The first step when applying Log End Seal is to sand the log ends smooth with a belt or orbital sander or sanding disks. Take care not to leave any deep sanding marks or gouges. Most log homes arrive with the log ends sawn off to the proper length. The sawing may leave a rough surface and when stained the log ends typically end up being much darker than the smooth sides. A log end that has been sanded smooth and then stained will be much closer in color to the log walls.
Applying Log End Seal
Once the log ends are sanded and one of our LIFELINE brand stains applied to the home and allowed to dry, you are ready to put Log End Seal on the exposed ends. Although you can use a short bristled brush to apply Log End Seal we found that a pad applicator works best. Be sure to coat the entire face of each log end avoiding any uncoated spots. Wipe off any excess that may have dripped onto the sides of the logs with a damp rag.
Allow the Log End Seal to dry to the touch and finish the job with one of our Advance clear topcoats over the entire home.
Drying and Curing Time
Although once it cures Log End Seal is clear, it may take a while before it loses its milky appearance, especially in checks and fissures. But the end result will be an appealing, clear sealed surface that will offer the utmost protection to the ends of your logs.
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Did you know that Log End Seal is a product unique to Perma-Chink Systems?