Once a log cabin has been constructed, it is important to correctly treat and seal it, to protect and preserve the wood. There are then many options for stains, so it is best to choose one which best suits your needs.
If your school cabin or barbeque hut is located in a damp environment or is in a position to be open to the elements, a stain which offers a waterproof seal is imperative, as these often have mildew inhibitors added.
Water-based stains are ideal for dryer locations. Once added to the planks of log cabins, the structure is easy to keep clean and fresh, and can be used both in and outside the cabin.
Oil-based wood preservatives will help protect wooden planks from rotting or dampness, and also prevent damage from wood termites, as well as other insects.
When log cabins or outdoor huts and gazebos are located in warm, sunny areas, a UV based preservative is vital. These types of finishes prevent sun damage as well as water damage.
Low volatile organic compounds (VOC) finishes are a more environmentally friendly option for those who want to retain the eco credentials of their log cabins. Stain and finishes with a formula that is compliant with environmental standards are just as effective as non-compliant varieties.
Our staff at Logspan can offer expert advice on all aspects of log cabins, so pick up the phone and give us a call today.