Media blasting has revolutionized the log preservation and maintenance industry. Proper use of this great system allows for complete surface re-facing and clean wood to stain or seal.
Media blasting is a process done with a sand blasting machine and consists of a finely ground or pulverized glass, corn cobs, or walnut shells which are blown across the surface of the logs with high pressure to remove stains, paints, and other finishes.
Typically, we use recycled glass media because it performs best overall and is the least expensive. Also, residual glass stuck in between logs or in checks will not mold like a corncob or walnut media.
Chemical stripping is a good option when your cabin has had multiple finishes and media blasting isn’t removing the layers of stain. It is time consuming, and the material costs are higher than media blasting; however, chemical stripping allows you to reapply stain and sealer and makes the logs look as good as new.