Log Home Maintenance

Caulking vs chinking. What's the difference?

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While building sealing your log home. You might be wondering, what's the difference between caulking and chinking. In this article we will explore the difference.

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Mortar (Cement) Chinking vs Synthetic Chinking

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Up until the early 1980’s many log cabins had mortar chinking installed. Today, the majority of chink used is made of a synthetic mixture. Mortar chink is great for hobby projects or those looking to build traditional log cabins. But, in most cases you will want to use synthetic chinking to ensure that your log home lasts. What are the difference and which is best for you?

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Log chinking supplies. The complete checklist for chinking your log home.

Posted by Terry Jennings on

If you are thinking about chinking your log home yourself, you might wonder, what tools will I need for chinking? The answer will depend on which method you choose. Learn about each tool with our detailed guide.

The main tools that you will need for chinking are:

  • Scraper
  • Cleaner
  • Backer rod
  • Chinking
  • Caulking gun, bulk loading gun, or power chinker
  • Misting bottle
  • Foam brushes
  • Spatula or Putty knife
  • Buckets
  • Stapler or Adhesive  

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    What is backer rod? A guide to backer rod.

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    What is backer rod? This complete guide will teach you everything you need to know about backer rod and the different types.

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    5 chinking methods; Chinking techniques and methods.

    Posted by Terry Jennings on

    There are many different tools and methods when it comes to chinking. If you are purchasing your first cabin or chinking for the first time, you may wonder which method of chinking is the best? Here are the 5 different methods of chinking a log home. Spatula - Grout bag - Caulking gun - Bulk gun - Chink pump

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