I will go on record as admitting that I was wrong. I did not want to stain the logs. Yes, I understand that they need some protection from the elements. Yes, I understand that they were weathering gray. THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS BABY LOGS! Leave 'em alone, I said.
The Hubs didn't listen. But, he was right.
We are using a semi-transparent stain and the unique character of each log is still very apparent. The color is a gorgeous light chocolate. I was wrong. It is BEAUTIFUL!
F-I-L Jim lovingly brushes on the stain
The Hubs and The Boy are on the other side of the house using the sprayer. The race is on!
The darker logs now show off the light stones of the chimney even better!
A close up of the raw logs and the newly stained logs
We are now at-home-in-brown-logs!