Log Home Restoration: Bleaching Logs
During this log home restoration, We bleached the logs to remove sap staining, mildew, mold and degraded wood. As you can tell, the logs are left looking really “washed out.” The bright clean logs (left) were defelted and neturalized using a very mild solution. It also was rinsed very well. It is imperative to remove all chemical solutions from the wood before sealing.
Also, it is best to do it all (cleaning, stripping, neutralizing) at one time while the logs are still wet. Once the logs have dried, it is much harder to activate whatever chemical solution was used and then rinse it completly out.