All About Staining – DJ’s Painting
Staining and maintaining log homes is a lifetime project, but it doesn’t have to be difficult if a few simple rules are followed! There are many different options available. Each one has its pros and cons. Solid acrylic stain with an insecticide additive is the cheapest and longest lasting stain. It will last about 5 years and can be stretched to 7 in some cases. However, because it has an opaque finish and hides the beauty of the natural wood grain, it is rarely. Due to the semitransparent high solids oil based or acrylic stains’ great protection and ability to re-coat without stripping the old stain, this type of stain is the most commonly used in recent years. Semitransparent low solids and hydrophobic stains are the easiest to apply and maintain, but offer limited protection. The systems that offer a hydrophobic effect, when done with a darker color, offer better protection.
Homes, in particular, are subject to more insect damage. They need an insecticide in every coat of stain. When we stain a log home, we never do a project without insecticide additive. If caulk is decided, the caulk should be a colored caulk and applied after the staining is done. This is the only way to determine what color caulk will match.
So whatever you staining project may be, the crew at DJ’s Painting is ready to lend a hand, or a brush!
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DJ's Painting has been South Jersey's home painter since 1986. Having painted thousands of homes in New Jersey including log cabin staining, DJ's Painting is the only choice when you want your home to look brand new again. We have the experience needed to get the job done right on every house painting project.
DJ's Painting can offer your facility more than just industrial painting. DJ's Painting can offer systems that will keep hot surfaces cool to the touch, saving energy costs for your business. Contact DJ's Painting today to find out about this system and other options like floor coatings to have your facility running and looking its best.