Transformation Siding & Trim is a Water/Oil Hybrid Stain that is designed for use in wall and ceiling applications on the exterior and interior of Log and Wood Sided Homes. Transformation is a two coat product with a beautiful matte finish that shows off the beauty of your wood grain. The product has a “No Peel” formula that lasts and lasts. Transformation Siding & Trim Stain cleans up easily with soap and water.
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Moisture Content of Wood: Apply Transformation Siding & Trim to wood where the moisture content is 19% or below. Damp wood can prevent the stain from penetrating properly and can eventually lead to peeling. Be precise. Don’t guess! Use a moisture meter to determine moisture content.
In Moist Climates Add Additional Mildewcides. If your home is on or close to lakes, rivers, or streams or is located in a moist climate prevent the growth of mold and mildew by adding Moldbuster to Transformation Siding and Trim.
Thoroughly Mix Transformation: The preferred mixing method for Transformation is to use a drill-driven, squirrel-cage type mixer. Scrape all pigment off the sides and bottom of the pail and thoroughly mix it in. When using multiple containers of Transformation with different lot numbers box Transformation in a large container and mix thoroughly to assure uniform color. Stir the stain every 10-15 minutes throughout application to keep the pigment evenly distributed.
Application Temperature Range: Apply Transformation Siding & Trim to wood surfaces that are no colder than 40°F (4°C) and no hotter than 90°F (32°C). Extreme temperatures will prevent proper penetration and drying of the stain. Do not apply Transformation Siding & Trim to surfaces while they are in direct sunlight. Work to stain complete sections and avoid lap marks.
Spray Application: Spray on one heavy coat of Transformation Siding & Trim Stain. Vigorously brush the stain, pushing it into the wood and all cracks and checks, catching any drips. This promotes the best adhesion and penetration, and leaves an even, consistent coat of stain.
Brush Application: If only a brush is used, be sure to apply Transformation Siding & Trim Stain to the point of refusal. Don’t skimp.
Second Coat: Wait 24 hours until the first coat of Transformation Siding & Trim is dry, then apply a light second coat of stain, spraying and back brushing as with the first coat.
Application Timing: Plan to stain when the forecast is predicting clear, rain-free weather that will extend 1-2 days after the stain has been applied. If rain can’t be avoided, be sure to protect the stain from direct rainfall for 1-2 days after the stain is applied to prevent it from being washed off the surface.
Transformation Siding & Trim will adhere to almost any surface that is properly prepped. Starting with an absolutely clean surface means better penetration and adhesion of the stain, which means better longevity and a more beautiful finish.
Remove any Failed Finish and Damaged Wood: Media blast, vigorously power wash or sand wood surfaces using an Osborn® brush or 60—80 grit sand paper to remove failing stains and loose, unsound wood fibers, along with surface contaminants.
Remove Wood Fuzz: For the best appearance, remove any remaining wood fuzz with Osborn brushes, Sashco’s Buffy Pad system or 60—80 grit sand paper once the wood is dry. Remove all sawdust with a broom, compressed air or a leaf blower.
Eliminate Residual Mildew: If mildew is present, apply Sashco’s CPR® in the brightener strength according to the directions, or apply fresh bleach in a 4 parts water to 1 part bleach solution. Allow it to sit no more than 20 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse.
Drying Time: Allow wood to dry for 2-4 days before applying stain.
Apply a Wood Preservative: Apply Sashco’s Tim-Bor® for protection against wood rot and insects. Allow wood to dry at least 2-4 days before applying Transformation Siding and Trim. Use a moisture meter to make sure the moisture content is 19% or below.
While still wet, clean tools and equipment with detergent and water. Once dry, Transformation Siding & Trim will require mineral spirits will be required to clean tools and equipment. Use citrus-based hand cleaners for any product that dries on skin.
Tightly reseal opened containers of Transformation Siding & Trim Stain and store at temperatures between 50˚F and 90˚F.
Routine maintenance of Transformation Siding & Trim Stain can be the difference between spending $300 every 3-4 years and spending $5,000 or more to completely redo the job. It’s truly the key to long term success in using Transformation Siding & Trim Stain
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