Log Home Maintenance — Log Wash


Posted by Kelly Winner on

Chlorine bleach Pros: Strongly bleaches all types of wood Inexpensive Readily available Kills mildew Cons: Chlorine gas can be released if chlorine bleach is mixed with other household chemicals, such as ammonia. Chlorine gas can be hazardous or fatal Kills plants, especially new growth Can over-oxidize wood cell walls and degrade them Very corrosive to metal fasteners ( nails and screws) Can affect adhesion of coatings if not completely rinsed from the logs surface Oxalic Acid Pros: Particularly good at removing tannin stains It is the only cleaning product of choice for redwood - other type cleaners will discolor redwood...

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