Media blasting makes removing stain from log and wood structures easier and faster than ever. Because it uses only dry media, no water is forced into the wood. Dry time is eliminated and stains, chinking and caulking can be applied immediately afterwards.
Log Building Maintenance and Restoration works with both crushed glass and corn cob media, both of which are environmentally-friendly and gentle on wood.
Crushed glass media works like millions of tiny surgical steel blades, making precise and quick work of removing both fresh and old coatings and stains, as well as UV-damaged wood. It leaves the healthy wood underneath intact and creates a textured surface for improved stain adhesion and longevity.
Corn cob media also works to remove old coatings and stains, as well as UV-damaged wood. It keeps the healthy wood underneath intact, the only risk is if the corn cob media remains in some checks it can lead to mold in that area.
These products are only recommended for when you are looking to have fresh new look to your home. As mentioned above the media blast will change the surface of your wood to more of a textured look. Because of the time, equipment and materials involved this process is a higher price point than just cleaning.