Media Blasting and Stripping
Preparation is key to the quality of a finished product. Media blasting and stripping removes old stain, opens the grain of your home’s logs and prepares the surface for a fresh coat of stain. It combines compressed air with corncob or glass beads for a dry and efficient log-stripping process.
Dry logs are healthy logs.
Despite its name, blasting is not harmful to your log home, in fact it is much safe and better for the environment than chemical stripping. Our experience has proven that dry logs are healthy logs, so our stripping process utilizes only compressed air and the media material we feel is best for your project. In extreme cases the chink and caulking may be removed prior to the blasting process to ensure thorough preparation. Any necessary pest treatment, such as Borate, is applied after blasting is completed.
After stripping, we use the Osborn Brush™ to buff the surface of your log home. These “Ozzies” are a specialty tool designed to carefully remove wood fibers, leaving the surface smooth and porous to expertly prep the log cabin’s surface for the application of a fresh stain.