Like skip-peeled , draw-knifed logs use a special hand held draw-knife to peel and facet the log surface. However, unlike hand-peeled logs, most all the bark and cambium are removed.
Because a draw-knife log is faceted, somewhat like a diamond, multiple surface areas are created with small ridges at their borders. It is at these ridge areas, which form the edge of the facet plane, where the beginning process of stain breakdown usually occurs. Additionally, the faceted surfaces reveal different wood grain orientations as well as being situated at varying angles and uneven exposures to sunlight and general weather conditions. Such variations on the wood surface directly correlate to variations of wear patterns of a wood stain.
Once again, assuming it's a new log home, it is recommended to clean it first followed with a fresh water rinse. Once dry, apply 1 coat of WeatherSeal™ Natural Wood Finish to protect the logs as they weather and lose moisture. After seasoning, (1 to 2 years), clean the logs once again followed with a light pressure-rinse of the surface. Follow up with 2 brush coats of WeatherSeal�.