How-To Tips


How-To Tips

 

Stains and Finishes

How to apply Lifeline™ exterior finishes pdf small

How to apply Lifeline™ interior finishes pdf small

How to apply Lifeline™ stain over existing finishes pdf small

Lifeline™ Interior color coats and clear topcoats pdf small

Lifeline™ Advance topcoat, Gloss or Satin finish? pdf small

Role of Lifeline Advance™ clear topcoat pdf small

Importance of mixing and boxing Lifeline™ finishes pdf small

Properly mixing Lifeline Advance™ (Satin) clear topcoat pdf small

Prelude™ wood surface sealer and primer pdf small

Additives for Lifeline™ finishes pdf small

Importance of UV Boost™ pdf small

How to apply Log End Seal™ pdf small

How to calculate square footage for wood stain application pdf small

Why we recommend water based finishes (water vs oil) pdf small

Why wood homes need pigmented (color) finishes? pdf small

Recommended airless sprayer tip size pdf small

Finishing hardwood floors pdf small

Applying Sure Shine™ clear finish pdf small

Applying products in hot weather pdf small

Application temperature range pdf small

Maintenance stain and finish coats for log homes pdf small

Dynamics of weathering log home finishes pdf small

Applying a finish to gray oxidized wood pdf small

Sealers, stains and topcoats explained pdf small

Importance of back-brushing when applying stains and finishes pdf small

Importance of using a quality stain brush pdf small

Explanation of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) pdf small

What is a breathable film forming finish pdf small

Penetration of wood finishes explained pdf small

Effects of pH on wood surfaces pdf small

Moisture content of wood explained pdf small

How moisture meters work pdf small

Should topcoats "bead" water? pdf small

Removing dried finishes from unwanted surfaces pdf small

Coating wood shakes and shingles pdf small 

Deck Handrail Maintenance pdf small

Wood Preservatives

How do borates work on wood? pdf small

How to best apply borates pdf small

Washing and staining after borate treatment pdf small

Storing borate solutions pdf small

Preventing mold growth on bare wood pdf small

Freeze-Thaw stability pdf small

Wood Restoration

How to use Wood Renew™ and Log Wash™ cleaners pdf small

How to Use M-Balm™ and E-Wood pdf small

Cedar Wash™ for cleaning pdf small

Oxcon™ oxalic acid to brighten your wood pdf small

Cleaning guidelines pdf small

How to remove existing wood finishes pdf small

Finish removers-airless sprayer set up pdf small

Media blasting vs pressure washing pdf small

Pressure washing facts pdf small

Sanding tips pdf small

Osborn™ brush uses pdf small

Avoid using steel wool and wire brush pdf small

How to calculate square footage pdf small

Moisture content of wood explained pdf small

How moisture meters work pdf small

Mold and mildew pdf small

Preventing mold growth on bare wood pdf small

Consequences of using chlorine bleach pdf small

Effects of pH on bare wood surfaces pdf small

Inspecting your log home pdf small

Inspecting check list pdf small

Landscaping tips for log home owners pdf small

How to repair log damage pdf small

Wood decay pdf small

Applying a finish to gray oxidized wood pdf small

Mill glaze and effects on wood finishes pdf small

Spot cleaning and stripping pdf small

Blue stain in wood pdf small

Water stains in wood pdf small

Flavonaoids in wood pdf small

Resin bleed in wood pdf small

Avoiding metallic contamination pdf small

Application temperatures range pdf small

Applying products in hot weather pdf small

Freeze-Thaw stability pdf small

Industry Wood Terms pdf small

Chinking and Sealants

How to apply Energy Seal™ and Woodsman pdf small

Backing materials for log home sealants pdf small

Chink Paint® vs chinking pdf small

Chink Paint® pdf small

Check-Mate™ 2 colors while curing pdf small

How to seal checks on face of logs pdf small

Calculating linear feet of log home chinking and sealants pdf small

Curing and drying times pdf small

Removing old caulk pdf small

Protecting uncured chinking pdf small

Thermal efficiency of chink joints pdf small

Energy audit pdf small

Finding air leaks pdf small

Application temperatures range pdf small

Applying products in hot weather pdf small

Freeze-Thaw stability pdf small

Log Cap How to Seal-Step by Step Guide pdf small

Bulk loading guns pdf small

Pests

Pest proofing your home pdf small

Carpenter ants pdf small

Carpenter bees pdf small

Wood boring beetles pdf small

Woodpeckers pdf small

Ladybugs and boxelder pdf small

Parasitic wasps pdf small

Wildlife damage pdf small

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