Outdoor Log Furniture Finishes
We recommend that you use a quality penetrating oil finish that
has UV inhibitors.
Should any graying occur, you can wash with warm soapy bleach
water. Manufacturer’s suggested solution is:
- 1 gallon
water to 1 cup bleach
- Add a squeeze
of dish soap
penetrating oil finish as needed
If you have any further questions about exterior finishes on
Lakeland Mills log furniture - contact our customer service department. We are
located in Eastern Standard Time.
- Monday -
Thursday 8am to 5pm
- Friday 8
am to Noon
Service: (800) 427-5136
Indoor Log Furniture Finishes
Your new log furniture from
Lakeland mills can be stained or left natural. To prolong the life of the furniture,
we do suggest staining or a high quality wood preservative. You don’t have to
wait to apply a finish to the furniture. Its ready to become whatever you want
it to be upon arrival.
Choosing a Finish
Wood stain products come in
many colors. Most local paint counters will have a sample board of stain on
different woods available. Still, we recommend that you test any stain in an
inconspicuous spot on your new log furniture before you begin. Dye lots and
actual wood grain create different effects you might not see at the paint
How to Prepare your
Preparation is crucial when
using stains on wood furniture. It is important that wood is dry and clean when
it is stained.
your furniture with a palm sander or by hand with 150 grit or finer
sure to sand with the grain of the wood.
dust with a lint free cloth or a clean paint brush.
that the tapered ends of the furniture are rougher and may require more
sure to cover all surrounding surfaces or items before applying wood
stains. Note the word stain!
sure you have adequate ventilation.
apply stain to furniture when temperature is at label recommended levels.
Applying a Finish
For best results, you will
want to approach this project in the same manner as a fine furniture maker. You
will want to have the same finish appear on all moving parts. Always separate
parts of the furniture from the whole. For example - remove any dresser drawers
and removable shelves.
Apply finish as directed on manufacturer’s label.
A clear coat may be added
after stain has dried. Clear coats are available in flat, luster, semi gloss
and high gloss surfaces – so be sure to consult details on the label. This
enables you to get the right surface effect to suit your taste and preserve
your log furniture according to your personal use demands for each individual