Monday, March 08, 2021

Permachink Log Wash

 Time to give your cabin a Permachink log wash


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Log home maintenance checklist

 Log home maintenance is something that is a continual project for most log homeowners. Typically, it is confined to reapplying log stains and applying a little caulking or chinking material. Log home maintenance does not have to be a headache if you set up a maintenance program. Below you will find some helpful tips for maintaining your log home.

  • Walk around the perimeter of your log home once a year.
  • Look to see if you have any new checks that need to be filled with caulking material.
  • Examine any high moisture areas for possible water damage. If rot is present use a wood restoration product to remedy the situation.
  • Look for any small holes created from wood boring insects. Check with Mountain Home Building Products in regards to fixing this type of problem.
  • Look to see whether your log stain is faded.
  • Lightly clean your wood before applying more stain material. The idea is to remove any dirt, dust, or debris from the surface of your wood. The new stain material will only be as good as the surface that it adheres to.
  • It is best to use the same stain that was originally applied to your log home. Switching stains is possible but make sure that the new stain is compatible with the old stain material.
  • Use a quality log home stain. I recommend a product called Sustain Log Home Stain. The better the stain material, the less maintenance your logs will require.
  • Log home stains should last about 3 years on the southern exposure of your log home and 4-5 years on the other sides of your home. The better surface preparation you do, the longer your log home stain will last.
  • Fill all checks and cracks that are a 1/4'' or greater. This will prevent any water or bugs from getting into your home.
  • Look for any tears in your chinking. This material can happen from a poor initial application of chinking or excessive movement in your wood. Fixing the torn chinking can be as easy as re-applying more chinking material to the existing chinking. Most chinking materials adhere to themselves.

In conclusion, the more you stay on top of your log home maintenance, the easier and cost-effective it will be.

For more information about log home maintenance, chinking or log home stains contact Mountain Home Building Products at 800-490-3695. Mountain Home Building Products is a leading distributor of chinking, log home stains, log caulking, clear wood finishes, log siding, house logs & rustic lighting.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Western Log Home Restoration

Different sizes of backer rod (round rod ) and trap rod

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Axe meets log cabin

Interesting article about all the different axes used in old time log building.

Western Log Home Restoration "tag cloud"

Friday, February 07, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spring will be here soon? Time to plan a spring day to clean your log home.

With March coming soon, be sure and contact Permachink systems and order some log wash for your exterior log cleaning.Visit the link below for more information about log wash.

Call Western Log home to schedule a day for us to clean your log home.  888-231-2412

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Midwest Log Cabin and Home Restoration, Maintenance, Repair, Chinking Contractor Services

Midwest Log Cabin and Home Restoration, Maintenance, Repair, Chinking Contractor Services

100 sq. ft. free log home restoration on Texas log homes or cabins that are over 1800 sq. ft. log/wood surface area

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Long winter nights and interior chinking ( caulking )

Long winter nights are an excellent time to chink the interior of your log home. Remember you have to clean your interior logs using log wash from Permachink and a grout sponge. You will need a another bucket with clean water and a clean grout sponge to rinse the logs. Next you need to decide the width of your caulking bead. From there, the next decision is to choice backer rod or trap rod. If your bead is under an inch then you will apply Permachink Energy Seal product. If it is over an inch then you use the "thicker" Permachink product. Energy seal can be applied using a small paint brush and water spray bottle. Permachink should be applied and needs to be spread out using a cake icing spatula. I recommend starting, in a closet that has a log wall to begin your chinking. Practice out of site first. Try searching Youtube for different chinking styles. Call Western Log Home Restoration now if you have more questions. 888-231-2412

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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  • Thursday, May 27, 2010

    Contact information Western Log Home and Cabin restoration, log repair, maintenance and chinking contractor

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