Log cabins are very appealing to the eye and they make very good hideaways at any given time. There are actually people who would rather have a log home compared to other home options. When you buy your log cabin from your selected manufacturer, however, it is important to ensure that you know exactly how to clean and maintain it so that it looks just as good as years go by.
A good manufacturer will be in a position to guide you with the cleaning depending on the wood used to make your cabin and other factors. But there are general cleaning and maintenance tips you can use to keep your cabin looking as good as new at all times.
Clean dirty logs using water, bleach, and a small amount of detergent. But considering that bleach can destroy wood cellulose when left on for too long, ensure that the cleaning is very quick. You must also rinse after and rinse again just to be sure.
When buying wood solutions to clean the logs, check for calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite, and sodium percarbonate as they are bleached and can leave your wood looking faded and washed out. Most solutions in the market however have buffers and surfactants which aid fast wetting, easy rinsing, and reduce wood damage. Choose only high-quality products to keep your wood protected.
To minimize streaks that can be difficult to remove when spraying bleach on logs, ensure your spray your walls starting from the bottom going up.