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Hello, I have had several people estimate blasting the old stain off the exterior of a log home. However, some areas are tacky after the last stain was applied four years ago and there is a bit of mold growth. One vendor said that we should strip off the old product and leave the logs to dry throughout the winter; we do have snow. He said the logs were still tacky because the logs had never completely dried out and the mold may be coming from the logs themselves. Is it ever advisable to strip th

Answer:

I think it is the type of stain that you used. It may not have been compatible with the original stain or it was just cheap stuff that never cured properly. If you strip and leave for the winter it will need to have a light bath in the spring to remove dirt and mold spores.

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