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Application Guides and Temperatures

Stains & Finishes

Download the full Application Guide for Stains & Finishes here


Download the full Application Guide for Sealants here.

Application Temperatures for Perma-Chink System products

Most of our labels list the recommended temperature range for the application of the product, but there are always situations when you may need to know a bit more detail about application temperatures in order to schedule or complete a job. This is a high-level recommendation for application temperatures. For more in-depth information, it's recommended you please read the Application Temperatures article. In some cases, there are steps that can be taken to help cope with extreme hot or cold temperatures. Just remember that we are concerned with surface temperatures, not air temperatures. It is the temperature of the logs that must be considered, not the temperature on the thermometer hanging on the porch.

Finish Removers

Recommended Range

StripIt® 40°F – 90°F

S-100™ 50°F – 90°F

Cleaners & Brighteners

Recommended Range

Log Wash™ 40°F – 90°F (not stated on label)

Cedar Wash™ 40°F – 90°F (not stated on label)

Wood ReNew™ 50°F – 90°F (not stated on label)

Oxcon™ 50°F – 90°F (not stated on label)

Lifeline™ Exterior Finishes

Recommended Range

All Lifeline stains 40°F – 90°F

Lifeline Advance 40°F – 90°F

Log End Seal 40°F – 90°F (not stated on label)


Recommended Range

Perma-Chink® Above 40°F

Energy Seal™ Above 40°F

Woodsman™ 40°F – 120°F

Check Mate 2® 40°F – 90°F (not stated on label)

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