QUESTION: We just put our log home on the market, and have had 2 prospective buyers ask about the "siding". The builder originally treated the pine D- logs with Australian Timber Oil, and the south and east sides have darkened considerably. On some logs, the larger knots have remained yellow and stand out from the dark brown. These seem to be what the concern is about. Can you provide a good answer in response to this concern? I had assumed it is residual sap/resin that did not take the treatment the same, and it is not a sign of damage. Thank you for your attention on this matter. SM
ANSWER: It is called resin bleed. There is nothing you can really do to stop it. There are several things that can cause it. From harvest of the log to staining too early before the logs are completely dried.
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