This is a difficult question as knowing which log cabin treatment is best can depend on the type of finish required, appearance, budget, log cabin condition,
location and more.
For a clear finish, Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment is the perfect choice for new or bare wood log cabins. It's made from a blend of oils, waxes and resins that provide a durable and extremely weather resistant finish. This product provides an extra layer of protection for previously preserved or pressure treated timbers. For bare timbers, we recommend first treating with Barrettine Mould and Mildew Cleaner to remove any biological growth, then treating wood with Barrettine Premier Universal Preservative to help protect against mould, algae growth and wood boring insects. The log cabin can then be finished with a clear exterior wood oil such as Barrettine Log Cabin Treatment.
If a coloured finish is preferred, consider Holzol Weather Oil. This product is available in a range of attractive colours and provides excellent protection against the elements. For more natural wood tone colours, consider Manns Premier UV Decking Oil or Barrettine Decking Oil.
Log cabins in exposed environments and that are subjected to extreme weathering can be first treated with Cuprinol 5 Star Complete Wood Treatment (WB) then coated with Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus followed by Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus.