Bleached the cabin

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  1. sue currin

    sue currin Well-Known Member

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    How long do I need to wait after I bleached the log cabin, built out of white ciedar, before I can put on a sealent?
     
  2. Mike in Ohio

    Mike in Ohio Well-Known Member

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    Did you rinse off the bleach after you let it set for a while? If so, then once it is good and dry.

    Mike
     

  3. sue currin

    sue currin Well-Known Member

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    No I didn't, I thought it would just evratorate, But right now it is raining a little. Do I have to go and rinse it off>? I just finished it up at 7:00 last night.
     
  4. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Well-Known Member

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    Please, please tell me you didn't just spray chlorine bleach on your logs and didn't rinse? :nono: Yes, go out right now and rinse, rinse, rinse.
     
  5. sue currin

    sue currin Well-Known Member

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    I mixed it 1/4 bleach to 3/4 water. did I mess up?
     
  6. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Well-Known Member

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    Sue,
    Check out the advise the restoration pros gave here:

    LHOTI THREAD RE: BLEACH

    I don't think anything is ruined but I'm certainly no expert, you do need to get the bleach off the house though.
     
  7. logbuilder

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    Wash the bleach off. Wait for 2 days of dry sunny weather. Then you can start sealing. It is usually a multi-step process with some finishes taking 3 coats. The most effecient way to apply is to get a 5 gal sprayer that you carry on your back. Spray on the sealer and then back brush it. Let it dry for a day or two and then on to the next coat. What sealer are you using? Oil or water based? Here are some of the more popular ones.

    http://www.aloghomestore.com/finish.shtml

    Robert
     
  8. hunter63

    hunter63 Well-Known Member

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    Bleach works very well for getting the "black spots off".

    The Amish builder of our cabin use it, let dry the spray on the "Olympia 6 in one"sealer.
    Doing the porch,East and North (back) side for the scond time,now, did the west end last year.
     
  9. sue currin

    sue currin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to you all. I got her done, looks real good.
     
  10. coalroadcabin

    coalroadcabin Well-Known Member

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    That's great Sue! If you get a chance, post some pictures--I love looking at logs!
     
  11. sue currin

    sue currin Well-Known Member

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    Trying to do it through photobucket, will have to wait till I get back home tonight after work, Getting a late start today, had to get 2 dogs Vetted today due to porcupine.