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In this issue read about:

  • Freeze-Thaw Stability
  • Two Great Projects for Winter
  • What is Log Chinking?

dec18

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In this issue read about:

  • Stain or Sealant?
  • What is Back-Brushing?
  • Advance Gloss or Satin?

nov18

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In this issue read about:

  • What Type of Home Does Perma-Chink Work Best?
  • Tools & Tooling Your Log Home Sealants
  • Fall Log Home Maintenance
  • New Color Trends

oct18m

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The answer to this question depends mainly on which sealant is used and how you want your home to look.

Sealant Choice

If you’re using Perma-Chink chinking, we recommend staining your home first with a Lifeline stain of your choice, then seal the log gaps with Perma-Chink, and finish with Lifeline Advance Topcoat. The application of Advance will make the home easier to clean (recommended two times per year).

By Tony Huddleston, VP of Sales and Operationchinkroundlogs

Perma-Chink was designed to eliminate the undesirable results often obtained by using older less successful methods of wood slabs, mud, and cement types of chinking, as basically they did not work well over the long haul. So it became a constant worry or job to re-chink or repair the failing products. Most of the products used did not have any degree of flexibility or they did not adhere to wood that well. The results were cracking cement caused by the stress of the logs shifting or shrinking. The resulting failure often allowed separation between the chinking and the log surface allowing water intrusion, and possibly early wood decay. So as for a particular type of home, yes Perma-Chink is designed for any home that incorporates a specific joint design where it could be employed. For example; the large timber square logs that use a dovetail system as seen throughout the Eastern United States, as well as the large handcrafted round logs from the Western part of the United States. These homes were designed to be chinked from the start.

In this issue read about:

  • Caring for Handrails
  • How to Apply Maintenance Coats
  • How Much Stain Will I Need?
  • How to Pest-Proof Your Home

sep18

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In this issue read about:

  • Dynamics of Weathering
  • Is the Clear Topcoat Really Necessary?
  • Log Checks - To Seal or Not to Seal

aug18

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In this issue read about:

  • Which Performs Better - Gloss or Satin?
  • Applying Lifeline Finishes Over Existing Stains
  • Carpenter Ants Infestation
  • Wood Decay

jun18

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In this issue read about:

  • All About Wood Preservatives
  • Carpenter Bees
  • How to Apply Lifeline Exterior Stain

jun18

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In this issue read about:

  • How does Log Home Finish Removal Work?
  • Restore Your Home Step-by-Step
  • Chink Paint vs. Chinking

may18

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