Log Home Restoration Process

Our experienced and professional team will guide you through the log home restoration process, ensuring you know the details of each stage and when they will happen.

Refinishing your log home should be an easy and straight forward experience.

At Ocean Pacific we believe that the log home restoration process for your log cabin, panabode, cedar siding house or building should be easy from the first time you reach out to the day we pull away from your property with the job complete.

Our experienced and professional team will guide you through the process, ensuring you know the details of each stage and when they will happen.

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Consultation & Quote

The first step is the easiest. Just pick up the phone or email us. Once we have answered all the questions we are sure you have, then we can provide a free site visit. If not feasible, we then ask for high-resolution images….

Site and Building Preparation

We prepare the exterior and interior for the coming work. This includes relocating outdoor plants and furniture, removing electrical fixtures and taping heavy polypropylene to things such as windows, flashing, etc.

Watch This Time Lapse Video Of The Restoration Process

The 7 Steps of Our Log Home Restoration Process

Step 1 – Consultation

Is it time to restore your home or wood building? This decision can only be made after an inspection of the structure. When possible, we prefer to visit the premises personally, at no charge. In situations where that is not feasible, we ask that you send us high definition photographs of all aspects of the building.

We look at the wood species, age and condition of the logs for signs of weather and UV damage as well as possible mold, mildew or rotting wood. Once a thorough review of the structure is completed, we will provide you with our honest, unbiased, professional opinion, as to how to best protect the building as cost effectively as possible. If you decide to proceed, we will provide you a quote for our services.


Step 2 – Quotation

This will set out the detailed and full scope of services to be provided through each step of the process, including:

  • Initial inspection of the building, when possible
  • Advice on options and best course of action
  • Exterior site preparation
  • Interior site preparation
  • All blast medium and equipment
  • Man lift and scaffolding, if required
  • All non-residue tape and polypropylene
  • Blowing and cleaning the logs after blasting
  • Preservative treatment, if required
  • Recommendation on the most suitable stain
  • Applying the stain
  • Site cleanup
  • Warranty on coating
  • Providing a maintenance sheet on how to prolong the finish
  • Transportation and fuel costs to and from the site
  • Food and accommodation for the crew, if required

There are no hidden costs. Once the quote has been agreed to and we have confirmed a mutually convenient time to start the process, here is what to expect – weather permitting.


Step 3 -Site Preparation

Exterior:

  • Re-locate all plants, furniture, BBQ’s etc. to a non-dusty environment and cover with polypropylene
  • Remove down spouts, where required
  • Remove all fixtures, lights and other items fastened to walls
  • Tape 6 mm heavy polypropylene to all glass, windows, frames, electrical outlets, junction boxes, aluminium flashing, cables and gutters etc. with non-residue abrasive-resistant duct tape.
  • Protect any other surfaces from blasting medium

Interior:

  • Wrap all interior perimeter walls with polypropylene using staples and tape to seal seams
  • Cover all furniture with polypropylene

Step 4 – Blast old stain, UV and weather damage off logs

If you have an older log home, you may need to remove the old finish to restore the home to a vibrant new state. In the majority of cases we will recommend blasting the logs or wood with crushed glass. This medium is as fine as table salt, silica free and 100% environmentally friendly. It creates a fine dust when it hits any substrate surface and becomes airborne. Where required, internal walls can be Osborne brushed to generate a smooth finish.

Step 5 – Apply Log Preservative

If required, the logs can be sprayed with a coat of environmentally friendly insecticide and fungicide which comes in a powder form, is mixed with water and applied with a fertilizer sprayer. This will deter termites, carpenter ants, wood boring insects and slows down any potential exterior or interior rot, mold or mildew.


Step 6 – Staining Log Home

If you have an older log home, you may need to remove the old finish to restore the home to a vibrant new state. In the majority of cases we will recommend blasting the logs or wood with:

  • A breathable stain with UV inhibitors will need to be applied to both protect and bring out the natural beauty of your home.
  • We will work with you to determine the right product and recommend a number of proven, long lasting eco-friendly stains. All of our stains contain UV inhibitors that will both protect and bring out the natural beauty of your home.
  • We usually do a number of colour samples on your actual logs, so you are confident you have chosen the right product.
  • Once the appropriate stain is agreed upon, all areas that were taped or covered with polypropylene will be double checked to ensure there is no over spraying
  • 2 to 3 coats of stain will be applied, as required.

Step 7 – Interior and Exterior Site Clean Up

  • Remove all the polypropylene, tape and staples from the walls, wipe and vacuum if necessary
  • Re-install all downspouts, fixtures, lights etc.
  • Return furniture, shrubs, etc. to their original position
  • Clean windows where required
  • Sweep and bag any glass dust where possible
  • Blow remaining dust away with a leaf blower
  • Rake and blend any covered soil
  • After a couple of rainy days there will be little sign of any dust

Ready to speak to us about your log home restoration project?

Fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you would rather speak to us by phone please call 1-855-297-3337.

Our office hours are 8am to 8pm 7 days a week.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Testimonials

Don’t just take it from us. Here’s what our customers say.

We have had Sal and his crew on many of our projects over the years. They always deliver on time and on budget. They go the extra mile to make sure the site is clean and care is taken not to damage the structure we are working on. We would highly recommend their services.

Taran Williams
TS Williams Construction
Nanoose Bay, BC

We were impressed with Sal’s honesty and professionalism from the start. He gave us an honest opinion and talked us through the process from start to finish. Our home looks better than ever and is now protected from the elements.

Shea and James
Courtenay, BC

Sal and his crew also pride themselves in remaining up to date on the most current techniques of the trade. Speak with Sal on the phone for a few minutes and you will know that this guy lives and breaths refinishing and blasting. His knowledge on the matter is second to none!

Pioneer Log Homes
Williams Lake, BC
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