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We built our retirement dream log home two years ago and are becoming frustrated with the exterior maintenance. We used Defy stain which has not only largely failed, but when we powerwash, apply Defy Wood Brightener, rinse, and reapply the Defy stain, we are getting many darker brown areas along the top halves of the logs. Please don't tell me to cob blast a two-year-old home. We'd welcome any advice that would prevent the maintenance from being a nightmare! Thanks.

Answer:

I've said it many times here. DO NOT powerwash, it will turn black over time. The only way to clean this problem up is to strip it, let it dry out properly and then apply some good latex stain.

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Posted By Anne Cochran
7/17/2007
I just powerwashed one wall of my panabode. It looks fine. Is there anything I should do to mitigate anything the powerwashing might cause?
Posted By ira
5/19/2012
You mentioned the only way to clean this problem is to strip it. I live in Alaska (there are no corn cob blasters). What is the best product to remove Bear Rawhide stain that's mildewed?