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What is the best method the brighten interior logs? I have a log home that has never had the interior stained or sealed. I have ruled out liquid cleaners since they must be rinsed with water or pressure washed. I'm considering Osborne brushing or cob blasting to bring the logs back to their original color.

Will Osborne brushing brighten the logs?

What is the general cost for cob blasting. The house is two story and 1800 sf.

Answer:

An Osborne Brush may brighten your wood some, but sanding will give you the best color. Corn cob blasting will clean it up nicely, but you will still have to sand to get a smooth surface, which is desired on the interior for cleaning purposes.

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Posted By Charley Morse
5/7/2005
I was wondering if it is realy necessary to corn cob blast the logs on the outside of your log home before doing anything else such as stanning and sealing. I was given an est. of $7300.00 to do my home.(1800 sq ft) I would like to do this myself if i could. Thinks for your help.
charley
Posted By Lee Miller
6/25/2006
We want to chink the inside walls of a cabin. Can we use a caulk for this or do we need to use a chinking product? This is just for looks.
Thank you, Lee
Posted By Lazaro
2/5/2007
I purchased a cabin that was built in 2005. The exterior material is log sidings made of pine material. The builder used a dark stain and I would like to change color to a lighter maple color. The cabin it approx. 1900 Sq. ft.

Can you advise what needs to be done?

Thanks