Achieving a High Gloss Finish on a Log Home

Bob asked the following question; I want a high gloss finish on my 50 year old restored cedar log home. What product should I use?

Bryan Olmsted answered; High Gloss is a realitive term, what is high gloss to me, might not be to you. I would recommend that you order samples of our Captue and Cascade products in the color(s) you think you might like and put on several coats of Cascade the clear coat to taste, or if you perfer an oil based product use two or three coats of Transformation. You can also put Cascade over the Transformation if you want more gloss, but it is not required since Transformation is a stand alone product. As with any product I recommend that you try the samples on some left over log ends or on an out of the way place on your home until you find the product and look you are going for.

Posted August 28, 2006- This article was written and provided by; Bryan Olmsted, President Ozark Log Home Supply, Inc.

Bryan has well over 20 years experience in the construction industry, and has been involved in the design and construction of numerous projects from medical facilities to log homes. He has worked as a estimator, job superintendent, construction manager, general contractor and retired as President and CEO of Olmsted Construction Co.,Inc. in May of 2006. Besides the knowledge and experience gained through 20+ years as a commercial/residential general contractor, Bryan has completed training and been certified on NFPA's Life Safety Code, overseen the renovation and retrofitting of Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Missouri in it's accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and has extensive knowledge in the application and use of Sashco Log Home Products, as well as the construction and finish of log homes and structures. Bryan is also a two term past president of the Southern Missouri Homebuilder's Association, located in West Plains, Missouri and has served on the organization's board of directors, worked on the committee in charge of construction of the Ozark Heritage Welcome Center and volunteered with the West Plains Area Habitat for Humanity.

If you have questions for Bryan or any of our contributors contact us at Ask the Experts and we will attempt to answer them.