The difference between oil-based and water-based stains for your log home

The differences between oil -based stains (solvent) and water-based stains (latex or acrylic)

This question is precisely the reason why homeowners should be weary of a complete “weekend warrior DIY” project to restore or re-stain their home. In Oregon especially, where your home may be vulnerable to wild swings in climate and weather (see the coastal mountains or central Oregon’s high desert), it’s important to have a professional decide which kind of stain is best for your home and best for your climate.

Log home stains fall into two categories: oil-based, and water-based. Both have their own sets of benefits and drawbacks, including but not limited to: drying time, protection provided, cost, coats required, colors/shades, remnant odors, saturation into the logs, lifetime before a replacement coat is needed, application method, etc…

The courteous and professional team at Oregon Log Home Care take the care and time to meet with you and determine your goals and needs. We’ll determine the best plan of action for you, your family, and your home. We’ll consider cost-benefit of one solution over another and weigh that against factors such as how long you plan to keep the home, the level of protection it needs, etc…

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