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Low pH Wood Cleaner

Log Wash is a liquid concentrate for cleaning log and wood surfaces. It can be used as a maintenance cleaner or to prepare the surface of wood for a new coat of stain or topcoat.

For preparing the surface of bare wood for a new coat of stain, Log Wash removes dirt, grime, pollen, and surface stains without harming the wood or the finish. As opposed to bleach solutions, Log Wash does not upset the natural pH balance of the wood, thus preventing wood fiber damage and iron tannate stains. (To treat gray, UV-exposed wood see Wood Renew).

The exterior of a log home is a settling ground for dust, pollen and other airborne contaminants that dull the surface and encourage mold growth. A light cleaning once or twice a year will keep a home looking beautiful and helps prolong the life of the exterior wood finish.

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1 Gallon 
$33.44
log wash

Coverage

Coverage Rate

Makes 16 gallons of solution @ 1 cup / gallon water

Makes 8 gallons of solution @ 2 cups / gallon water

150-200 sq.ft. / Gallon of diluted Log Wash solution

Features

  • Gently Cleans Bare and Finished Wood
  • Safe for Log Chinking and Sealants
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Removes Dust, Pollen, Dust, Pollution
  • SDS
  • Product Label

Shelf Life

  • 3 Year

Application Temperature

  • 40° to 90°

Application Methods

  • Garden pump sprayer

Frequency

  • As needed
Special Instructions
  • Apply from bottom-up, rinse from top-down
  • Rinse thoroughly

Reviews

four star Robert (6/15/2017) - "Our home was dirty from several years of not being cleaned so we tried your Log Wash product which came highly recommended. After washing wit the Log Wash the home regained it's luster and looked brand new!"


five star Mark (4/13/2017) - "We just finished our annual maintenance wash of our home and it's still looking GREAT!!!! It's a really easy process, and between the wife and I we got it done really quickly. Lots of Log Wash left to use, as the concentrate goes a long way."


five star Riley (4/4/2017) - "We were told about the Log Wash product when we had finally decided to use Lifeline Interior Lt Natural and Acrylic Gloss as our finish for our interior log sided walls. We used 1 cup Log Wash solution per 1 gallon of warm water ratio as indicated. I was very impressed with how it removed the dirt, dust, and buildup on the walls. After cleaning and now staining/sealing, our walls look great!!!"


fence bafive star S Purdy in MT (01/17/2017) - "I have used wood renew which really helps to remove the dark grey sun damaged moldy areas on the fence. It works better than you think. It almost melts it off that wood!! I've also used log wash which is like washing your car and gets off all the extra dirt even if you don't see it and leaves you with a good clean base to work with."


five star J Stonecypher in TN (02/15/2016) - "Man that Log Wash is a good product. Also our Lifeline Ultra 7 is fantastic, I can’t believe it’s water based."


five starS Michelman in OR (1/13/15) - "Logwash did such a great job getting my house clean. It's something I keep on hand."


five star Jesse J in CO (1/8/16) – "I attended a Saturday event in Colorado and was so very surprised that my dingy logs were just dirty. I picked up a gallon of the Log Wash and in just an afternoon my home looked like new again! Thanks Perma Chink!!"


five star J Schraeder in WA (08/3/15) – "Your Log Wash is beyond amazing. It has been a longtime since a product exceeded my expectations. It had been years since my home was cleaned and after Log Wash looks like new!"


five star J Thorsness in AK (05/18/15) – "Applied to 18 year old spruce logs with a medium stiff scrub brush and worked up a good lather. Let sit for a few minutes then rinsed with a rag and copious water. Remarkable result! Just as advertised. I look forward to putting on a new coat of stain. They'll look like new!"


five star M Gelfer in UT (04/2/15) – "Log Wash did such a great job getting my house clean. I use it all the time."


five star J Jesse in CO (03/29/15) – "I attended a Saturday event in Colorado and was so very surprised that my dingy logs were just dirty. I picked up a gallon of the Log Wash and in just an afternoon my home looked like new again! Thanks Perma Chink!!"


five star M Silverthorne in CO (03/23/15) – "I have a log home in Colorado that I inherited a while back. The home had sat for years and I was concerned about the dingy discoloration on the home and felt quite discouraged about how the home looked. I heard from a friend about Log Wash. I purchased some and used it on this home and was so pleased at the results after using this product, all I can say is it worked a “MIRACLE”, THANKS Perma-Chink for making such an awesome product."


four star J Goulet in CA (03/05/15) – "I recently placed an order on-line for some Log Wash to clean the exterior walls of my log cabin. I was pleasantly surprised that they offer specials every month on the web. I will be keeping an eye out for the coupon deals… need more stain in the future."


five star J Pike in MN (11/05/14) – "The first time I used log wash to clean my logs before staining my new home I thought it was a waste of time, but I decided to follow Perma-Chink’s instructions to the letter so I washed the logs. At first I just did a few logs with water and almost nothing was coming off as I expected because I felt the logs were clean. Then I washed the same logs with Log Wash to compare. I couldn’t believe the difference! The Log Wash removed dirt that I didn’t realize was there. I am now a believer and I religiously wash my home with Log Wash in the Spring and Fall. Thank you Perma-Chink!"


five star K Wright in IL (04/26/2014) - "What an impressive cleaner Log Wash is! We originally used it as a prep cleaner for our log home on both the exterior as well as the interior right after it was constructed. We have since used it several times as a maintenance cleaner and the house still looks great!"


five star R Yetton in VT (04/05/2012) - "We bought one gallon originally to maintain the beauty of our home and we’re still using it every year. It’s so easy to work with just spray on and rinse off with our garden hose and we’re looking like new again!!"

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Soluable Borate Powder

Armor-Guard is concentrated borate powder that is dissolved in water and then applied by brush or spray to bare wood. Armor-Guard protects uninfested wood from wood decay and wood destroying insects. All wood surfaces should be clean before applying borate wood preservatives.  

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17 lb 1 lb
$125.40 $14.38
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Coverage

Coverage Rate

200 square feet / pound

Features

Shelf Life

  • 5 Years

Application Temperature

  • 40° to 90°

Application Methods

  • Low pressure sprayer
  • Brush
  • Duster

Surface Preparation

  • Clean and dry
  • Bare wood
  • Free of mold and mildew

Frequency

  • Permanent in wood that is kept sealed
  • Re-apply after stripping old finishes before applying new finish
Special Instructions
  • One coat application

Drying Time

  • 24 hours

Coverage Rate

  • 200 square feet / pound

Reviews

armor guard before afterfive star Paul P in TN (1/3/17) - "Powder Post Beetles dead! I built a porch on my home 3 years ago. On the porch, I built cabinets using old barn wood that I had heated to kill bugs. A year or two later, I started seeing little piles of sawdust on my counter tops. Sunday, I mixed up some Armor Guard and water and put it into a Cajun Injector that I use to marinade meat and injected the solution into those tiny holes. It really went into the wood well in some areas. I really did not expect a very good result, but you can see by the pictures that I killed the crud out of those little buggers in less than 24 hours. I guess by injecting the solution I got it right to their food source, they ate it, and died!"

 

 

 


five star R Walker in MN (08/3/14) - "Armor Guard is a fantastic borate product. I had a higher coverage rate than I expected on my cabin at an affordable price!"


five star D Clausen in TN (06/14/14) - "My wife and I knew we needed to apply a preservative, but we were crunched for time. We only had a couple of days to get the job done and using the Armor Guard we were able to start staining the following day. We sleep better knowing that we have some type of protection on the logs."


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Borate Rods

Cobra™ Rods are a way to spot treat decay prone areas such as log ends that are already coated with a finish.

Once inserted into damp or wet wood the borate / copper complex in Cobra Rods dissolves spreading the active ingredients into areas surrounding the rod. This eliminates active decay fungi and helps prevent rot for 8 to 10 years.

Cobra Rods are 7/16" in diameter and are two inches in length. A 1/2" diameter drill bit is used for installation. The installation holes may be plugged with the accompanying plastic plugs or Energy Seal.

A typical six to eight inch round log end will require two 2” long Cobra Rods inserted within 4 inches of the butt end.

Cobra™ Rods are a trademark of Genics Inc., Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada

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Bag of 10
$33.96
cobra rods

Features

Use a ½” drill bit to drill hole. Drill hole to a depth of at least 3 ¾”. Clean out the hole and insert the Cobra Rod. Insert the plastic plug into the hole.
 
Using a screw driver twist the plug clockwise. Make sure the top of the plug sets about ¼” below the surface of the wood. Fill the hole with appropriately colored Energy Seal. Smooth with tool or finger. After a few hours the Energy Seal may be stained to match the surrounding area.

Reviews

five star T Matthews in TN (03/02/15) - "We use cobra rods when we have soft areas in log posts and handrails to keep the rot from going any further."


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Borate-Glycol Wood Preservative

Shell-Guard RTU is a ready-to-use borate-based formulation that contains the same active ingredient and glycol carriers that have proven so successful in Shell-Guard Concentrate.

Like Shell-Guard Concentrate, Shell-Guard RTU is colorless, odorless, has a very low level of toxicity to people and pets and is just as effective for preventing wood decay and insect damage to interior and exterior wood members. Shell-Guard RTU is labeled for the control of termites, wood boring beetles, carpenter ants and wood decay fungi.

Since it is ready-to-use, you can pour it right out of the container into your sprayer without the fuss of measuring, mixing and stirring.

Besides its convenience, other advantages to Shell-Guard RTU include its stability and relatively quick drying time. Your logs will be ready to stain within one to three days after a Shell-Guard RTU application.

An application of Shell-Guard RTU is permanent as long as the wood remains protected with Lifeline stains.

(Shell-Guard RTU is not available in California or Canada)

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5 Gallon 2.5 Gallon 1 Gallon
$263.34 $151.00 $107.64
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Coverage

Coverage Rate

150-250 square feet / gallon

Features

Shelf Life

  • 3 Years

Application Temperature

  • 40° to 90°

Application Methods

  • Low pressure sprayer
  • Brush

Surface Preparation

  • Clean and dry
  • Bare wood
  • Free of mold and mildew

Frequency

  • Permanent in wood that is kept sealed
Special Instructions
  • One coat application

Drying Time

  • 1-3 days, depending on weather conditions

Coverage Rate

  • 150-250 square feet / gallon

Reviews

five star G Holdingford in MN (03/12/15) - "For the cost and ease of application you’d be nuts not to use RTU. It’s like an additional insurance policy for your log home. You pour the product into a garden sprayer and saturate the logs. That’s it! It took me 3 hours to do my entire house. This is my second log home, I used RTU on my other home and never had any rot or insect issues. Do yourself a favor, don’t skip this extra step!"


five star T Matthews in TN (03/02/15) - "We like using SGRTU because they have it pre-mixed and it has the right amount of active ingredient. We are able to start applying Lifeline stains in two days instead of waiting two weeks if we use the Shell Guard Concentrate!"


four star L Emerick in NH (08/23/2014) - "Shell Guard RTU dries so fast that it cut’s the job time down to a fraction of what using the other guys borates would have taken."


five star M Abele in MA (10/15/2012) - "You folks were very helpful in dealing with the bug problem at our cabin. Thank you for recommending Shell Guard and the advice repairing our logs. All signs of activity are gone now."


five star T Howard in MN (06/04/2010) - "I recently purchased an older log home that had never been finished; needless to say it was in rough shape. I spoke with a representative at Perma-Chink because I had heard they are the log home authority and would know what to do. The customer service and knowledge I received for my home was everything I was hoping for, they also had Tech Tips sent to my email regarding step by step application procedures that gave me confidence I would be able to apply them on my own. One of my main concerns after I had cleaned the Dirt and UV Damage was the amount of Beetle activity to the logs, they informed me it was most likely Powder Post Beetles and to use a product called Shell-Guard RTU, it is a wood preservative with Borate that penetrates into the wood and kills the bugs. I feel like my Log Home is now protected for many years to come."

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Borate-Glycol Wood Preservative

Shell-Guard provides the ultimate protection against insects and wood rot for your log home. This new generation of preservative combines the well-known effectiveness of borates with a glycol system that increases the penetration into the wood to enhance the action of the borate.

Shell-Guard is colorless and odorless. The glycols used are the same type as those found in many food and skin care products.

Shell-Guard is a concentrate that is mixed with an equal amount of water, then applied to bare wood with a brush or as a spray. Once in the wood, it will kill those insects that eat wood such as wood boring beetles and termites. It also kills the types of fungi that are responsible for rot and decay. Shell-Guard makes wood toxic to wood destroying organisms!

The best thing about Shell-Guard is that one application will last the life of your home as long as the exterior surfaces are maintained with a quality, water resistant stain such as Lifeline.

(Shell-Guard Concentrate is not available in Canada)

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Sizes & Prices

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5 Gallon 2.5 Gallon 1 Gallon
$430.54 $233.82 $129.58
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Coverage

Coverage Rate

215 square feet per gallon of concentrate

Actual coverage rate may be greater

Features

Shelf Life

  • 5 Years

Application Temperature

  • 40° to 90°

Application Methods

  • Low pressure sprayer
  • Brush
  • Drill holes and inject

Surface Preparation

  • Clean and dry
  • Bare wood
  • Free of mold and mildew

Frequency

  • Permanent in wood that is kept sealed
Special Instructions
  • One coat application
  • Rinse surface before finishing

Drying Time

  • 1-4 weeks, depending on weather conditions
  • Recommend 2 weeks, then lightly wash with Log Wash
  • Surface must be dry to the touch (free of residue) before finishing

Coverage Rate

  • 215 square feet per gallon of concentrate
  • Actual coverage rate may be greater

Reviews

four star T Beck in CA (08/17/15) - "A little cheaper if you mix up the concentrate yourself instead of the ready-to-use stuff. Took longer to dry than I expected, but company rep said the concentrate gives the best protection of all products against wood eating bugs."


five star S Craig in MN (07/30/14) - "My girlfriend and I bought a foreclosed conventional home that had major water damage in the master bedroom area. I asked around for different products that would help stop the rot from continuing and was given Perma-Chinks number. We purchased the Shell Guard Concentrate and applied to the entire crawl space. We then also removed all the paneling and cardboard ceiling squares (home built in 1974) and applied the Shell Guard there as well. This product is easy to use and no worries around your pets and kids. I have recommended this to many of my friends and feel this is something any household can use in preventing rot. Thank you."


four half star B Gordon in GA (06/24/14) - "We had an infestation of powder post beetles on one side of our home. We were told by our neighbor that Perma-Chink Systems had a preservative that would take care of it. We applied the Shell Guard Concentrate and had to wait a couple weeks for it to dry before staining. We noticed over the next several months that it had to be working since we didn't see as much dust around the holes. It has been a year now and everything is great! I would recommend this product to anyone if they are having issues with insects."


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One-Coat Deck Finish

Our new deck stain is available in seven colors to complement our exterior wall finishes. Deck Defense is a combination of natural oils suspended in a water base to make it environmentally friendly and easier to apply and clean up. Since the solvent is water, your deck does not even need to be dry to apply Deck Defense. The water that acts as the solvent is driven away during the drying and curing process.

Deck Defense is easy to apply and maintain. Deck Defense should never flake or peel. Deck Defense is ideal for coating decks, fences, railings and other horizontal surfaces. You save time during preparation and application because you are not required to wait until the surfaces are completely dry to start applying Deck Defense. Just clean the deck, remove all excess water and begin your application.

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Deck Defense Colors:
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Sizes & Prices

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5 Gallon
1 Gallon Sample
$260.21 $61.39 Free
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Coverage

Coverage Rate

175-250 square feet / gallon

Features

  • Excellent UV protection
  • Long lasting color retention
  • Breathable film allows decking to dry out
  • SDS
  • Product Label

Shelf Life

  • 1 Year

Application Temperature

  • 40° to 95° F

Application Methods

  • Airless sprayer
  • Brush
  • Back-brush into surface
  • Refer to product label for application instructions

Surface Preparation

  • Apply to clean, dry or damp surface
  • Free of mold and mildew
  • Never use steel wool

Frequency

  • As needed, depending on exposure
Special Instructions
  • Back-brushing required
  • Stir container every 15 minutes
  • Maintain a wet edge to avoid lap marks
  • Avoid applying in direct sun
Drying Time
  • Dry to the touch in 30 minutes
  • Tack-free in 4 hours
Coverage Rate
  • 175-250 square feet / gallon

Reviews

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five star Melissa on 11/02/2018 - "Used this on our decks. Its been on a few months but still looks great. Seems to repel water great. color looks great."


five star L Stibbs on 08/15/2015 - "We have tried several other deck stains before we used Deck Defense, but we really love the look, and application was super easy. Thanks Perma-Chink for a product where we don't have to have perfect weather to apply a deck finish!"


four half star L Abernathy on 08/23/2015 - "Deck Defense went on our deck easily, and looks beautiful.  Thanks Perma-Chink Systems for such a great deck stain!!"


five star K Jacobsen on 9/13/2015 - "We used Deck Defense deck finish on our pressure treated deck (after waiting the required time for it to cure) and we are really happy with the results!  We couldn't have asked for an easier to work with deck stain!"


three half star J Botwell on 09/29/2015 - "I really liked that you could apply Deck Defense to a damp deck, just wish there were more colors"


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Add Stay Clean to the topcoat of your Lifeline finish system for additional mold an mildew protection.

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5 Gallon 1 Gallon
$35.48 $10.97
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Stain Additive

UV Boost is a concentrated water-based liquid stain additive that contains a new technology ultraviolet light inhibitor.

Some regions of the country such as the Southeast, Southwest and higher altitude areas are subject to high intensity sunlight. Over time the ultraviolet light in sunlight darkens the lignin component of wood.

When added to the first coat on bare wood of any Lifeline wood finish, UV Boost combines with the lignin to delay the wood beneath the stain from graying. Since the concentration of the active components differ, be sure to use the appropriate size for the amount of stain or finish you are using.

*Not to be used with Vista Deck*

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For 5 Gallon For 1 Gallon
$30.57 $12.54
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Features

Shelf Life

  • 3 Years

Special Instructions

  • Add to first coat of Lifeline Exterior or Interior wood finishes on bare wood

 

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End Grain Sealer

The end-grain of wood is particularly vulnerable and can act like tiny straws, drawing excessive moisture into the wood. Log End Seal provides a durable, water-repellent barrier against sun, rain, snow and ice.

For use exclusively with Lifeline wood finishes.

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1 Gallon
$118.87
log wash

Coverage

30-40 square feet / gallon or 180 x 6" log ends

Features

Shelf Life

  • 3 Year

Application Temperature

  • 40° to 90°

Application Methods

  • Brush

Surface Preparation

  • Clean and dry
  • Sand log ends
  • Apply Lifeline stain before Log End Seal

Frequency

  • Use Log End Seal as needed depending on the climate and weather exposure
Special Instructions
  • Apply Lifeline stain to the entire home, including the log ends.
  • When the Lifeline has dried, apply Log End Seal with a brush, taking care to completely cover the exposed log end. Wipe off any extra that may have worked its way onto the sides of logs.
  • Apply Log End Seal before applying Lifeline clear topcoat.
  • Wash equipment and brushes with a soap and warm water.

Drying Time

  • Dry to the touch in 1-3 hours

Coverage Rate

  • 30-40 square feet / gallon or 180 x 6" log ends

Reviews

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five star R Cosby in TN (01/10/16) - "We purchased Log End Seal four years ago to protect our log ends. It has held up remarkably well. We would recommend this product to anyone!


five star K Presba in WY (05/15/2015) - "Thanks to Perma-Chink for showing me that moisture comes into the logs on the end. So I used their Log End Seal to prevent moisture from seeping into my logs. It works great."


five star J&C Enck in KY (02/21/2015) - "The Log End Seal is a great product and easy to apply."


five star D & C Beamer, Beamer's Better Builders in VA (01/15/2015) - "Thanks Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. for offering (yet again) another great product, Log End Seal. We have been restoring log homes over 20 years now and have seen many log ends rot because the ends of the logs are like straws soaking up water at every angle.
Your log end seal has been a great addition to your product line, allowing us to offer our customers the extra protection their log homes need. We have successfully applied Log End Seal to many homes and have had a chance to follow up and see the results and how well it protects the homes years later.
When properly applied between the Lifeline Exterior/Ultra Stains and Lifeline Advance topcoat, we find that the Log End Seal offers premium protection for our clients homes. Thanks again for providing another Great Specialty Product for log home owners and contractors like us."


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Clear Primer/Sealer

One coat of Prelude Clear Wood Primer fills the pores of the wood and provides a surface that enables you to obtain a more uniform finish color over the entire home. Prelude is ideal for both interior and exterior wood surfaces.

Prelude Clear Wood Primer also contains UV Boost for added UV protection. Prelude is a primer and should never be used as a final finish.

For use exclusively with Lifeline wood finishes.

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5 Gallon 1 Gallon Sample
$216.32 $52.77 Free
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Coverage

Coverage Rate

200-400 square feet / gallon

Features

Shelf Life

  • 3 Year

Application Temperature

  • 40° to 90°

Application Methods

  • Brush
  • Airless sprayer
  • Back-brushing required

Surface Preparation

  • Clean and dry
  • Free of mold and mildew
  • Never use steel wool

Frequency

  • One time surface sealer
Drying Time
  • Dry to the touch in 1 hour
  • Cures within 3 days
Coverage Rate
  • 200-400 square feet / gallon

Reviews

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five star S Tegman in WA (10/06/2016) - "A coat of Prelude Sealer made my uneven pine logs look balanced and consistent. It also made the Ultra 7 much easier to apply. I'm very happy with these products."


five star K Schackmuth in NY (11/05/2013) - "I cannot believe the difference the Prelude made on my freshly blasted logs. Helped keep my stain looking lighter and just looked better all around. Amazing Product."


four half star L Davis in WA (07/22/2013) - "The rep at Perma-Chink recommended Prelude as a primer for my cedar siding. The color came out nice and even just like they said. We are pleased with their recommendation."


four star D Lynch in MN (04/24/2012) - "Prelude worked out as promised when we applied it 4 years ago to our homes after media blasting not disappointed since. It’s allowed the natural tones of the logs to remain, yet there’s no hint of UV damage. It performed as promised."

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