After multiple exposure tests in harsh weather areas across the country Lifeline Ultra-7 stands out as the top-of-the-line, long-lasting exterior finish. Ultra 7 provides your home with appearance, longevity and value in an all-in -one exterior wood finish.
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After multiple exposure tests in harsh weather areas across the country Lifeline Ultra-7 stands out as the top-of-the-line, long-lasting exterior finish. Lifeline Ultra-7 provides your home with appearance, longevity and value in an all-in -one exterior wood finish. Beautiful, rich wood tone tints with satin or gloss top coats highlight the beauty of your home while protecting it from damaging UV rays.
Product Type: Water based formula
Uses: Exterior logs and wood siding with the exception of Eastern Red Cedar.
Please Note: Lifeline Ultra-7 requires one coat of Lifeline Advance Topcoat.
Great Preparation is the Key to Application Success!
Surface Preparation for Weathered Gray Wood
Surface Preparation for Wood with Mold/Mildew
Check the Moisture Content of Your Logs
Do not apply Lifeline Ultra-7 to wood over 18% moisture content. Applying Lifeline Ultra-7 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:
Laminated logs: The moisture content of laminated logs is generally below 14%. These logs are usually ready for immediate application of Lifeline Ultra-7 once they have been cleaned and allowed to dry for the appropriate amount of time. Always use a moisture meter to confirm the moisture content.
Kiln-dried or air dried logs: Use a moisture meter to check.
Green, wet, or treated logs: These logs have moisture content greater than 18%. Allow the logs to sit in a dry area and check their moisture content on a regular basis. Logs with high moisture content can take up to 6 months to 1 year to reach the appropriate 18% or below moisture content for applying Lifeline Ultra-7.
Apply a Wood Preservative
Have your logs been pre-treated with a wood preservative ( borate ) at the factory or mill? Contact your log or siding provider if unsure.
What is a wood preservative?
Wood preservatives ( borates ) 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 ( borate ) before applying Lifeline Ultra-7?
Applying a wood preservative can protect your home from damaging organisms for the life of the home. Lifeline Ultra-7 contains a mildewcide, water repellent and UV protection; it is not a wood preservative. LogFinish.com recommends applying ShellGuard RTU or ShellGuard Concentrate to your logs before applying Lifeline Ultra-7. ShellGuard RTU, ShellGuard Concentrate, and Lifeline Ultra-7 will not prevent Carpenter Bees from drilling, to treat for Carpenter Bees use Bug Juice Insecticide in Lifeline Advance Topcoat.
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-7. 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 one coat color test to a clean, dry, bare area of the structure that you are planning on applying Lifeline Ultra-7. Please Note: Lifeline Ultra-7 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-7
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.
Lifeline Ultra-7 is shipped via FedEx ground and meets VOC compliance for all 50 states.
Lifeline Ultra-7 ships same day when ordered by 1pm EST.
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