I have done a lot of research on building a log home and the only thing holding me back from building right now is that a lot of people tell me that the maintenance is not worth the bother. I was told you need to stain log homes every three to five years and spraying on the stain does not work as well as a brush application.
1. Is it possible to do a good stain job with a good sprayer?
2. How much does it cost (per square foot) to have a home stained by a pro.
3. How often do you stain?
Any candid comments on the Pros and Cons of log home ownership would be appreciated.