Log Home Finish Restoration
Fidalgo Restoration Log Home Repair LLC has extensive knowledge and experience restoring log and wood siding homes back to their original look and feel.
We pride ourselves in customer service and overall satisfaction of our clients. We understand the emotional and aesthetic ties to a log and wood siding home… in fact; the owner of Fidalgo Restoration Log Home Repair LLC used to live in a log home and understands the pride associated with log home ownership!
The restoration process begins with an online consultation. Photos are sent, and we will discuss the project with you either via email or with a phone call. Once we have an idea of the scope of work, we will provide a preliminary estimate for the interior or exterior finish restoration. If this is within your budget, we will arrange to meet at your home to discuss the job in person.
Upon meeting, we will take a look at the existing finish and see what is required to remove the failed finish. The recommended process will then be discussed. This might include full finish restoration using crushed walnut media, or other stripping techniques using chemicals or just hand grinders followed by extensive sanding. The most important aspect of the finish restoration is to get all of the existing failed finish off the logs/wood, and to get down to nice clean wood that is prepared properly to take the stain evenly. This is the most important part of the project…the prep! We have never done a job where we have not sanded the wood after initial blasting or stripping. Good sanding is the key to the entire finish restoration process. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
Once the house is sanded nicely, we mask the windows and doors and then apply either 2 coats of TWP1500 series oil stain, or 3 coats of Sashco stain. The choice of stain will depend on the local environment, log condition, and your aesthetic choice for the final results.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Peter Bird did a complete restoration of the finish on our log home and barn in the Sierra foothills of California. All the failed finish was removed, the wood treated, and fresh oil base stain applied. Some rotting wood was replaced. The end result made our buildings look like new. We were so impressed with the quality and speed of the work, and with Peter’s honesty and work ethic, that we highly recommend him.”
“Pete Bird and his crew at Fildalgo Restoration recently did a major project on our two-story log home in northern Utah. They blasted, stained and sealed the entire exterior, chinked the logs, refinished the decks, rebuilt some stairs, and worked with a subcontractor to replace our deck railing.
As a licensed architect and attorney, I have certain expectations of a contractor, and Pete exceeded those expectations in every way. He went out of his way to meet with us and discuss the scope of work. His estimate was complete and accurate, and there were no surprise “extras” at the end. And, most importantly, the quality of the work was superb. I wholeheartedly recommend Pete and his crew; craftsmen of this level of quality, integrity and commitment to get the job right are very few and far between.”
“Fidalgo Restoration Log Home Repair LLC restored and repaired the exterior of the Rotary Log Pavilion in the summer of 2010. They started the work on time and completed the project right on schedule. Work included: removing old stain, sanding, replacing rotten logs and re-staining the entire exterior of the building. The Pavilion now looks beautiful again, for all users and the community to enjoy.”