CPR™ - Wood Cleaner & Brightener
CPR® Log Cleaner and Brightener brings your logs and wood back to life.
CPR cleans and brightens bare logs and wood, and restores luster and vibrancy when used for routine log home maintenance. It’s a gentle log and wood home cleaner whose oxygenated bleach formula won’t weaken wood fibers. It effectively kills mold, mildew and fungus, while also removing dirt, dust, pollen and other surface contaminants. Use CPR in conjunction with power washing or media blasting to perfectly prepare wood surfaces before staining, or apply with a pump sprayer and rinse with a hose for routine maintenance.
CPR Log Cleaner and Brightener benefits include:
- Oxygenated bleach formula is gentle yet effective
- Powder form is easy to transport – no spills along the way
- Easy to mix and apply
- Environmentally friendly – won’t harm plant life
- Safe to use around pets and kids
One half-gallon container will mix to make 4 gallons of solution
400-600 sq. ft. per mixed half-gallon container (100 to 150 sq. ft. per mixed gallon)
One half-gallon container will mix to make 8 gallons of solution
800-1200 sq. ft. per mixed half-gallon container (200-300 sq. ft. per mixed gallon)
Where to use:
CPR Log Cleaner and Brightener is an excellent cleaner and brightener for most log and wood surfaces.
Where not to use:
Due to discoloration, do not use CPR on high-tannin woods, like Redwood. Always test in an inconspicuous area first.
Download Informational PDFs:
Keeping the Dream Alive -Sashco’s Complete Guide to Log and Wood Home Finishing and Maintenance
Restoring the Dream – Sashco’s Guide to Log Home Restoration
CPR Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get rid of mold/mildew on the surface of my wood?
Try these methods first:
1) Apply CPR in the brightener strength (4 parts water to 1 part CPR). Apply according to directions. Thoroughly rinse.
2) Or, apply fresh bleach in a 4 parts water to 1 part bleach solution. Allow to sit no more than 10 minutes, then thoroughly rinse.
If those don’t work, chat with us or call us. There may be other issues at play that need to be considered.
In all cases where mold/mildew is a problem, be sure to use an extra mildewcide in any future coats of stain. We recommend Stay Clean I/E.
How do I maintain my chinking and caulking?
When installed properly according to directions, chinking and caulking don’t take much in the way of maintenance. It is always good practice to check for any loss of adhesion or center tearing so that you can repair it immediately, preventing any water and insect infiltration in those areas. You may also want to periodically clean the surface for appearance’s sake. You can clean your chinking and caulking lines with soap and water. Stubborn areas can be scrubbed with a nylon brush and water.
How should I prep my home that already has stain on it?
That will depend on what is on there and what condition it’s in. A light pressure wash may be all that’s needed if everything is in good shape. If there are significant areas of peeling stain, bare and/or gray wood, etc., a vigorous power wash or media blast will be needed.
Contact Customer Service at 1-800-767-5656 to discuss the particulars of your situation. Be sure to click here to download a copy of our booklet called “Keeping the Dream Alive” that goes through the steps of finishing a log or wood home from beginning to end.
My crib looks good, except on one side it looks weathered. I like the weathered look on my home, but someone told me it was rotting.
That “weathered” look – gray and/or yellowed wood – is really the erosion of the wood. Freshly-cut, debarked wood is white to very light yellow in color. As wood starts to weather, its color shifts from a deep golden color, to gray, and can then become almost black in color in the latest stages of weathering. The wood surface is deteriorating due to UV radiation, oxidation, and water damage. Actual wood fibers are weakening and detaching from the main body of the log. It is best to remove all of this weathered wood and then re-stain. Otherwise, several major problems are likely to occur