Keeping your cabin looking as beautiful as the day it arrived isn’t really that hard, but just like anything else, log home maintenance takes a little effort.
In order to preserve the natural beauty of your cabin, you will need to re-stain the exterior from time to time as part of log home maintenance. It is highly recommended that you re-stain your cabin after 1 year. When we apply your first coat of stain at the factory, it does not set in as deep as you need. So to get the full effect of the natural penetrating beauty, wait nearly a full year, then apply a second full coat of stain. By this time, your cabin will have aged just enough to let this second stain soak in and really last.
After that, we suggest that you repeat this process every 2-5 years. The length of time will vary based on exposure to direct sunlight and weather conditions. The more sunlight your cabin gets and the crueler the environment, the more frequently you may want to stain it.
We recommend that when you re-stain your building, that you spray it first and back-brush it in to make sure that you get the most out of your efforts.
The original stain on our log cabin homes for sale is a water-based product. This stain gives you a professional grade finish which is also environmentally friendly. It is designed to give you the characteristics of an oil-based stain but it still has all the advantages of a water-based product. This particular sealer is custom mixed to create our own custom color. If you wish to re-finish your cabin with the original Camger Coating Systems product, just contact us at Zook Cabins and we’re be more than happy to work you up a price on the “Cozy Brown” color we used.
As alternative products, we recommend the following for log home maintenance:
All the alternative products are deeply penetrating oil-based stains. The colors are similar to the original product on your cabin. All four stains can be used for re-coating your cabin and provide excellent protection and are very water repellent.
REMEMBER: Your cabin color will darken slightly with each application.