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The outer walls in a log cabin are solid logs. I had a slight leakage problem through fittings between some of them which left brown stains on the logs. The leakage problem is long gone but the stains remain. Any idea how I can remove them? If I paint over them would the stains eventually seep through?

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Had a similar problem with building a 10" round log home, some of the logs got wet. We tried everything including sandblasting to remove it.

The only solution we found was 40 grit sandpaper on a random orbital sander to really rough it up and remove 1/16" to 1/32" of wood before we switched to 120 and 200 grit to smooth it back out. Matching the stain might be tough though.

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You could try Thompsons wood stripper/stain remover.You may have to do the whole wall or put a dark stain on all it to get it to all match.

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