|Forum topic by woodlog||posted 08-02-2013 09:52 AM||875 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-02-2013 09:52 AM
Good morning, I have a question that perhaps somebody could give me an answer or direction.
I built a log siding cabin in Northern Maine, I used a 10” log siding (white pine) 3 1/2” thick. On a 3’ long log I divided the length into 10 different sections and applied Minwax Polyshade (honey) to each section (different # of coats) and then covered it with Hellsman Spar Urethene (again different # of coats) to each section. I put the test log face up on the ground and exposed to the elements (of Northern Main) (snow,ice,sun,rain etc) for 3 years. The test was a sucess, it held very well better than I thought.
I am going to spray the Hellsman Spar Urethene on the siding and the question is: How much thinning (in %) should I do?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks all for your patience.