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Woodcare Maintenance: is Your Home in Need?

It’s that time of year again! Let’s talk woodcare maintenance!


A pristine wood home is something to be proud of. Here at Colorful Concepts Painting, we value our customers. Whether they are past, current, or future, our #TrueToTheFinish team stays committed. Which is why we stress the importance of woodcare maintenance and provide you with the information necessary to avoid repairs that could cost thousands of dollars.

Wood homes require regular upkeep and maintenance. The wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity and temperatures. As a result, if left unprotected, coating will chip and crack, putting stress on caulked seams around windows and doors. If the caulk separates and fails to keep out moisture, water can seep in and rot the siding. Even species of wood that have a natural resistance to rot (such as redwood, cypress, or cedar) may decay if not properly protected from the elements.



How to tell if your log home needs wood restoration?

Every year during the spring or summer you or preferably a professional wood restoration company should examine your log home for the following:

  • Rot/Mold: When logs have mold on them or start to rot, there is a point where it may be unsalvageable. A professional wood restoration company should be able to extract the log and replace it with another, then match the stain and finish to the surrounding logs.

  • Fading: A maintenance coat of stain or finish should be applied every 3-5 years, so keep an eye on whether any fading is occurring around both the exterior and interior of your log home.

  • Failing seals/chinking: If you notice your chinking is not staying in place, there is likely moisture behind the chinking, which means it needs to be replaced.

  • Dull/Dirty: When logs appear dull and have lost their shine, or are collecting dirt, fungus or mildew, it’s time for wood restoration!

Whenever someone asks, we recommend these tasks be performed annually or every few years:

  • Annual exterior power washing with detergent

  • Annual exterior inspection of Wood surfaces, caulking, coating

  • Annual exterior inspection for weather, sun or insect damage

  • Regular coating of handrail systems and decks

  • Regular coating of entire exterior


If you don’t already have an annual maintenance program in place, we highly suggest you do so. An annual wash and examination will catch any issues early, and a maintenance coat of finish or stain should be applied every 3-5 years. Luckily, we provide a home maintenance plan that allows you to enjoy your wood home while we ensure it's maintained, year after year, for the life of your home!


Here is what our #TrueToTheFinish Woodcare Maintenance Plan consists of:

  • Initial

  • The first time you request our services, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation and completely clean and coat the exterior of your wood surfaces throughout your home to protect it from the elements.

  • Year 1

  • Power washing of exterior with a wood detergent

  • Evaluation of coating

  • Evaluation of UV light, extreme weather or insect damage to exterior

  • Year 2

  • Power washing of exterior with a wood detergent

  • Evaluation of coating

  • Evaluation of UV light, extreme weather or insect damage to exterior

  • Year 3

  • Recoat entire home

  • Power washing of exterior with a wood detergent

  • Evaluation of coating

  • Evaluation of UV light, extreme weather or insect damage to exterior

  • Year 4

  • Power washing of exterior with a wood detergent

  • Evaluation of coating

  • Evaluation of UV light, extreme weather or insect damage to exterior


We've been helping customers with wood restoration on log homes for 15 years. We know it's important to keep a maintenance schedule up, and we only use the highest quality products in our work.


We suggest scheduling your maintenance plan in advance to ensure you have a spot on the calendar for this upcoming coating season and in the years to come.


Call us today to learn more and schedule your initial inspection!


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