Time For A Spring Cleaning!
Cleaning Your Home
Over the past years we have discovered many things about cleaning wood. First and foremost is that chlorine bleach should never be used to clean your wood. In addition to its potential for damaging wood fibers, its use and misuse contributes to a number of problems including the loss of film adhesion, discolorations due to tannin extraction, and the formation of iron tannates, streaks, blotches, and premature failures of the finish system.
Landscaping Around Log Homes
Have you ever considered the impact that landscaping can have on the well being and beauty of your log home?

Let’s look at some things around your home that can significantly affect its health.
About Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees are big, black, solitary bees that look similar to bumble bees but have bare, shiny backs, unlike the hairy back of a bumble bee.

Unlike honey bees that reproduce in hives, carpenter bees drill into wood in order to lay their eggs. Their holes are perfectly round and about 1/4 inch in diameter. Although carpenter bees prefer softwoods such as cedar, redwood, or cypress, they happily attack pine and most other species of wood. Even pressure treated wood is not immune from carpenter bee attack.
About Oxcon Wood Cleaner
For many years oxalic acid has been one of the most commonly used products for brightening and preparing wood surfaces for a coat of stain. Why? Prior to the introduction of organic solvent finish removers in the late 1990s, the most popular paint and stain removal products were caustic chemical strippers which contain sodium or potassium hydroxide. They are still sold at most paint stores, and although quite caustic and somewhat hazardous, they have been used for over 100 years and are relatively inexpensive. But things change.
Need Products In a Hurry?
We understand the difficulties in getting home projects done quickly and efficiently. That's why Perma-Chink Systems has offices across the USA to get product to our customers quickly and cost-effectively.

For most of our orders, we ship from the location nearest to you because we know you can't wait a week or two to seal your home before inclement weather sets in.

Our local offices are here to help homeowners get their home project done right and done timely. Drop in, call in, or order online. We're here to help!
Knoxville, TN 
(800) 548-3554 

Petersburg, PA 
(800) 257-4864

Sevierville, TN
(865) 774-3307

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Rice, MN 
(877) 244-6548
Rifle, CO
(800) 433-8781

Stevensville, MT 
(800) 479-7090

Redmond, WA
(800) 548-1231