Crushed Glass Blasting
Once the preparations are complete, I personally blast all logs, siding, trim, soffit and fascia boards to bare wood, removing all weathering, mildew, and any old failed wood stain.
The crushed glass blasting method slightly profiles the wood, opening the pores and allowing the stain to penetrate deeper in to the wood cells, ultimately providing superior protection for seven years prior to applying a maintenance coat. It takes approximately 1-2 days to complete the prep and blasting.
Once all the blasting is complete we remove all poly and staples from the inside, vacuum if necessary and wipe any dust from the logs. We do a general cleanup on the outside.
Simply put, a slightly textured surface will take on more stain than a smooth surface. Preparation is key to longevity.