I’ve been contacted by an old lady who is building a log home for help. The house is located in Arkansas.
Her logs (12 inch rounds) were left completely exposed for 10 months while her contractor slowly built the home. He finally got to dry-in this winter and turned on propane heaters.
The logs immediately turned black with mold.
The contractor has told her that he’s applied a “BRAND NEW” EPA Approved mildecide for interior use. He told her it’s so nontoxic that you could lick the stuff but it kills the mold. It is not bleach.
He says that he has applied oil to the interior logs twice to displace the water in the logs.
He is now sanding and intends on applying a waterbased stain and top coat.
Are you aware of a newly approved interior mildecide?
Will oil displace water in logs?
Can you apply waterbased stain and top coat on top of a log that has been oiled?
I’m thinking he’s telling some whoppers to this old lady.