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 media blasting projects vary widely depending on your specific situation.
Our media blasting 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 estimate.
Media blasting is like sand blasting in that it cleans and strips surfaces with compressed air and an abrasive. When applied to log home restorations, media blasting removes the finish without using water—commonly referred to as a “dry blast.” Dry media blasting is the preferred method of stripping the stain from any wood or log home. Log Masters Restorations uses crushed recycled glass media because it’s extremely efficient and environmentally friendly.
Media blasting removes the existing finish—typically paint or stain—from the log home’s exterior surface with abrasive materials, such as recycled crushed glass, ground walnut shells or corn cobs, to reveal fresh clean wood. Log Masters Restorations uses a high-pressure media blaster that shoots recycled glass through a hose to remove paint and wood stain for log home refinishing projects. Chemical stripping is used when media blasting isn’t appropriate.
Media only refers to the product used to remove the finish. There are many types of media used to remove the finish on a wood or log surface. Some of the most common types are walnut hulls, corn cobs, and crushed glass. Similar to sand, crushed recycled glass is a non-porous material that—if caught between log joints—won’t retain moisture, encourage fungi, or attract insects.
Although walnut hull and corn cob will do the job, our experience is that glass is the most effective media for removing a layer of paint or stain. It’s more efficient, less expensive and cuts better than the others. Learn more about the superiority of clean, crushed glass abrasives.
Mask off on any painted surfaces, gutters, windows, and areas that could be damaged by the media blasting process with tarps and plastic sheets.
Blast the log home’s exterior with crushed recycle glass media to remove the old finish.
Pressure wash the media blasted logs and identify any that may have rotted and need to be repaired or replaced.
Apply a log home wash product to remove any dust or debris left behind from media blasting and sanding so the logs will be clean and smooth like new.
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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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 media blasting or chemical stripping. We’ll have your logs looking immaculate before the new coat is applied.
When and how we perform the media blasting depends on your log home’s specific needs and the project’s scope. After surface chemicals are removed, 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.
Our finish remover reaches into wood pores to release paint or other film-building products and is then washed off to expose natural wood.
Sanding is a must after chemical stripping and might be needed after media blasting or pressure washing to remove any problem areas.
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.
Caulking seals the gaps in your log home joinery and is commonly used for homes with smaller logs or around windows and doors.
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.
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 Masters offers an array of routine maintenance services like sealing and preservation to keep your log home in good condition.
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