We recently received this question: I live on a remote ranch in Northern Colorado and my home is about 2400 sq. ft. It has log siding that has been painted red. I would really like to have a natural wood look and am considering cob blasting. I am going to have to do it myself so as much info or advice I can get will be super helpful! Thanks.
Our response: We do not recommend blasting your log home yourself. We say this meaning no disrespect. While blasting is usually the method of choice to remove old paints and faded stains, it can also be dangerous for the untrained person to tackle by him or herself.
Blasting log homes is a powerful process that if done incorrectly, can leave the logs with a rough surface that then requires sanding before a finish can be applied. We have met with log home owner’s who were disappointed with the results when someone blasted their logs who wasn’t trained in the process.
Many times, people hire us to blast their log homes and then they do the staining themselves. This can be a good option for saving some money.
The prep-work involved in staining log homes is sometimes 75% of the project, so if you hire a professional to blast your home and then do the staining yourself, you will still be able to save some money. Good luck…