When you pair an excellent contractor/applicator and very good products the outcome is a high level of satisfaction. Gene Ferrari is a first rate guy and skilled professional. His work is an extension of the value he places on working hard and working carefully. It is clear he knows log home maintenance, repair, and construction. In addition, he knows Perma-Chink products and their application. Gene not only made our home look great he also repaired needed areas on the porch and dormer. Gene was responsive to my questions and always kept me informed about his plans and progress. He even took extra measures to insure good product application when rain presented a problem.
I am a fan of Perma-Chink products and this is the third time I selected them above others available. I am also a big fan of Gene Ferrari of Ferrari Structures & Woodworks. This is my first experience with Gene, and his crew. It will not be the last. A very good product matched with an excellent contractor (and person) is not always easy to find. This time I hit the worker jackpot and the look of a log home haven.
Mike K., Buckhannon, WV
Log Home Care Project
Log Home Care finished this project using Lifeline Ultra-2 Natural with Advance Gloss topcoat, and Deck Defense Harvest Wheat.
Guild Log and Timber Project
Guild Log and Timber completed a home restoration in Texas which required a lot log replacement and taking the home to bare wood. The project used Perma-Chink Systems' Prelude, Lifeline Ultra-7 Chestnut, Lifeline Advance Gloss to finish and protect the wood, and Energy Seal in Classic Brown to seal the home.
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Performance Log Finishers Project
Perma-Chink Systems Product Applicators: Performance Log Finishers
Perma-Chink Systems Products Used: Log Wash, Energy Seal, Lifeline Ultra-7, Lifeline Advanced Gloss
This painted log home is a hunting cabin located in Okeechobee, FL. The home owner was having issues with rot and needed a solution. Removing the paint was the first thing we suggested and we informed him of the damage painting logs can cause. The customer agreed to move forward with removing the red paint that covered this beautiful home.
Wow! We truly had some work a head of us, such a time consuming task this was for our guys. Red paint is hard enough to remove so when we found a white primer underneath that paint it meant hand sanding! The crew was able to remove all paint and primer from the home after 100 man hours of hand sanding. Once the crew was done with hand sanding it unearthed this home’s true beauty.
The crew then removed all deteriorated wood and replaced with new. We cleaned the home with Log Wash to ensure all debris and potential contaminants were removed from the substrate. The home was now ready to have backing material and Energy Seal in Dark Natural installed, once stained over it will blend nicely. Walls were stained with Perma-Chink’s Ultra-7 in Chestnut (1-coat) followed with Lifeline Advanced Clear Top Coat in Gloss (1-coat) for the final touch.
Finally, the crew repainted all porch ceilings, dormers, fascia, soffit, posts, beams, chimney, window and door trim with paint the home owner picked out for the home.
This home is ready to withstand the test of time!
Applicator Project by LogDoctors
Perma-Chink Systems Product Applicators: LogDoctors of Eastwood, LLC
Perma-Chink Systems Products Used: Log Wash, Armor-Guard, Lifeline Prelude, Lifeline Ultra-7, Lifeline Advanced Gloss
This was an interesting project involving fire damage to one wall of the log home. The clients had built this lovely log home, and one evening, while inside watching TV, they heard a car pull into the driveway and start honking their horn. The family immediately headed outside to see what was going on, only to find out their propane tank was on fire and had spread to the house. Everyone jumped into action, and with the help of the local fire department, extinguished the fire before it burned the entire house down.
The following steps were taken to restore the damaged area of the exterior wall:
- We assessed the damage and removed all burnt logs.
- We fit new replacement logs sections where the damage had been.
- We media blasted the entire wall to make sure the repair would blend in nicely.
- We used Log Wash to properly prep the surface.
- We applied Armor-Guard to the bare wood.
- We applied a single coat of Lifeline Prelude.
- We applied a single coat of Lifeline Ultra-7 Cedar (#385).
- We finished the project with a coat of Lifeline Advanced Top Coat in Gloss.
I would like to let you know how very much I appreciate your help and assistance with the process of re-staining my cabin. I was a bit overwhelmed, and a little anxious about doing the project myself. Once I was put in touch with Greg, and we discussed the individual steps of the entire process, worked out the expected sq. footage, and decided on the proper chemicals, the plan all came together.
First, Greg was a fantastic help in getting samples sent out for comparison of the current cabin color. Next, we determined the supplies (cleaner, stain, topcoat) for my project. An amazing surprise was the speedy shipping. I believe that my order was placed about 1pm on a Friday, and FedEx rolled up my driveway to delivery the supplies at 9:30 the next morning!
The pdf files online and the discussions with Greg gave me clear instructions on the steps for my project, and all things considered, it couldn't have gone smoother. One unforeseen, minor setback that I encountered, is one sun-exposed wall was much thirstier than planned for, and I ended up using more stain than anticipated. One easy reorder call and a resupply is headed my way.
Again, I thank you greatly for your expertise and assistance in making my project a "honey did" instead of a "honey do".