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Has anyone used Rez stain that you can get at Canadiantire on their logs? The reason Iam asking is cause they have it on sale now and I can get it for 1/3 the price as compared to the stains at log homes sites. People say you can use any stain as long as it doesn’t have any wax in it so that your chinking will stick when you have to do the seams.
 
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I think you would be alright. If you really wanted too, you could double check the can to ensure the same sort of materials are included as better, more expensive stains.

But if they are 1/3 of the cost, jeesh, it means you could use three times as much and still have the same cost as other stains. I doubt a lower quality stain would take 3 coats to be the equivalent of better stains. And either way, stains on a log home have to be reapplied now and then anyway, so what would it really hurt? Down the road when you inevitable have to redo the stain no matter what stain you use, just go with a better one. I know what homebuilding is lie, and during a major construction project, there are tons of things to spend your money upon. Save a little money now, and down the road go for the expensive stuff.

I understand, and good luck.
 
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