Richmond Log Home Restoration
The debate among Richmond log home restoration contractors rages on as to the proper way to remove old finishes from a log surface. Use a chemical and blast it off with water pressure, or use crushed corn cob and blast it off with compressed air. Those are the choices.
The Richmond restoration contractor that prefers chemicals and a pressure washer will tell you that cob blasting will pit the wood, create much unwanted dust inside and outside the home and cost twice as much as chemical stripping.
The contractor that prefers cob blasting will tell you the chemical and pressure washing process will make the wood "fuzzy" and the pressure of the water will shoot through the walls and get inside the house causing water damage and mildew problems. Both are legitimate concerns and although both statements are true to some degree, to the homeowner neither chemical nor cob blasting sounds like a viable option.