Finish Application

By: Northwood  09-12-2011

We take the extra time to do it right.
After sanding we apply all new materials according to the manufactures specification.
“It is important to note all finish manufactures recommend proper wood preparation before finish application. and they commonly specify sanding grits i.e.; 50 60 100”

"Proper wood preparation, allows stain pigmentation “to fully penetrate”, maximizing performance, Increasing durability and aesthetics."

All finishes are applied with hand brushing. 
Small pump tanks are sometimes used when spraying followed by back-brushing. We pay special attention to areas that are prone to weathering like southern walls, log ends, checks & cracks and we always take the extra time applying more finish to these troubled spots. Its all about a quality finished product.
Interior walls are always hand sanded between coats to insure a even uniform smooth coating this allows for extremely good dusting and scrubbing of your log walls. This also allows us to do detail chinking of small cracks and checks the smooth wood enables us to remove overlapping chinking and totally seal cracks. See: 
We only use high quality low VOC finishes.
All the products we use are high quality, environmentally friendly and from reputable company's that we have dealt with for years. We only use quality products that have proven themselves over time.    

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Log Home Chinking

Northwood offers a variety of chinking options for interior and exterior log walls, sealing of small checks and cracks and other uses to improve the performance and look of your home. Cracks & Checks If you choose not to see or feel the cracks and checks, the chinking can be matched in color and trawled in to place with no mess on the log surface.


Log Refinishing Methods

With great care and attention to detail, homes are taken through several steps of sanding and the results are incomparable to any other form of wood home finishing method. ControlManual sanding gives us control over "depth of wood removal" this means we can literally remove anything on the wood surface in a precise controlled manner.


Log Refinishing Exterior

We have restored homes across Canada and in some of the harshest regions in the Northwest Territories. Northwood knows what it really takes to increase energy efficiency, value and life expectancy. Our Exterior Restoration Services Offer Many Advantages.