East Ellijay Cabin Staining is done carefully. After we get the wood surface clean, dry, and smooth, we begin staining. We have a really good routine for staining that includes masking off with tape and plastic everything that we don't want stained. This key step is critical to getting the finished look you can expect from Bear Creek Restoration.
Next, we spray on the finish with an airless sprayer, and then brush the stain in by hand. This greatly speeds up the process compared to applying only with a brush, yet gives you a durable stain job by pushing the stain into the wood fibers.
We also do interior staining of wood trim, Tongue and Groove paneling, and other wood objects. Whether you are a homeowner or a builder, our water-based stains and sealers allow us to give you an even, finished appearance with a minimum of disruption in your schedule.
Our log home restoration contractors take great care to protect everything that isn't supposed to get stained. This includes windows, doorknobs, thresholds, plants, rockwork, cars, and ornaments. Make sure everything is covered or moved inside before you let anyone work on your log home, even if they are only brushing. It's very easy to drip stain from a brush when applying the right amount.
What Is Staining?
It may seem obvious, but staining is very different from painting. Sure we use many of the same tools, but so do framers and trim carpenters. The difference in procedure and quality is obvious.
With staining, every imperfection in the surface becomes magnified after stain is applied. We take a very careful look at each side before we begin staining to make sure we don't' stain over something that should be removed.
We make sure to work with the run of the logs or siding, to make sure we don't get lap marks. We also make sure to apply the proper number of coats, even when the surface looks great after only one coat. The purpose of multiple coats is to build protection up to a sustainable level, not just to look good for a year and then fail.