Log Home Stain Application Tips

Protecting your log home with a quality log home stain is only half the battle. Below you will find some important tips for staining your wood the right way. Please contact us at 1.800.490.3695 with any questions.

  • Use a .015 or .017 tip size for your sprayer.
  • Never apply stain with a roller.
  • Never dilute or thin stain.
  • Read all label instructions and apply the manufacturer's recommended number of coats.
  • Make sure your finish is dry to the touch before applying the 2nd coat.
  • Always back brush in order to work the stain into the pores of the wood.
  • Always apply a stain sample prior to starting job.
  • Always remove mold and mildew prior to staining
  • A stain is only as good as the wood it is going on.
  • Always remove mold and mildew prior to staining
  • Make certain that the moisture content of your wood is 20% or less. Too much moisture can prevent good stain adhesion and lead to peeling.
  • Apply your stain to wood that is between 45 and 90 degrees and not in direct sunlight.
  • Prep the surface of your wood prior to staining. (Blasting, Sanding or Pressure Washing)