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Log Home Refinishing Services

At Northern Log Care, we specialize in revitalizing the natural beauty and durability of log homes through our expert refinishing techniques. Whether your log home is in need of a fresh coat of stain, thorough cleaning, or repair work, our team is dedicated to providing high quality craftsmanship and exceptional results. Additionally, we offer deck refinishing services specifically tailored to complement and enhance the aesthetic appeal of log homes. Trust Northern Log Care to preserve and protect your investment, ensuring years of enjoyment in your picturesque log retreat.
Refinishing Services
Thoroughly removing dirt, dust, mold, mildew, and other contaminants from the surface of the logs. This can be done using various methods such as pressure washing, chemical cleaning, or sanding.

Smoothing the surface of the logs to remove old stains, rough spots, or damaged areas. Sanding also helps prepare the wood for the application of new finishes.

Applying wood stains to enhance or change the color of the logs while preserving the natural grain and texture. Stains can also provide protection against UV rays, moisture, and other elements.

Applying sealants or clear coats to protect the wood from moisture, insects, and fungal growth. Sealants help to maintain the integrity of the logs and prolong the lifespan of the structure.

Addressing any structural issues or damage to the logs, such as cracks, rot, or insect infestations. This may involve replacing damaged logs, filling in gaps, or reinforcing weak areas.

Chinking or Caulking:
Filling in gaps or joints between logs to improve insulation, weatherproofing, and aesthetics. Chinking or caulking also helps prevent air leakage and moisture intrusion. Learn more.

Finishing Touches:
Applying final touches such as trim work, decorative elements, or protective coatings to complete the refinishing process and enhance the overall appearance of the log structure.
Product Recommendations & Tips from Northern Log Care Experts:
Tim-bor product
As a liquid solution, Tim-bor is applied to bare wood (or injected), to kill and prevent wood  destroying insects and fungus.
  • EPA registered preservative.
  • Protects against rot, insects and decay fungi.

  • Can be applied by brushing, spraying, dipping, kerf-flooding, or hole flooding. Mix  1 loosely packed quart, (1 lb.), of powder to 1 gallon of water. 

  • Apply at a rate of 1 liquid gallon per 200 sf of surface area.

  • Remember to apply a second coat 4-24 hours later.

  • Saturate all up-facing checks and cut ends of wood. 

  • Good for interior and exterior

CPR product
CPR Wood Cleaner and Brightener is a powerful yet gentle solution designed to rejuvenate and revitalize tired and weathered wood surfaces. 
  • Oxygenated bleach cleaner and brightener

  • 1/2 gallon of powder (4.8lbs.), makes 4-8 gallons of product

  • Gentle on wood

  • Removes variety of stains

  • Brightens sun-damaged wood

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Easy to mix and apply

  • Can help to clean up and lighten old chinking

bug juice
Bug Juice is an insecticide paint additive that is designed to kill flying and crawling insects that  alight on most interior and all exterior surfaces.
  • Lasts 2-5 years. 

  • Will not affect finish color or drying time. 

  • Best to apply finish within several hours of adding treatment 

  • Kills crawling and flying insects ranging from ants to mosquitoes and cockroaches  to silverfish to weevils..

  • It is recommended that you hose off the treated surface twice a year to provide a  clean surface for the insects to land on. 

wood caulk
Conceal Textured Caulking delivers performance that's hard to see. Conceal’s 7 colors blend in with the most popular stains used on log homes, and  Conceal’s light texture simulates the natural roughness of wood. The combination of color and  texture makes it hard to see where the caulking ends and the logs begin. Instead, they just blend  together. Although the caulking is hard to see, Conceal Textured Caulk delivers performance.  Additionally, Conceal is excellent for filling and concealing checks. Is resistant to rainfall in 1-4 hours.  Has a limited lifetime warranty. Has superior elongation, memory, and adhesion.
wood stain
ProLuxe Log & Siding Wood Finish is a high performance, translucent, satin log home and wood  finish for vertical surfaces. ProLuxe Log and Siding is an alkyd high solids formulation that offers  optimum protection and a premium look in just two coats. ProLuxe Log & Siding's two coat satin finish creates a protective film which gives wood siding and logs a premium furniture look while still allowing all the natural character and grain of the wood to show through. ProLuxe Log and Siding  creates a durable surface barrier to prevent wood from weathering. 
wood stain samples
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