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Best log cabin treatment

External wood treatments

Treating your timber product hut with the right product will protect it against deterioration so it will last longer. We recommend a high-quality waterproof preservative, one that will last a number of years, thus limiting maintenance required.  You should coat all the external wood on your log cabin, including the bits you can't see easily. For example, remove the doors and apply preservative to the bottom of the door, this will get wet and could mean that the door splits in years to come.

You must apply a waterproofing preservative according to the manufacturer instructions to keep your cabin looking good for years to come. Not following the manufacturer's instructions may void your warranty. We would recommend Teknos or Demidekk paint products, for varnish - Jotun Butinox is a good choice. All are high-quality products. Shed quality paints are not suitable and may void your warranty. Applying the waterproofing preservative to the individual logs before the build is the best option but is not always possible. If preserving the Garden Building after build, apply extra preservative to seal: 

  1. The ends of the logs
  2. Between the individual logs

Make sure that all sides of the doors and windows including the underside are covered with waterproofing preservative.

If you have any queries please contact our customer care team using the Contact Us form.

Please note: To ensure your warranty remains valid cabins need to be fully decorated and treated within 4 weeks of build for the structural warranty to remain valid.

Fire retardant treatment for wood

For log cabins that require Euro class B Spread of Flame, we would recommend HR-Prof.

HR-Prof is simple to use and safe to apply, it quickly penetrates the structure of the wood and can be over-coated with wood stains and varnishes. HR-Prof has non-flammable properties, which become part of the log cabin, restricting ignition and the spread of flame. It is not harmful to the environment.

For further details visit www.fireretardantuk.com