The two coat application of Lifeline Ultra-2 color helps to ensure consistent color development on your walls. From the day that you apply it to the many years of durability that you get from it, this wood stain will distinguish your home.
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The two coat application of Lifeline Ultra-2 color helps to ensure consistent color development on your walls. From the day that you apply it to the many years of durability that you get from it, this wood stain will distinguish your home. Great selection of wood-tone tints allows you to create the look you desire.
A single protective clear coat of Lifeline Advance Gloss or Satin adds depth and clarity to the wood grain. The satin and gloss finish options create a warm reflective quality while protecting against damaging rays from the sun. The smooth surface of the clear coat repels dirt and dust, and makes walls easier to clean and maintain.
Perma-Chink Systems is so confident in the performance of Lifeline Ultra-2 that it comes with a 5-year warranty against UV exposure when applied to bare wood and covered with an initial coat of Lifeline Advance Top Coat and then a maintenance coat after 3 years.
Product Type: Water based formula
Uses: Exterior logs and wood siding with the exception of Eastern Red Cedar.
The initial application of the Lifeline Ultra-2 Exterior Finish System requires two coats of Lifeline Ultra-2 followed by one coat of Lifeline Advance Top Coat in Satin or Gloss. After these applications your exterior should require little or no maintenance other than cleaning for a period of 3 years. After 3 years clean the surface with Log Wash Wood Cleaner and apply an additional coat of Lifeline Advance Top Coat to maintain your finish.
Great Preparation is the Key to Application Success!
Surface Preparation for new, bare wood
Surface Preparation for weathered, gray wood
Surface Preparation for maintenance cleaning
Surface Preparation for wood with mold and mildew
Check the Moisture Content of Your Logs
Do not apply Lifeline Ultra-2 to wood over 18% moisture content. Applying Ultra-2 to wood with moisture content of over 18% can result in peeling, blistering and severely reduced product durability.
To test the moisture content of your wood, borrow a moisture meter from your contractor or purchase one at your local hardware store. For quick reference:
Apply a Wood Preservative
Have your logs been pre-treated with a wood preservative at the factory or mill? Contact your log or siding provider if unsure.
What is a wood preservative?
Wood preservatives make wood toxic to wood damaging organisms such as powder post beetles, carpenter ants and fungi. Wood preservatives do not protect against Carpenter Bees and other wood drilling insects, only those that ingest wood. Click here to find out about additives available for prevention of Carpenter Bees.
Why apply a wood preservative before applying Lifeline Ultra-2?
Applying a wood preservative can protect your home from damaging organisms for the life of the home. Lifeline Ultra-2 contains mildewcides, insecticides, water repellents and UV protectants; it is not a wood preservative. LogFinish.com recommends applying ShellGuard RTU or ShellGuard Concentrate to your logs before applying Lifeline Ultra-2. ShellGuard RTU, ShellGuard Concentrate, and Lifeline Ultra-2 will not prevent Carpenter Bees from drilling, to treat for Carpenter Bees use Bug Juice Insecticide in Lifeline Advance Topcoat. Please note that Bug Juice may reduce gloss of the top coat.
Caulk All Gaps and Checks
It is natural for wood to crack/check over time due to changing seasons, temperature and aging.
Fill any spaces between the logs and upward facing cracks/checks in the wood after applying a wood preservative and before applying Lifeline Ultra-2. Fill all joints, cracks, and nail holes with a good quality acrylic latex caulk/filler created specifically for use with wood like Energy Seal or Check Mate 2 prior to applying finish.
Test the Stain
We always recommended performing a two coat color test to a clean, dry, bare area of the structure that you are planning on applying Lifeline Ultra-2. Please Note: Lifeline Ultra-2 is difficult to remove once it has been applied. Before doing a full application make sure that your color selection is correct, has a look you want, and a maintenance schedule you can manage.
Weather Conditions during Application
Apply Lifeline Ultra-2
Regular maintenance and annual attention to your log home can save you money and time. Proper maintenance starts with visual inspection. Weather, exposure and altitude may vary, so maintenance may be needed sooner than later in some locations. If the Lifeline Advance becomes dull, this is a sign another coat of Advance should be applied.
The initial application of the Lifeline Ultra-2 Exterior Finish System requires two coats of Lifeline Ultra-2 followed by one coat of Lifeline Advance Satin or Gloss. After these applications your exterior should require little or no maintenance other than cleaning for a period of 3 years. After 3 years apply an additional coat of Lifeline Advance to maintain your finish if it appears dull.
Lifeline Ultra-2 is shipped via FedEx ground and meets VOC compliance for all 50 states.
Ultra-2 ships same day when ordered by 1pm EST.
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