How to pick the perfect wood stain

How to pick the perfect wood stain

Are you looking for the best stain or sealer for your deck or log home? Don't simply pick up the first can of cabin varnish you find on a store shelf. There are a few important things to consider before you choose a treatment for a wood surface. We're going to make it easy for you – starting with whether you should select a stain or a sealer to begin with.
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What Is Borate Powder?

Borate is a mineral that is mined from California. When borate is applied to wood, it makes the wood poisonous, so pests will not feed on the treated wood. If borate powder or a wood product containing or coated with borate powder is consumed, it kills the microorganisms that produce enzymes in the insect’s stomach, which means the insect cannot absorb nutrients and will die.
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Will Wood Sealing Prevent Bugs?

Spring and summer are beautiful times of year, but one of the biggest issues for log home owners is that termites and other wood boring insects come out of hibernation. Warm months are often full of the perfect weather for these insects to thrive, and each year, these bugs cause hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to wood structures. While wood homeowners cannot control where these bugs live, they can control how appealing their home is.
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Does Mold On Logs Mean You Have Wood Rot?

One of the most common fears for log homeowners is moldy or rotten wood. Both issues are caused by damp, humid environments, and both mold and wood rot can damage the wood of the home. While mold does not necessarily mean the wood has log rot, it does mean conditions are ripe for log rot, and permanent damage to the wood may not be far off. Learn more about the difference between mold and log rot, and how to prevent both on your log home.
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How Often Do You Need To Treat Log Homes?

Log cabins and wood homes are some of the most beautiful homes to live in. However, just like with any building, log homes require some maintenance to ensure their longevity. Wood homes need to be cleaned, stained and protected regularly to prolong the quality of the wood and extend the life of the wood home. But how often do you need to treat a log home?
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