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How to Store Sealants and Finishes During Winter

Freezing temperatures are here! In order to get the best value out of your product investment, know how to store your leftover or unused sealants and finishes during Winter. Here are some guidelines on storage: In general, it is best not to let any of of these products freeze.  Though some sealants and finishes may […]

Why Wood Turns Gray If You Use a Clear Finish

    “The bottom line is that if only clear coats are applied to exterior bare wood they provide only temporary protection against UV damage.” – Perma-Chink Systems Our customers often ask us for a clear finish that will protect their wood.  The truth is, clear finishes may provide water repellency, resistance against mold and […]

Tips for Maintaining Your Wood Home

“Maintenance should not be viewed as a chore or just an expense, it should be considered as an investment in your home’s longevity and value. Properly cared for log homes will appreciate in value, rather than depreciate. “ -Tony Huddleston, Perma-Chink Systems.   Wood homes require more maintenance than painted or vinyl sided homes. When […]

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Product Spotlight: Introducing A Marine Waterproofer That Is Safe For Use Over Fresh and Saltwater

Many boat owners will use the Fall and Winter seasons to clean and re-stain their docks and piers.  Often times, re-staining a dock involves moving the structure out of the water, which  can take up a lot of time and labor.  With All Wood Cleaner and Seal Once Marine Waterpoofer, docks no longer need to […]

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Product Spotlight: Seal-Once™ Total Wood Protection-Breakthrough Technology in Wood Finishes

LogFinish.com has been in the wood finish business for nearly two decades.  In all this time, there have been very few major product developments, despite changes in customer demand.  We believe we have finally found a game changer! Seal-Once Total Wood Protection offers a state of the art approach to protecting wood surfaces.  We have […]

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What You Should Know Before Using a Clear Wood Finish

Our customers often ask us for a clear or “natural” finish that will protect their wood.  The truth is, clear finishes may provide water repellency, resistance against mold and mildew and insecticidal properties.  However,  clear finishes do not  protect your log home from UV rays that cause weathering and graying of your home’s exterior, decks […]

How to Pick the Best Exterior Stain or Finish for Your Log Cabin-Part 2

1.  Have you treated your logs with a wood preservative?  If not, you can use an all-in-one wood preservative and wood finish  by applying Q8 Log Oil.  Other finishes such as Sikkens Cetol Log and Siding, and Lifeline Ultra 2 and 7 require a borate wood preservative before applying  the finish.   2. Are you […]

How to Pick the Best Exterior Stain or Finish for Your Log Cabin-Part 1

Over the years we have had one question that our clients have asked us over and over again.  That question is “What is the best finish you have available?” In reality there is no “best finish”; there are many great finishes available. The real question is “What is the best finish for you and your […]

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New Exterior Stain from Perma-Chink Systems

 Perma-chink Systems, Inc., has released a new two-coat only exterior wood finish that is amazing for many different reasons. Appearance+Longevity 1. Ultra 7‘s state-of-the-art resin ensures that the seal is continuous, providing protection from holes and gaps that might otherwise develop with a lower-quality finish.  What is a polymer resin?  A polymer resin is a clear liquid […]