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How do I apply log home chinking and caulking?
The following general steps should always be followed when applying chinking or caulking:

  1. Make sure the moisture content of the logs is appropriate for the product that you are about to apply to the logs – and verify this with a moisture meter.
  2. Make sure the log surfaces are really clean and composed of sound wood.
  3. Always apply the products to be used in the proper weather, with the surface temperature of the logs appropriate for those products.
  4. Apply wood preservatives (such as Sashco’s PeneTreat).
  5. Apply the stain (such as Sashco’s Capture / Cascade or High Sierra).
  6. Apply the backer rod and caulking or chinking (such as Sashco’s Log Builder or Log Jam).