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Media Blasting and Stripping

Preparation is key to the quality of a finished product. Media blasting and stripping removes old stain, opens the grain of your home’s logs and prepares the surface for a fresh coat of stain. It combines compressed air with corncob or glass beads for a dry and efficient log-stripping process.

Dry logs are healthy logs.

Despite its name, blasting is not harmful to your log home, in fact it is much safer, and better for the environment, than chemical stripping. Our experience has proven that dry logs are healthy logs, so our stripping process utilizes only compressed air and the media material we feel is best for your project. Chink and caulking is removed prior to the blasting process to ensure thorough preparation and any necessary pest treatment, such as Borate, is applied after blasting is completed.

After stripping, we use the Osborn Brush™ to buff the surface of your log home. These “Ozzies” are a specialty tool designed to carefully remove wood fibers, leaving the surface smooth and porous to expertly prep the log cabin’s surface for the application of a fresh stain.

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From start to finish, Ryan and his men were professional in every sense of the word. Hard working, knowledgable, friendly, respectful of our home and surrounding gardens. Just an easy group to work with. We couldn’t be happier with the job they did and highly recommend them. Our home looks fabulous and the chinking of the logs has had a positive impact on our heating bill.
Ted and Anne Castle - Charlotte, VT

Ryan and his entire High Country Restoration team were wonderful! He worked closely with us to solve a number of complex problems and to develop a suitable repair timeframe. The entire work team was not only highly skilled, but friendly and well mannered. There were no unanswered questions and Ryan made great suggestions. We could not be happier with how our home looks and we know it is structurally sound.
Carol and Tim Merrihew - Tupper Lake, NY

We couldn't believe the transformation of our old log home in Vermont after High Country Restoration completed the job....our home turned from old to new like it was just built.
Francis and Marilyn - VT

The cabin was black with age. We hired HCR based upon your expertise and were thrilled with the results. The cabin looks like it was built last week not years ago.
Nancy and Les - VT


High Country Restoration did a superb job restoring my Connecticut log home to pristine condition. They repaired the chinking throughout the house and applied a rich honey colored stain which made our 20 year old home look like new.
B. P., CT

This spring we had High Country Restoration blast, treat, stain and caulk our log home in Central Vermont. Built in 1986 with logs cut from the property, the home had great character with knots and cambium, but after thirty years of sun and rain the logs needed help. There were places where we could see daylight between the logs, and others with bad sun bleaching. In other areas the logs were stained different colors. Ryan McDonald and his crew came when scheduled, and in two short weeks the job was done. There were never any delays, and when they were done, the detritus was quickly cleaned up. The final result was spectacular as evidenced by the compliments of everyone who everyone who comes up the driveway. For anyone who wants to restore their log home that needs to its original beauty, I highly recommend that they get in touch with High Country Restoration. You will not be disappointed.
Dan - Central Vermont

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