LOG-PRO uses many methods to clean log surfaces: Power Washing, Cob-Gritting, New Age Blasting media crushed glass. Our power washing equipment is state of the art and able to generate cold and hot water low, and high pressures with a chemical injection system.
Cob Grit Cleaning: LOG-PRO leads the way in cob-grit cleaning. We have been using this method to clean log homes since 1997 and are leading the log home industry into a new era of strip, cleaning, and removal of paint in the most environmentally safe way. Totally biodegradable and no waiting around for your home to dry out. There are no leaks or flooding in your home and Cob-grit cleaning can be recycled to use again.
Cob-grit cleaning is less abrasive than sand and can be used around gardens or plants and windows.
New Age Blast Media is glass cutlets made from recycled glass bottles. Crushed glass is not biodegradable and is very difficult to recycle on a job site. It has to be discarded at a disposal site; your trash man will not pick it up because of the silicon properties. That being said: it works well on Logs removing sun damaged fibers, lightly covered or faded stains. It’s a slower process and we find that more is needed on projects because of the fact it’s smaller and non-recyclable making it more costly.
We recommend Media Blasting if:
- You want to save time between removing the old finish and applying the new one.
- Your home is on or near lakes, oceans, or rivers and bay, where run-off can potentially pollute.
- You have concerns about chemicals harming plants, animals or family members.