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Author Topic: a couple questions about sealing logs  (Read 719 times)

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Offline sawyer2015

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a couple questions about sealing logs
« on: February 02, 2015, 07:10:22 PM »
Ok so am I supposed to use a different kind of sealer for different species? or can I just spray paint the end of all logs with cheap black spray paint. give me some suggestions...thanks
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Re: a couple questions about sealing logs
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 08:06:21 PM »
By starting a new thread, can't tell from where you got the idea of a different sealer for different species.
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One sealer.. Anchorseal

Use for all species if you want to impede some end checking. It isn't essential to end seal logs. Just sometimes prudent depending on what you are looking for out of the logs.

Paint will obscure the end grain when sawing the logs. Not recommended but may do in a pinch.
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Re: a couple questions about sealing logs
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 08:21:48 PM »
ok I don't have anchorseal now so I put some clear poly on the ends. sometimes my questions sound dumb but ask them because I am curious and want to learn. thanks for the advice.
mj

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Re: a couple questions about sealing logs
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 08:46:50 PM »
Paint is not worthless as a end sealer for logs, just close.  Invest in some anchorseal.  Poly might be better than paint, but anchorseal is cheaper than poly and much, much better. 
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Re: a couple questions about sealing logs
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 08:55:13 PM »
definitely will do
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Re: a couple questions about sealing logs
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 09:39:04 PM »
Anchorseal is number one in my book, I won't cut the end off a log unless the paint brush is next to the chainsaw.
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