Log Home Blasting

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Log Home Restoration | Comments Off on Log Home Blasting

Log Home Blasting

When blasting an old finish from a log home or log cabin you can use corn cobs or walnut media to remove a failed finish. Here is a video by Fidalgo Restoration demonstrating the process: Please download a copy of our free guide to the complete log home restoration...

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Chinking Log Homes

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Log Home Restoration | Comments Off on Chinking Log Homes

Chinking Log Homes

Fidalgo Restoration restored and repaired the exterior of the Rotary Log Pavilion in the summer of 2010. They started the work on time and completed the project right on schedule. Work included: removing old stain, sanding, replacing rotten logs and re-staining the entire exterior of the building. The Pavilion now looks beautiful again, for all users and the community to enjoy. Stacie Barnum Assistant Parks & Recreation Director City of Aberdeen | Washington Log home chinking is similar to caulking.  It not...

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Wood Rot Repair

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Log Home Restoration | Comments Off on Wood Rot Repair

Wood Rot Repair

Log homes look beautiful and if well maintained will last for a very long time. However, there are occasions when some logs can succumb to rot and decay. There are several reasons why logs can become rotten, including poor gutter systems which do not prevent rain water from dripping on to the logs. Poorly finished or stained logs, bad design, or not having an annual maintenance plan in place to keep the stain working to protect the wood. All of these possibilities could result in rot repair of the logs or...

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Log Home Annual Maintenance

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Log Home Restoration | Comments Off on Log Home Annual Maintenance

If you own a log or wood sided home then you will realize the importance of having an annual maintenance program in place so that your home does not deteriorate over time. It is important that the logs or wood are kept up to a high standard of maintenance so that the elements do not cause failure of the stain and possible rot or insect damage in the wood. An annual maintenance program could be something done by a homeowner, although having a program in place with a reputable log home restoration company will...

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The Log Home Restoration Process

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Log Home Restoration | Comments Off on The Log Home Restoration Process

The Log Home Restoration Process

Download my free ebook! “Our logs were embarrassing. The finish was looking dark, dull and uneven, and we weren’t sure how to proceed. We knew stripping off the old finish and starting over would be a monumental job, and we just didn’t have the time. Then in 2004 we were lucky to find Pete. After some deliberation, we hired him to deal with the problem for us. First he corn-blasted the whole mess off, then applied borate to provide future protection, and finally applied a beautiful new coat of...

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