Outlast Q8 Log Oil
WHAT IS OUTLAST Q8 LOG OIL?
Outlast Q8 Log Oil is an EPA registered wood preservative for logs, wood siding and decks. It is specifically designed to control decay causing organisms, mold, termites and powder post beetles. Q8 provides a beautiful natural flat finish with unsurpassed water repellency and sheer trans-oxide color all with a one coat, deep penetrating application. Outlast Q8 Log Oil is a non-film forming exterior treatment that will never crack or peel. Q8 Log Oil soaks into the wood to provide protection, not only on the wood surface, but also deep down into the cell structure of the wood.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES TO USING Q8?
- Rot control
- Stops decay, fungi and mold
- Toxic to termites and powder post beetles
- Superior water repellency
- Beautiful translucent colors
- EPA registered wood preservative
- Controls cracking and splitting
- Meets all Federal, State and Local VOC (volatile organic compounds) restrictions
- Can be used on decks!
- Does not leave a “tacky” residue on wood surface
WHAT COLORS ARE AVAILABLE FOR Q8?
Log Oil is available in six beautiful translucent colors . Q8
is also available in clear.
WHAT GUARANTEES DOES Q8 OFFER?
- Guaranteed to never require costly corn-cob or glass media blasting prior to recoat
- Guaranteed to leave no lap marks or brush marks because Q8 Log Oil penetrates uniformly
- Guaranteed easiest product to apply
- One coat coverage using a low pressure sprayer, brush or roller
- Detergent and water clean-up
- Simple re-coat: no stripping ever required
- Freeze/thaw stable - extended shelf life
Guaranteed to be the most complete exterior stain and finish product in a single coat application.
IS Q8 LOG OIL SAFE TO USE?
Yes! Outlast Q8
Log Oil is safe to use according to the manufacturer’s directions. Q8
is an EPA registered wood preservative that contains Copper 8 Quinolinolate. Copper 8 has very low mammalian toxicity and has been approved for use on wood that comes into incidental contact with food such as picnic tables, produce bins, etc.
DOES Q8 LOG OIL PROTECT MY HOME FROM WOOD EATING INSECTS?
Yes! Copper 8 Quinolinolate is very toxic to a broad range of wood eating insects. Termites and powder post beetles are killed by ingesting wood treated with Copper 8 Quinolinolate.
WILL Q8 LOG OIL PROTECT MY HOME AGAINST CARPENTER BEES?
No! Carpenter Bees drill into the wood but do not eat wood. To protect your home from Carpenter Bees add NBS 30 or Bug Juice to your Q8
Log Oil. See the Carpenter Bee Solutions section of LogFinish.com for further information on these products. For spot infestations of Carpenter Bees in between stain applications use NBS-30 mixed with water and applied per instructions with a pump up insecticide sprayer. All of these products can be found at LogFinish.com
WHAT LOG HOME MANUFACTURERS SUPPLY Q8 LOG OIL WITH THEIR LOG HOME PACKAGES?
Log Oil is supplied with the log home packages manufactured by:
- Southland Log Homes
- Kuhn Brothers Log Homes
- Appalachian Log Structures
- Log Home Outfitters
- Northeastern Log Homes
- Ward Log Homes
- Countrymark Log Homes
- Landmark Log Homes
WHAT SURFACES CAN Q8 LOG OIL BE APPLIED TO?
Log Oil is designed for application to vertical and overhead surfaces on log homes, wood siding, cedar siding, shake shingles and T-111 plywood siding. Q8
Log Oil may also be used on pressure treated decks and railings.
WHAT COVERAGE RATE CAN YOU EXPECT WITH Q8?
On smooth wood surfaces such as milled logs Q8
Log Oil coverage will be approximately 175 SF per gallon. On rougher surfaces such as hand hewn logs, resawn wood siding, shingles or T-111 coverage will be around 125 SF per gallon.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE A WOOD SURFACE FOR THE APPLICATION OF Q8 Log Oil?
Log Oil must penetrate to be effective. For this to happen the log or wood surface MUST be porous and free of mill glaze. All mill glaze, dirt, mildew, or any previously applied film coatings must be removed prior to application of Q8
On wood surfaces that have turned gray from UV exposure, LogFinish.com recommends using X-180 Weathered Wood Restorer to thoroughly clean the wood surface and remove mill glaze prior to application of the new finish. X-180 cleans and removes mill glaze in one application. The oxalic acid in the X-180 will also brighten the wood to produce best results. For new wood surfaces without sun damage LogFinish.com recommends using Mill Glaze Away to remove mill glaze and prepare the wood for staining.
When using either of these products thoroughly rinse the wood and allow to dry 3-5 days before application of Q8
Log Oil. Good prep work is the key to getting great results. The absorption of Q8
Log Oil is directly related to the porosity of the wood and more absorption of oil results in a better and longer lasting treatment. Because of this, new unseasoned wood will require more frequent applications than older dryer wood.
If an existing film forming finish is present, it must be removed prior to applying Q8
Log Oil. Some water based finishes can be easily removed by just pressure washing. More durable film finishes will need to be removed with a chemical stripper such as SoyGel or ABR Citrus Paint remover. See the Paint Stripper
section on LogFinish.com for complete information on these environmentally friendly products.
Sanding is not recommended. If sanding is required to remove a prior coating, re-open the pores of the wood with a chemical or detergent cleaner.
WHAT WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE BEST FOR APPLYING Q8 LOG OIL?
Log Oil can be applied through a wide range of weather conditions. While wet or cold logs/wood can be coated with Q8
, they will not absorb as much product as dry/warm logs and thus will require retreatment sooner. Below 50 degrees, Q8
Log Oil becomes too thick to pump through a pump sprayer and will require a hand brushing application. Warm dry weather provides the ideal condition to maximize absorption of Q8
Log Oil. Application during warm dry weather lengthens the time before retreatment will be necessary. If it rains within 36 hours of a Q8
Log Oil application streaking of the pigment may result. When rain occurs shortly after initial application simply re-spray the surface with more product, let it sit for 15 minutes and smooth out any streaks with a stiff paint brush.
WHEN SHOULD ADDITIONAL MILDEWCIDE BE ADDED TO MY Q8 LOG OIL??
Log Oil contains an adequate level of mildewcide for most applications. LogFinish.com recommends adding MX3 Complete Mildewcide to Q8
Log Oil for homes in very humid areas. We also recommend adding MX3 for homes located adjacent to rivers, streams or lakes as well as in forested locations where there is little sun or in hollows with little sun and poor air circulation. Click Here for information on MX3 Complete Mildewcide.
HOW DO YOU APPLY Q8 LOG OIL?
Log Oil well before use and stir occasionally during application to keep pigments suspended. Intermix batches from different lot numbers to insure uniform color. The fastest, easiest application method is by use of a pump-up type sprayer with a plastic or non-corrosive tip. LogFinish.com recommends the Solo 475 pump up sprayer. Apply as much Q8
Log Oil as the wood will absorb. Always back brush Q8
into the wood to achieve best results.
CAN AIRLESS SPRAYERS BE USED TO APPLY Q8 Log Oil?
Airless spray applicators are not recommended due to excessive atomization and subsequent product loss.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN UP THE TOOLS USED TO APPLY Q8 Log Oil?
application equipment can be cleaned with laundry detergent and water or mineral spirits.
WHAT IS THE REAPPLICATION SCHEDULE FOR Q8 LOG OIL?
Generally, it is recommended that new construction be re-treated with Q8
Log Oil within 24 months of the initial application. Exactly when during the 24 months is determined by the initial moisture content of the log and/or the temperature/weather conditions at initial application. Coverage needs to be in the 125 - 175 square feet per gallon range. For best results apply the maximum amount of Q8
Log Oil that the wood will absorb. Under application of Q8
is most often the primary cause of short treatment life. However, only one coat at a time is recommended. The water repellency in Outlast Q8
Log Oil builds quickly making it not feasible to apply multiple coats until a period of years has elapsed. (It becomes so water repellent, it repels itself!) Once a second coat of Q8
has been applied, additional applications should be applied as needed, usually every 4-8 years.
IS Q8 LOG OIL AVAILABLE IN CANADA?
Log Oil is an EPA registered wood preservative that is listed for sale only in the United States.
ARE SAMPLE KITS OF Q8 LOG OIL AVAILABLE?
Yes! LogFinish.com provides the best sample kits in the log home finishing industry. Your Q8
sample kit includes one ounce sample jars of Q8
in: 01 Natural, 02 Light Gold, 03 Medium Gold, 04 Medium Reddish Brown, 05 Dark Brown plus a sample of X-180 Weathered Wood Restorer. Samples of 00 Clear and 06 Barn Gray are sent by special request. Trying these color samples on your own wood will help you make the best decision. Telephone requests for Q8
sample kits are accepted Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm Eastern and on Friday 9am – 5pm Eastern time. Our toll free order desk number is 888-208-2248 and our Fax # is 828-625-2077.
HOW IS Q8 LOG OIL SHIPPED?
Log Oil is shipped in D.O.T.-approved five gallon plastic pails packaged in strong corrugated cartons. 99% of all our orders are shipped within 24 hours of order receipt. All shipments are sent via UPS Ground.
HOW DO I ORDER Q8 LOG OIL?
LogFinish.com nationally distributes Q8
Log Oil from our warehouses in North Carolina and California. To order Q8
Log Oil use our secure online order system at www.logfinish.com
24/7 or contact us by phone, fax, or e-mail. Our offices are open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 PM Eastern time. Our Toll Free # is 888-208-2248 and our Fax # is 828-625-2077.