Log Home Finishing
We use large exhaust fans to control dust.
A common complaint of owning a log home can be endless years of saw dust.
This can be avoided during the log finishing process.
Before our clear coating begins we air blast dust away. This process can actually take a few days and man is it worth it! Once everything is super clean, we start clear coating.
Tools and Equipment
Specialty brushes we use to clean house logs prior to applying the stain or clear coats.
We use industrial fans to push and pull sawdust and over-spray out of the house so the finish is as smooth and dust free as possible. This also massively reduces log dust after you are living in the home.
This is how we apply stain or paint to wood. We use a combination of airless and HVLP sprayers. The idea is to soak, saturate the wood with stain, paint or clear coat until the product is full. We do this in 3 stages around the log building
Log Stain Failure
7 months later. The log ends have that dirty dry look, the log stain wasn't applied properly. The weather is taking it's toll on this log building now.
Staining a Log Shop
Log Shop Staining
Staining Yellow Cedar
Beautiful example of yellow cedar house logs finished in Timber Pro Coatings
Garden Hand Pumps
BEFORE YOU START read this on cleaning your logs prior to any staining
Using a garden, hand pump like this to spray / apply stain on a log home is a bad idea.
Staining T and G
Cedar, Pine, Spruce, Fir - T&G Staining & Finishing
Professional Wood Staining & Finishing
Log Home Staining (before after) Timber Pro Coatings
Here’s a before/ after example of a Douglas Fir log shop stained and clear coated using Timber Pro Coatings.
This is a 3 coat process. Each coat is flood-coated, which means getting a log to soak as much stain as it will absorb per coat.
As the stain absorbs into the wood you back brush it out until there are no drips or sagging (until it looks even and absorbed). We do this three times around the building.
By the time you are on the 3rd coat, the wood is what we call “full” which means you no longer see any dry spots.