Lovitt's Coatings Log Home Blog

Welcome to Lovitt's Coatings online blog!  We will discuss our products and how they can be used to achieve spectacular results with any wood or masonry project, may it be a log home restoration, a cedar siding staining project, or preservation and protection of concrete and masonry surfaces. 

We have the finest wood cleaning, restoration, and finishing products available, our specialty log home contractors are fiercely loyal to our brand, and we are committed to providing the highest quality ingredients and smart chemistry to our customers.

 Previously only sold to licensed, professional contractors, Lovitt's is now available to the general public.

Log Homes; A Special Breed

Posted by Michael Whalen on 3/7/2018 to Log Home Maintenance
Log homes are a special breed, anyone who owns one will tell you that!  Why do people choose to live in a home that defies traditional modern home building?  The answer is simple:  Log homes provide a natural environment that can take the breathe away from anyone, especially a first time visitor to a modern log home design.  But no one talks about the maintenance of these "works of art", the protective coatings that will be needed to make these structures their best, not just when they are new but for the life of the log home.

7 Steps For Winter Log Home Care

Posted by Administrator on 12/9/2013 to Log Home Maintenance
7 Steps For Winter Log Home Care
Winter is nipping at our heels, it is the time of year for festive celebrations and.....wait! Is your log home ready for winter? Ice, freezing rain, cold northern winds, and lots of snow; not sure if you are ready? Don't panic, all you have to do is follow this great log home winter checklist put together for all of us by the knowledgeable guys at www.LogStains.com these guys not only sell the top rated log home stains & maintenance products at great prices, they also genuinely care about log homes.

How To Choose A Stain For Your Log Home

Posted by Michael Whalen on 4/30/2013 to New Log Home Finishing
When choosing a wood stain for your log home, you have to rise above the expensive marketing and competitive tactics used by most manufacturers to sway you into purchasing their products. Think of your goals for your log home stain, do you want something that makes it look shiny, or flat? Do you want the grain of the wood to accentuate, or do you want a color over your logs? What is the long term maintenance procedures of the stain you choose? These are all concerns that you must ask yourself before you commit to a stain.

What Causes Log Home Rot?

Posted by Mike Whalen on 2/13/2013 to Log Home Restoration
There are many factors that contribute to rot in log homes. Some are easily avoidable, other causes of rot are not so easy to defend against. In this article, I will talk about the things you can do to minimize the chances of the logs in your log home developing rot.

What, When, and How Should I Apply Wood Protecting Borates To My Log Home?

Posted by Michael Whalen on 9/5/2012 to Applying Borates
With all the confusing rhetoric out there about BORATES and how they protect wood from fungi and wood destroying insects, it's hard to determine the right products and methods of application, HELP!

How to Finish Your New Log Home: Timing is everything!

Posted by Administrator on 6/22/2012 to New Log Home Finishing
When considering finishing your new log home, you can save money and avoid expensive pitfalls by timing the interior and exterior finishing right.

 New Log Home Finishing
 Log Home Restoration
 Log Home Maintenance
 Applying Borates
 Concrete Sealing

 Log Homes; A Special Breed
 7 Steps For Winter Log Home Care
 How To Choose A Stain For Your Log Home

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