|Lifeline Ultra-7||W||300-400||1||40° to 90° F|
|LifeTime||W||160||1||Above 32° F|
|NatureBlend Deck||S||Up to 300||1||50° to 80° F|
|NatureColor Base||S||150-300||2 Base + 1 Recoater||50° to 90° F|
|Outlast Q8 Log Oil||W||150-175||1 flood coat||Above 50° F|
|ProLuxe DEK Finish||S||200-350||1-3||50° to 95° F|
|ProLuxe SRD RE||S||100-300||1||50° to 95° F|
|Sansin DEC||W||100-200||2||60° to 80° F|
|Sansin SDF | SDF Topcoat||W||265 | 330||1-2||50° to 85° F|
|Sansin Wood Sealer | Gary Gray Wood Sealer||W||100-200||1 flood coat over bare wood||45° to 77° F|
|Transformation Siding & Trim||SW||150-350||2||40° to 90° F|
|WeatherSeal||S||200-250||2||55° to 95° F|
|WR-5||S||200-400||1-3||50° to 95° F|
|X-100 Deck Stain||SW||100-200||1-2||Above 50° F|
|*Coverage: Rate based on average sq. ft. per gallon (depending on porosity of wood surface).
S = SOLVENT W = WATER SW = Water or Solvent (Depends on Elapsed Time)
|Note: All finishes that are sprayed on need to be back brushed for proper surface penetration. Sashco finishes, Q8 Log Oil, and WeatherSeal are freeze-thaw stable.|
Notes on Decks & Deck Stains
Most log home finishes are too soft for use as a deck stain. Use a finish rated for decks.
Clear finishes are more prone to UV damage and have shorter lifespans than pigmented finishes on decks and log walls.
For matching the house stain to the deck consider LifeTime, Sansin, Sikkens (ProLuxe), Transformation, WeatherSeal, WR-5, or X-100 Deck.
Inspect areas where the deck meets the log walls. This area can be a problem area for wood rot. Water runs down the deck to the log wall. Flashing will solve this problem where the deck meets the wall.
Pressure treated or green treated decks can be stained, but wait 3 months to 1 year. This allows the wood to dry and the green color to fade. This will give a more true color to the stain that you purchased.