Log Home Media Blasting


Media blasting makes removing stain from log and wood structures easier and faster than ever. Because it uses only dry media, no water is forced into the wood. Dry time is eliminated and stains, chinking and caulking can be applied immediately afterwards.

What is the best media for blasting log homes?

Log Building Maintenance and Restoration works with both crushed glass and corn cob media, both of which are environmentally-friendly and gentle on wood.

Choosing the right media for blasting your log home is crucial for the outcome you desire. Different media can significantly affect the wood's surface texture and how well new finishes adhere to the structure. By using environmentally-friendly options like crushed glass and corn cob, Log Building Maintenance and Restoration ensures a balance between effective stain removal and preserving the integrity of your wood. Understanding the properties of each media type will help in making an informed decision that aligns with your restoration goals and the specific needs of your log home.

Crushed Glass

Most of our clients prefer using crushed glass media blasting. Crushed glass media works like millions of tiny surgical steel blades, making precise and quick work of removing both fresh and old coatings and stains, as well as UV-damaged wood. It leaves the healthy wood underneath intact and creates a textured surface for improved stain adhesion and longevity.

In addition to its efficiency in removing coatings and stains, crushed glass media is also a non-toxic choice, making it safe for use around homes and in natural environments. When using this method, there is no risk of harmful substances contaminating your property or harming plant life. The recyclability of crushed glass further enhances its appeal as a sustainable choice for log home restoration. Its versatility and effectiveness make it a preferred option for those looking to revitalize their log homes while also prioritizing environmental responsibility and safety.

Corn Cob

For a gentler cleaning method that preserves the natural character of your logs, consider corn cob media blasting. Corn cob media is an all-natural, biodegradable abrasive derived from recycled corn cobs. It's less aggressive than traditional blasting media and won't gouge or damage the soft wood of your logs. Corn cob blasting is effective at removing dirt, mildew, stains, and even light layers of paint without harming the wood underneath. It's also ideal for cleaning delicate carvings and profiled logs.

These products are only recommended for when you are looking to have fresh new look to your home. As mentioned above the media blast will change the surface of your wood to more of a textured look. Because of the time, equipment and materials involved this process is a higher price point than just cleaning.

Contact our log home maintenance professionals today at 800-284-6520