Regular maintenance is a large part of owning a log cabin. These beautiful homes fit right in with nature but the weather can take its toll if they are not preserved. In general, a log cabin will need to be cleaned and stained every few years to stay protected and looking good. Logs exposed to the elements can be harmed from moisture and sun exposure. The logs also become aged and start losing their own natural oils and may begin cracking and splitting.
On a log cabin where color retention, water repellency, and wood conditioning are a concern, Armstrong Clark siding wood stain is the best Armstrong stain for log cabins. This oil-based formula is specially designed to replace lost natural oils to rejuvenate the wood.
Armstrong Stain for Log Cabins
Armstrong stain has nondrying oils that move away from the drying side of the formula. The nondrying oils penetrate the wood to replenish the wood’s natural oils while the drying oil stays on the surface of the wood to lock in the conditioning oils. These special oils are made up of vegetable oils, transparent oxide pigments, water repellents, solvents and mildewcides that naturally resist fungal growth.
This special formula is perfect for log cabins that are exposed to the elements for many years and become aged. Rejuvenating the logs by replacing the lost oils and then locking them in with the drying side of the oils is a great way to increase the longevity of a log cabin and enhance its natural beauty. Once protected with Armstrong stain water will naturally repel, pigments will reflect harsh UV rays, mildewcides fight off mold and mildew, and wood cracking and splitting will be greatly reduced. Armstrong Stain has over a dozen colors to choose from to best express the beauty of your log cabin.
That was yellow line log cabin
Can the Armstrong Hardwood stain be used effectively in a yellow line log cabin
You can use the three hardwood colors on other wood types.
I just stained my new deck with Armstrong-Clark stain and I am extremely pleased with the results. I have a log home and I would like to use A-C stain the next time I have to stain it. It has been previously been stained with a very thin bodied, penetrating oil based stain. Would I be able to apply the A-C stain over this stain after a proper cleaning?
No, you will need to strip it off and then brighten the wood for the prep using this: https://www.armstrongclarkstain.com/restore-a-deck-stripper
[quote name=”Mark Thalken”]Hello! Do your stain products contain a mildewcide? We have a mildew problem when staining our log home. The stain looks great right after application but the wood goes black when wetted with the first rain. Thank you.[/quote]
Yes, they do contain mildewcide. Your mildew issue may be internal so make sure your prep is done correctly and that all current stain is removed and all mildew is removed.
Hello! Do your stain products contain a mildewcide? We have a mildew problem when staining our log home. The stain looks great right after application but the wood goes black when wetted with the first rain. Thank you.
Which is your wood siding stain? I cant see one called that?? I need to stain new 1/2 log pine siding
All of the AC stains can be used on wood siding.