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5" Peeled Log Siding (Shiplapped) $1.25 L.F. ***** (SALE) ******

27 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We are now offering our Peeled 5” Log Siding  on sale for $1.25 per lineal foot.  Please call with questions and information. 

Convert your frame garage, camp or home into an authentic rustic look!

Please call: 1-800-343-8928 or 1-800-721-7715

 Log Siding: **** SALE***  5" PEELED LOG SIDING (RED PINE)

Come On In! Visit Us And See Our Show Room!

21 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Come On In!

Visit us and see our show room with all of our products on display!

Proper sampling is where it starts.  It is critical because the same stain can look different on various species of wood.  Sampling on your wood is the only way to make sure you get the color you want the first time!

We carry 1/2 pint samples of most of our stains. Bring your log to try samples of stain, or wood siding and we would be happy to help you through your log home or wood sided project from beginning to end!

We also carry interior polyurethanes for your wooden interior's.  Stop in today and we would be happy to help you!

Hours:   Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

              Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

I-Wood-Care 7898 State Hwy 12 Sherburne, NY  13460

www.iwoodc.com

Email: info@iwoodc.com

Phone: 1-800-721-7715 or 1-800-343-8928

 

Transformation Deck & Fence 25% Off Remaining Inventory

20 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We are running a 25% off clearance sale of any remaining 1 gallons or 5 gallons left in stock for Transformation Deck & Fence. This product is discontinued, but there is an alternative moving forward for future recoats. Please call if us at 800-721-7715 with any questions. Thanks.

Check out our colors under Product and then Stains.  Look for Transformation Deck & Fence and click on color chart.

 

 Sincerely,

 

I-Wood-Care Staff!

 

 

 

CLEANING THE LOGS

16 March, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Before you apply any type of coating to logs, the surface must be clean and free of any dust, debris, unsound surface wood or mill glaze.  A typical log surface is coated with "mill glaze".  A typical log surface of wood when leftover tree resins and sugars react to the mechanical and heat energy from the milling process.  This layer of glaze can be almost impenetrable to stains.  It must be removed before good penetration and adhesion can occur.  The best overall cleaning method is corncob or glass media blasting.  Sashco's sodium percarbonate cleaner, CPR, can work well for this important step.   The best methods for removal are corncob or glass media blasting, direct sanding or aggressively power-washing logs with high pressure water.  These processes will not only remove the surface glaze, but will also help roughen the surface for a better coating bond.

This can be purchased on our I-Wood-Care online store under cleaners.

Products: CPR Log Cleaner & Brightener

 

 CPR Log Cleaner & Brightener

 

LOG HOME CONTRACTOR'S

30 March, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

If you are in need of a contractor who is qualified to do maintenance on your log home, we have contractor's that we can refer to you.  Call us at I-Wood-Care we would be happy to help you find a contractor near you!

 

I-Wood-Care

7898 State Hwy 12

Sherburne, NY  13460

1-800-721-7715

www.iwoodc.com

Email: info@iwoodc.com

 

Join our VIP REWARDS PROGRAM and get the 5% off of your total order!

04 January, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

We have just started our VIP REWARDS PROGRAM here at I-Wood-Care. Please join our rewards program and get a discount on your order. We will also be sending out future promotions via our text messaging VIP REWARD PROGRAM. So, join the club and get rewarded for being a member. Thanks and we look forward to talking to you soon.

Join our VIP Rewards Program and get the 5% off your total order!

Text IWC TO 51660

 

REGULAR CHECKUPS

27 July, 2015 0 comments Leave a comment

Preventative maintenance saves time and money, so it is good practice to inspect your home each spring and the fall.  This involves walking around your home and paying close attention to the stain's appearance.  Look for fading or weathering effects, loss of water repellency, or mildew fungi growth (often caused by dirt collecting on the surface of the stain creating a film for organisms to anchor and feed on).  It is important to pay close attention to the south-facing and west-facing walls of the home since these are typically exposed to more sun and elements.  If you notice severe problems (excessive checking, peeling or discoloration), tend to them immediately.  You may need to call in a professional. I-Wood-Care can help you locate someone.  We will be happy to help you!

CARPENTER BEE'S

30 April, 2015 2 comments Leave a comment

Carpenter bees are large (1 inch) yellow and black bees which become active in early spring.  They resemble bumble bees but do not live in colonies, have fewer hairs and no pollen sacs on the hind legs.  They appear around homes and are a nuisance.  Although it is rare to be stung by one, their sheer size is scary and people stay clear of them.

Their nest is much more of concern.  These nests, if left untreated, will result in extensive structural damage and will result in costly repairs within a few years.  The female will go in and out of the nest so patience will show where the entrance is.  Killing the individual bees with a liquid insecticide will not destroy the bee's young. 

THE NEST MUSH BE TREATED!!!

Treating the carpenter bee holes is simple, easy and safe.  The best and most effective product to use is "DRIONE DUST", and a CRUSADER DUSTER, which is available here on our I-WOOD-CARE online store.  Look under insecticides.

Products: Drione Dust & Crusader Duster

Insecticide

STAINS FOR DECKS

17 June, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Thinking about staining your deck.   We carry several products to stain your deck like our  2 coat stain,  Transformation Siding & Trim, Weatherseal Stain, Sikkens Cetol SRD, ABR X-100, and CTA Q8 Log Oil.  They all come in a variety colors.  All Semi-Transparent stains so you can see the grain of the wood.

Call us today we would be happy to assist you in choosing your stain for your deck!

1-800-721-7715 

UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLEANERS

30 April, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

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
  • It is the best product for removing rust stains

Cons:

  • Does not kill mildew
  • It is a poison & must be handled very carefully

It must be thoroughly rinsed from wood that will be finished with water-based coatings or unsightly whitish blemishes may appear beneath the coating ( or other negative effects can occur)

Sodium Per Carbonate (Oxygen Bleach)

Pros:

  • The most environmentally friendly bleach/cleaner
  • The safest bleach/cleaner to use (but it can irritate the eyes)
  • It disassociates into hydrogen peroxide, soda ash & water that's all
  • Does not aggressively corrode metal fasteners
  • If not completely rinsed from the wood, little affect on subsequent coatings is likely
  • Kills mildew
  • Strongly bleaches all types of wood (except for un-aged redwood)

Cons:

  • Must not be used on un-aged redwood (it turns it almost black in color)
  • More expensive than other cleaners/bleaches
  • The residual soda as can appear as whitish patches underneath a stain or lacquer if not well rinsed

Trisodium Phosphate

Pros:

  • Readily available
  • Inexpensive

Cons:

  • No bleaching action

 

All of these products can be purchased on our I-Wood-Care online store under cleaners.