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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone had some guidance for estimating costs of staining the exterior of a log home and for the interior of the log home seperately. From what I have read, it appears that the cost per square for staining log homes is significantly higher . Can anyone provide some guidance numbers for estimating jobs?

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log homes

I just did one(Exteior Only) using woodduck super deck, color "deep forest" (like a walnut color) with sikkens cedar srd 077 on overhang and 2 porch ceilings. It ran 8500 for 2 coats. Size was 1200 sq.ft. heated space. I brushed the logs themselves and sprayed the t and g. Took 240 manhours including travel time because of slightly out of town. Hope this helps.They will fool you. You can't just blow em out like a T-111 sided house. Mopaint
 

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Ha! I'll go with that ! Be prepared to use more product..
and more time for the massage...
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Log homes

Thanks for the help... I had seen where the cost was around 6/sqft of living space. However there is a tremendous amount of time spent of prepping the log home with washing, bleaching or prepping, insect treatment with borates prior, and caulking (a lot of caulking). Additionally, I am using a water-based stain (2 coats) and a gloss sealer (additional 2 coats) .. I don't think even 6/sq ft is really ample enough to cover the time spent here.

When you did the log home with sikkens, did you think your bid was comparable to a typical paint cost in the hourly rate you were making or did you bid based on a per hour charge?

Thanks,
 
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