Chemical Stripping

Chemical Stripping Services



Chemical Stripping Services

If the exterior of your log home has chemicals that need to be removed, Log Masters Restorations would love to earn your business. We understand pricing is important to you, but the scope and overall cost of chemical stripping projects vary widely depending on your specific situation.

Our chemical stripping services are essential for proper log home maintenance. We invite you to read on and learn more about the processes we use to remove wood staining, paint, and other chemical coats. Be sure to contact our professionals directly with any questions, to discuss pricing details or to request a free online estimate.


What Is Chemical Stripping?

Chemical stripping and media blasting are used to remove the existing finish—typically paint or stain—from a log home’s exterior surface. For chemical stripping, Log Masters sprays an eco-friendly gel finish remover on the entire home. The chemical stripper we apply reaches deep into wood pores to release paint or other film-building products. After the required dwell time, our log home restoration specialists pressure wash the exterior to expose the natural wood surface. 


When Is Chemical Stripping Used?

The chemical stripping process is usually necessary when a thick stain or paint finish needs to be removed from your log home. If the cabin has been painted, it will most likely need a chemical stripper. In these cases, we recommend chemical stripping over media blasting, which is more damaging to the wooden surface behind the paint.

Unfortunately, the chemical stripping process leaves the logs fuzzy or slightly splintered. Once the stripping agent is removed and the logs are allowed to dry, sanding is used to smooth the surface to an acceptable texture for the staining process.

There are many types of chemical strippers, and they vary based on intended application. For example, our restoration specialists apply an eco-friendly gel when stripping log home exteriors. In contrast, a caustic acid wash and wood brightener are used to chemically strip a deck. 

Process Steps

Log Cabin Chemical Stripping

Step 1

  • Mask off on any painted surfaces, gutters, windows, and areas that could be damaged by the chemical stripping process with tarps and plastic sheets.
Log Master employee wearing an "Ask Perma-Chink" systems logo shirt, protective face mask, and glasses removing an old stain on a log home.

Step 2

  • Spray or brush on the chemical stripping agent to remove the old finish and allow it to dwell on the wood for the appropriate amount of time.

Step 3

Step 4

  • Apply a log home wash product to remove any dust or debris left behind from stripping and sanding so the logs will be clean and smooth like new. 

Step 5

  • Treat the entire structure with 10% borate wood preservative to ensure the home is protected from termites and other insects and fungus that destroy wood.

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Is Chemical Stripping Right for Your Log Home?

Are you prepping your log home for a new layer of stain or paint job? If so, it’s imperative to remove any chemicals on the wood surface before refinishing your home. Bring in the pros from Log Masters to perform the necessary chemical stripping or media blasting. We’ll have your logs looking pristine before the new coat is applied.  

When and how we perform the chemical stripping process depends on your log home’s specific needs and the project’s scope. After chemicals are stripped away, some homes may require log repair or replacement and/or sanding before staining or painting. Contact us directly for pricing details or read our blog about what we consider when generating an estimate for log home restoration work.

Chemical Stripping Application

Other Services

Learn About Our Other Services

Media Blasting

Log Masters Restorations uses a high-pressure media blaster that shoots recycled glass through a hose to remove paint and wood stain.


Sanding is a must after chemical stripping and might be needed after media blasting or pressure washing to remove any problem areas.

Pressure Washing & Cleaning

Dirt and grime on logs can be tough to remove. Pressure washing is used to clean log homes and wash away chemical stripping agents.


Staining protects your log home from the environment. Our water-based stain and oil-penetrating stains come in a variety of colors.


Our finish remover reaches into wood pores to release paint or other film-building products and is then washed off to expose natural wood.


Chinking is a sealant that looks great great on large round or beam-style log homes that can be added to caulking to create a tighter seal.

Log Repair & Placement

Don’t ignore log rot! Our crews are trained to hunt down problem areas, cut them out, replace them with a new logs, and seal them tight.

Log Home Maintenance

Log Masters offers an array of routine maintenance services like sealing and preservation to keep your log home in good condition.

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