How-To Tips

How-To Tips


Stains and Finishes

  1. How to apply Lifeline™ exterior finishes pdf small
  2. How to apply Lifeline™ interior finishes pdf small
  3. How to apply Lifeline™ stain over existing finishes pdf small
  4. Prelude™ wood surface sealer and primer pdf small
  5. Importance of UV Boost™ pdf small
  6. How to apply Log End Seal™ pdf small
  7. How to calculate square footage for wood stain application pdf small
  8. Role of Lifeline Advance™ clear topcoat pdf small
  9. Lifeline™ Interior color coats and clear topcoats pdf small
  10. Lifeline™ Advance topcoat, Gloss or Satin finish? pdf small
  11. Why we recommend water based finishes (water vs oil) pdf small
  12. Why wood homes need pigmented (color) finishes? pdf small
  13. Recommended airless sprayer tip size pdf small
  14. Finishing hardwood floors pdf small
  15. Applying Sure Shine™ clear finish pdf small
  16. Importance of mixing and boxing Lifeline™ finishes pdf small
  17. Properly mixing Lifeline Advance™ (Satin) clear topcoat pdf small
  18. Applying products in hot weather pdf small
  19. Application temperature range pdf small
  20. Maintenance stain and finish coats for log homes pdf small
  21. Dynamics of weathering log home finishes pdf small
  22. Applying a finish to gray oxidized wood pdf small
  23. Sealers, stains and topcoats explained pdf small
  24. Importance of back-brushing when applying stains and finishes pdf small
  25. Importance of using a quality stain brush pdf small
  26. Explanation of VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) pdf small
  27. What is a breathable film forming finish pdf small
  28. Penetration of wood finishes explained pdf small
  29. Effects of pH on wood surfaces pdf small
  30. Moisture content of wood explained pdf small
  31. How moisture meters work pdf small
  32. Should topcoats "bead" water? pdf small
  33. Additives for Lifeline™ finishes pdf small
  34. Removing dried finishes from unwanted surfaces pdf small
  35. Coating wood shakes and shingles pdf small 
  36. Deck Handrail Maintenancepdf small


Wood Preservatives

  1. How do borates work on wood? pdf small
  2. How to best apply borates pdf small
  3. Washing and staining after borate treatment pdf small
  4. Storing borate solutions pdf small
  5. Preventing mold growth on bare wood pdf small
  6. Freeze-Thaw stability pdf small


Wood Restoration

  1. How to remove existing wood finishes pdf small
  2. Finish removers-airless sprayer set up pdf small
  3. Media blasting vs pressure washing pdf small
  4. Pressure washing facts pdf small
  5. Sanding tips pdf small
  6. Osborn™ brush uses pdf small
  7. Inspecting your log home pdf small
  8. Inspecting check list pdf small
  9. Landscaping tips for log home owners pdf small
  10. How to Use M-Balm™ and E-Wood pdf small
  11. How to repair log damage pdf small
  12. Moisture content of wood explained pdf small
  13. How moisture meters work pdf small
  14. Mold and mildew pdf small
  15. Preventing mold growth on bare wood pdf small
  16. Wood decay pdf small
  17. Effects of pH on wood surfaces pdf small
  18. Consequences of using chlorine bleach pdf small
  19. Cleaning guidelines pdf small
  20. How to use Wood Renew™ and Log Wash™ cleaners pdf small
  21. Applying a finish to gray oxidized wood pdf small
  22. Mill glaze and effects on wood finishes pdf small
  23. Cedar Wash™ for cleaning pdf small
  24. Oxcon™ oxalic acid to brighten your wood pdf small
  25. Spot cleaning and stripping pdf small
  26. Blue stain in wood pdf small
  27. Water stains in wood pdf small
  28. Flavonaoids in wood pdf small
  29. Resin bleed in wood pdf small
  30. Avoiding metallic contamination pdf small
  31. Avoid using steel wool and wire brush pdf small
  32. Application temperatures range pdf small
  33. Applying products in hot weather pdf small
  34. How to calculate square footage pdf small
  35. Freeze-Thaw stability pdf small
  36. Industry Wood Terms pdf small


Chinking and Sealants

  1. How to apply Energy Seal™ and Woodsman pdf small
  2. Backing materials for log home sealants pdf small
  3. Chink Paint® vs chinking pdf small
  4. Chink Paint® pdf small
  5. How to seal checks on face of logs pdf small
  6. Check-Mate™ 2 colors while curing pdf small
  7. Calculating linear feet of log home chinking and sealants pdf small
  8. Curing and drying times pdf small
  9. Removing old caulk pdf small
  10. Bulk loading guns pdf small
  11. Protecting uncured chinking pdf small
  12. Thermal efficiency of chink joints pdf small
  13. Energy audit pdf small
  14. Finding air leaks pdf small
  15. Application temperatures range pdf small
  16. Applying products in hot weather pdf small
  17. Freeze-Thaw stability pdf small
  18. Log Cap How to Seal-Step by Step Guide pdf small



  1. Pest proofing your homepdf small
  2. Carpenter ants pdf small
  3. Carpenter bees pdf small
  4. Wood boring beetles pdf small 
  5. Woodpeckers pdf small
  6. Ladybugs and boxelder pdf small
  7. Parasitic wasps pdf small
  8. Wildlife damage pdf small

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