectively repair your chinking when it separates from the logs in your log cabin.

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How to Choose the Right Stain for Your Log Home: 5 Factors to Consider

Posted on | Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.

Here are five factors that will help you confidently choose the right type of stain for your log home cabin so you can get the look and durability you want.

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How to Measure the Moisture Content of Your Wood

Posted on | Log Homes | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Cleaning the logs of your cabin is always the first step before staining, treating or chinking your log cabin. Once the logs are clean, measuring the moisture content of the wood is the next important step before you apply your stain or treatment.
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Proper Chinking Application

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Weatherall Company, Inc.

Your log home is full of charm and character, but if the upkeep and periodic maintenance is not properly managed, the charm and character can quickly turn into an overwhelming burden. One of the key elements in minimizing this burden is the proper choice and application of the log home chinking.

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How to Seal Around a Window in Your Log Cabin

Posted on | Log Home Caulking | Weatherall Company, Inc.
The area around a window is often not properly prepared or sealed with caulking or chinking. Many homeowners leave large gaps in the logs, giving water and insects an easy entrance into your log ho...
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Should You Chink or Stain Your Logs First?

Posted on | Log Home Chinking Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.
In most cases, staining should come first. It alleviates the problems of discoloring the chinking when stain is applied after the chinking is installed. Water based stain provides a better bond to ...
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How to Install Backer Rod

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Are you installing backer rod on your log home? It’s a project that you can take on yourself. Here’s a how-to guide on backer rod installation for your log home.  What Is Backer Rod? Before you be...
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How to Clean Your Logs Before You Stain

Posted on | Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Before you stain your log cabin, it’s important to clean your logs to ensure that the log surface is stable, clean and free of dirt, oil and failed coatings. But what’s the best way to clean your l...
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What to Do With Leftover Stain: 4 Creative Crafts

Posted on | Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.
If you have leftover stain from your last home-improvement project — and a bit of a creative spark — this extra material hardly has to go to waste. Below are four fun crafts you can do with your le...
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Chink in Half the Time (Without Losing Quality)

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Almost every log home is built with chinking. Even “chinkless” log homes (such as “Scandinavian Chinkless” homes) usually have some form of chinking. Unless you own a rare traditional chinkless no...
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