Log End Seal by Perma-Chink protects exposed log ends from deterioration from the elements. Log End Seal is a clear finish that helps to keep water from penetrating into the log ends and provides a durable layer of protection against sun, wind, and weather damage. Even if the log ends are coated with quality stain, the exposed grain of the wood acts like small straws drawing water into the log. This gives rot and decay an opportunity to start. If left unprotected, log or log corner replacement may eventually be required.
To apply, thoroughly sand all exposed log ends, taking care not to leave heavy sanding marks or gouges. Apply any Lifeline™ brand exterior stain to the entire home, including the log ends. When the Lifeline stain has dried, apply one coat of Log End Seal with a brush, pad or trowel taking care to completely cover the exposed log end. Try to avoid leaving brush marks or uncoated areas on the ends. Wipe off any excess that may have worked its way onto the sides of the logs. Let the Log End Seal dry and finish with a Lifeline topcoat over the entire home. Wash equipment and brushes with soap and warm water. Dried Log End Seal may be removed with alcohol.
Log End Seal is a product unique to Perma-Chink Systems. Although Log End Seal is a fairly simple and easy product to use there are some tips that can help you avoid problems especially in the fall when cooler temperatures slow down the curing process. The most important thing about applying Log End Seal is that it needs to go on in one thin coat. In order to attain a thin coat the log ends need to be sanded fairly smooth. If they are not smooth the rough surface texture will prevent a thin coat application and the thicker the film, the longer it will take to cure. One of the characteristics of Log End Seal is that it stays white until it is fully cured and if it gets wet during the curing process the white color can last for several weeks. If Log End Seal is applied in a thick coat and gets wet it may take several months for it to become completely clear and transparent. This is the most frequent cause of complaint from our customers. Eventually it will cure and become clear but in the meantime the log ends on your home will have a white haze.
Choosing the right application tool can help prevent applying too thick a film. Rather than using a standard paintbrush, a paint pad or sponge brush works well. Since Log End Seal is thick and viscous, some people prefer to apply Log End Seal with a wide blade trowel. Any of these tools will work as long as the Log End Seal is applied in a thin coat. When applied correctly one gallon of Log End Seal goes a long way. One gallon covers 30 to 40 square feet which equates to 100 eight inch diameter log ends or 180 six inch diameter log ends.
Application Temp: 40 - 90 F. (Do not let product freeze).
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