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Question: How many times have you said, “I should really get this project done around the house” and then put it off another year? 

We won’t require you to answer (because then we’d have to admit the same thing ourselves…eek!)

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What is secondary prep? After you’ve gotten down to clean sound wood it’s time to clean up all that media blasting another methods left behind. When properly done, most blasting methods are going to create at least some “felting” — wood fuzz — that should be removed prior to applying any finishing products. All of that wood fuzz will eventually fall off. If there’s stain that is applied to that wood fuzz, it will simply fall off with the fuzz, leaving a mottled look and leaving those areas exposed to the elements. In addition, sometimes blasting can raise the grain a bit too much and make the wood more coarse than most like it. While the coarse texture is good for stain adhesion, it makes for a rougher look and darker stain, neither of which is aesthetically pleasing.

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After media blasting, secondary prep is necessary to remove any “felting” or wood fuzz.  Removing it will ensure that the stain adheres to sound wood.

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Logs Aint Wood - Facebook 01

Every log has its own unique grain pattern, knots, and history. Chances are, you know and love each one of them like the back of your hand. Logs are special, they’re not the same as 2x4s. They need special care. Why? Three reasons:

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Nicholas Martin Home Restoration |New Hampshire

It Started with a Dream…

A young boy and his dad. Hours spent tucked away together fishing the trout streams of New Hampshire’s quiet woods. In those quiet woods, a dream took root in Nicholas Martin’s heart. As he and  his father fished, they would imagine and dream together of one day having a cabin of their very own to  visit. 

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Routine maintenance will keep your home looking beautiful as well as cut down on costs. Everyone knows that a $30 oil change twice a year beats a $2,000 mechanic’s bill. Routine maintenance on your logs, timbers or wood could be the difference between $2,000 every 3-5 years or $20,000 to completely redo the job. It’s truly the key to “a better way to stain.”

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Homeowners and others confused by so many stain choices in the marketplace are pleased to learn that it doesn’t have to be hard to choose the right stain so their log, wood or timber frame home is finished right the first time. On August 18th, 2011, Sashco was proud to partner with The Log and Timber Home Show to present an educational webinar about choosing the best stain for log and wood homes.

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