WHAT IS THE LIFELINE ULTRA-7™ SYSTEM?
Lifeline Ultra-7 is the most durable exterior stain that Perma-Chink Systems has ever developed. After multiple exposure tests in harsh weather areas across the country, Lifeline Ultra-7 stands out as THE top-of-the-line, long-lasting finish.
The secret behind its durability is Lifeline Ultra-7’s state-of-the-art resin that creates a flexible and tough seal on your log home. Perhaps more importantly than the seal’s strength, the resin also ensures that the seal is continuous, providing protection from holes and gaps that might otherwise develop with a lower-quality finish. In addition it has unsurpassed adhesion to wood.
It’s this continuity that has proven to be much more resistant to UV degradation, color fading and adhesion loss. And just like all Lifeline finishes, the water-resistant film breathes just like Gore-Tex® to allow trapped moisture to evaporate from your logs.
WHAT COLORS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LIFELINE ULTRA-7 SYSTEM?
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR ADVANTAGES TO THE LIFELINE ULTRA-7 SYSTEM?
One of the most important aesthetic considerations for log home owners is stain color and tone. It seems like most stains look great right after they are applied but will that beauty stand the test of time? By choosing a high-performance finish like Lifeline™ Ultra-7, you are ensuring that the finish will look as beautiful years after application as it did the second day it was applied thanks to a balanced formula of transparent iron oxides, mildew inhibitors and an advanced polymer resin.
Lifeline™ Ultra-7 is the most durable exterior stain that Perma-Chink Systems has ever developed. After multiple exposure tests in harsh weather areas across the country, Lifeline™ Ultra-7 stands out as THE top-of-the-line, long-lasting finish.
Ultra-7 meets and exceeds all standards for low-VOC exterior finishes in the most restrictive regions in North America. This means that you can use the Lifeline Ultra-7 system absolutely anywhere your log home happens to be located. Plus, the tools you use to apply your home’s finish need only soap and water for clean-up, eliminating the need for any harsh chemicals during the initial application or maintenance.
Extended life means less frequent maintenance. Less frequent maintenance means significant savings. With Lifeline Ultra-7 and Advance you can spend more time enjoying your home instead of maintaining it.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF APPLYING LIFELINE ADVANCE CLEAR TOPCOAT?
The clear topcoat significantly improves the look of the finish by enhancing the color, clarity and depth of the finish.
The most performance enhancing feature of a clear topcoat is
that it reflects sunlight. The more UV light that’s reflected from the surface
the slower the color coat will fade and the less the wood fibers will be exposed to
photo-oxidation. Thus extends the life of the entire finish system.
Lifeline Advance™ clear topcoat is a water-based formula that is low in VOCs and meets regulatory compliance in all 50 states.
LIFELINE ULTRA-7 WARRANTY
Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. warrants that when one coat of LIFELINE™ ULTRA-7 stain then one coat of LIFELINE™ ADVANCE clear topcoat are applied to bare wood on vertical wood surfaces (walls, posts and other vertical surfaces) according to the label directions, this finish system will prevent the wood beneath the stain from graying due to sun (UV) damage for a period of three years from the date of purchase. This limited warranty may be extended for an additional two years (a total of five years) by cleaning the surface and applying one additional coat of LIFELINE™ ADVANCE Gloss or Satin according to label directions during the third year after the original purchase of LIFELINE™ ULTRA-7 and ADVANCE. Applying more than one coat at a time of either product will void this warranty.
This limited warranty applies only to LIFELINE™ ULTRA-7 that has been applied according to label directions to bare wood surfaces that have been prepared according to label directions. Contact LogFinish.com to obtain your limited warranty registration form.
This limited warranty specifically excludes horizontal wood surfaces (decks and handrails are not covered). This limited warranty also excludes LIFELINE™ ULTRA-7 applied over any existing finishes.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPLY LIFELINE ULTRA- 7 AND ADVANCE?
LIFELINE™ ULTRA-7 is best applied with an airless sprayer and followed immediately by back-brushing to work the finish into the wood surface. This technique produces the most even coverage and color. Applying in small sections will help to maintain a wet edge and avoid lap marks. Stop your application lines at natural break points such as corners, window and door edges, butt joints. If a darker color or heavier coat is desired, it is best to apply two thin coats rather than one heavy coat. If wood has been media blasted, the use of Prelude™ Clear Wood Primer prevents over-absorption of the stain resulting in uneven and darker than expected colors. Do not apply to hot surfaces or in direct sunlight.
WHAT SURFACE PREPARATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE APPLYING LIFELINE ULTRA-7?
All surfaces should be free from mill glaze and contaminates including dirt, dust, mold and mildew. Old finishes including water repellents and wax must be removed before applying Lifeline Ultra 7. Use only materials specifically approved by Perma-Chink Systems Inc. to prepare surfaces. If a borate-based wood preservative has been applied, make sure it is completely dry. If using Shell-Guard RTU wait 5 days until stain application, if using Shell-Guard Concentrate wait 30 days. DO NOT APPLY LIFELINE™ ULTRA-7 TO SURFACES THAT HAVE BEEN BRUSHED OR RUBBED WITH STEEL WOOL (rust spots may appear under the finish).
If the wood has been media blasted or more than a week has passed since
cleaning, wash down the surface with a solution of Log Wash™ according to instructions.
WHAT COVERAGE DOES LIFELINE ULTRA-7 SYSTEM PROVIDE?
Lifeline Ultra-7. 300 to 400 Square Feet Per Gallon
Lifeline Advance. First Coat 600-800 Square Feet Per gallon
Second Coat 1000 Square Feet PER Gallon
WHAT ADDITIVES FOR CARPENTER BEES ARE APPROPRIATE FOR USE WITH LIFELINE Ultra-7?
NBS 30 is NOT recommended for use with any Perma-Chink Systems water based exterior product such as Lifeline Ultra-7 and Advance. The additive Bug Juice is appropriate but may mildly reduce the gloss when added to Lifeline Advance Topcoat.
CAN THE ULTRA 7 SYSTEM BE USED ON DECKS, RAILS, AND OTHER HORIZONTAL APPLICATIONS?
Yes. The manufacturer of Ultra-7 recommends that one coat of Lifeline Ultra-7 is all that should be applied to decks, rails and other horizontal surfaces. DO NOT APPLY LIFELINE ADVANCE TO DECKS, HANDRAILS AND OTHER HORIZONTAL SURFACES. Decks and rails are a challenging application because of their extreme exposure to weather and the sun. Because of this exposure risk, the three year warranty that applies to Ultra-7 used on vertical applications does not apply to Ultra-7 applied to decks, rails, and other horizontal applications.
ARE SAMPLE KITS OF LIFELINE ULTRA-7 AVAILABLE?
Yes! LogFinish.com provides the best sample kits in the Log Home Finishing industry. Your Lifeline Ultra-7 Sample Kit includes one ounce sample jars of the most popular Lifeline Ultra-7 Colors including #325 Caramel, #332 Oak, #345 Almond, #385 Cedar, #374 Bronze, #365 Chestnut, Advance Topcoat Gloss, and Advance Topcoat Satin.
HOW ARE LIFELINE ULTRA-7 & AND LIFELINE ADVANCE SHIPPED?
Lifeline Ultra-7 and Lifeline Advance are shipped in D.O.T.-approved five gallon plastic buckets that are 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 from our warehouses in North Carolina and California
HOW DO I ORDER LIFELINE ULTRA-7 & AND LIFELINE ADVANCE?
LogFinish.com nationally distributes Lifeline Ultra-7 and Lifeline Advance. To order Lifeline Ultra-7 and Lifeline Advance use our secure online order system 24/7 at www.logfinish.com or contact us by phone at 888-208-2248. Our offices are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time (6AM -4PM Pacific Time). You can also fax your order to us at 828-625-2077 or e-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.