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It’s easy to make your own Log Jam® chink paint on site. And since mixing your own costs 1/3 less than buying premixed chink paint, it’s the money-smart choice. Simply follow the instructions below, then apply over any water-based chinking.

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This month’s training tip comes directly from a question we received recently. A customer asked, “Do I really need to wait until the logs are dry to chink?” Our very own Jim Barnes, Senior Stains Chemist, answers this question.

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This month, we’re talking with  Alexa Calio of Roche Jaune Chinking and Log Home Restoration. She’s based in Bozeman, MT, but does work all over the country. 
 Case Study_ Roche Jaune-2
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Texas-Claussen-Home-1200A trip to the southwest and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains were the catalysts for our “love affair” with log homes. We knew we would not be happy until we had one! Having a construction background, I decided to build our dream log home. That was thirty-three years ago, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Love for
Log Homes

Log homes are such unique structures that working on them brings us a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction. Nothing is more gratifying than the praise and thanks received from satisfied customers.  Walking into a log home is like receiving a big warm hug from someone you love and we feel privileged to work on them, as well as live in the one we built.

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First things first. You’ll need a supply of Log Jam® chinking, Log Builder®, or Conceal®. (Give our friendly and knowledgeable customer service folks a call. They’re happy to help you figure out colors and quantities.)

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On last week’s episode of Cabin Fever, Grizzly Bob gave us a brief history of chinking while showing Sashco’s Log Jam® being applied to Crazy Mountain Brewing Company’s offices in Edwards, CO.

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Since its introduction in 1985…

how to apply chinking log jam

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Blisters in Caulk or Chinking Above is an example of a bubble or blister in the chinking of a log home.

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First thing first, choose a good quality chinking.

Bad Chinking vs. Good Chinking (Log Jam)

Good vs Bad Chinking

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From Log Jam Data Tech