Wood protection for your new log house

Suitable wood protection is essential for a long service life. If you order a log house kit from us, the timber is completely untreated and must be treated accordingly by the builder. Here, of course, the builder has the choice of which wood protection and which colors he wants to use for his new log home.

What do you use to treat the logs?

With regard to wood protection and color design, we recommend HK-Lasur from Remmers for exterior treatment.

This is wood protection and color design in one product, available in different shades. I would not recommend clear stains, as these are usually not UV-resistant and the wood will turn gray over time. If you want to retain the natural spruce wood color, it is better to use “pine” (has a slight red tint) or even better “light oak”. These are UV-resistant and come very close to the natural wood color. You can now get Remmers paints in any good DIY store, e.g. Hornbach. It is also best to brush (not spray) the stain, as this allows the wood protection to be massaged into the wood and the material to penetrate deeper into the wood.

Depending on the weather, the paint should be renewed every 3-5 years, sanding or similar is not necessary. If it no longer looks nice, simply brush the new coat over it.

For interiors, you can (but do not have to) use the Living Space Glaze or the All-Purpose Glaze, also from Remmers. It’s basically just a matter of not immediately seeing every fingerprint on the wood.

Can you also use varnish or thick-film glaze?

No! No way!
Under no circumstances should you use a varnish or a thick-layer glaze, as otherwise the moisture (residual moisture in the log) cannot escape. Varnishes, thick-layered all-weather glazes, “Swedish paints” etc. are often recommended by various experts, but these are not experts for log cabins! These materials are only used for completely dry wood. Not with logs!

Painting the wood before assembly....

… can be done if you assemble the house yourself and have plenty of time. But it is absolutely not necessary. It is perfectly sufficient to paint the house once it has been assembled. With a thin layer of glaze, the wood preservative penetrates deep enough into the wood, wherever the weather can get to it.