Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Log Check Sealant

Check Mate 2 is an outstanding water resistant sealant that prevents water and air infiltration through pronounced cracks (called checks) in logs, timbers and wood siding.

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Check Mate 2 is an outstanding water resistant sealant that prevents water and air infiltration through pronounced cracks (called checks) in logs, timbers and wood siding. Caulking is an obvious solution to this problem, but caulking may not work because of limits in adhesion and weatherability.

As a check filler, Check Mate 2 forms a tough elastic filler and coating. It has superb color stability and resists ultraviolet rays, ozone, mold, mildew and airborne contaminates. Even the most troublesome leaks can be sealed with Check Mate 2.

It is especially important to seal upward facing checks in any location where they may accumulate water. If these checks are left unsealed, they become sites where rot may begin to take hold. If you have old checks where rot is a risk, be sure to apply Shell-Guard before sealing with Check Mate 2.

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Features and Benefits:
• Bonds tightly to wood.
• Prevents water from getting into logs causing rot.
• Stretches as checks open and close.
• Prevents air infiltration into home.
• Can be used in gaps up to one inch wide.
• Easy to use.
• Soap and water clean up.
• Accepts colored stain.
• For checks 1/4" to 2".

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Coverage:
• One tube of Check Mate 2 will fill 11 to 16½ linear feet of a gap ½” wide.
• 1/4" Bead - 32 linear feet / 11oz tube.
• 3/8" Bead - 14 linear feet / 11oz tube.
• 1/2" Bead - 8 linear feet / 11oz tube.

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Check Kit
The Check Mate Check Kit consists of (2) 11 oz. tubes of sealant and 50 feet of 3/8" closed cell backer rod.

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Color Chart:

Check Mate 2 Color Chart

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Resources:

Check Mate 2 Log Check Sealant Colors:
• Clear, Yellow Brown, Golden Brown, Dark Brown, Copper Brown, Medium Brown, Walnut Brown

More Information
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Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Application Instructions:
• Application Temperature - 40° to 90°.
• Avoid application in direct sunlight.
• Begin by cleaning the check or crack of any dust, dirt oil, solvent or previous sealer. If the check is upward-facing or has allowed previous water penetration, pour some Shell-Guard RTU into it and allow to dry before proceeding. This will kill any decay fungi present and prevent further deterioration of the log.
• Like other flexible sealants Check Mate 2 should be used in conjunction with Backer Rod whenever sealing a gap that’s more that 1/4 inch wide.
•Make sure the Backer Rod is shoved into the check around 3/8 to 1/2 inch deep to allow room for the Check Mate 2.
• Using masking tape, mask off the wood on either side of the check. For checks 1/4" wide or larger, insert appropriately sized backer rod.
• Cut the tip of the tube to the approximate size of the check. Check Mate 2 may then be applied into the check using a standard caulk gun.
• Check Mate 2 must have good contact with wood on either side of the check. Be sure the crack or check is completely sealed from end to end.
• Tool surface smooth with a wet finger or trowel and remove overflow immediately with a damp cloth. Masking tape should be removed while the Check Mate 2 is still wet.
• Since Check Mate 2 comes in various colors you should choose a color that is close to the color of the logs. However, if you are planning to stain over the Check Mate 2, choose a color that’s a shade lighter than the stain. That way the Check Mate 2 will blend in with the surrounding stained wood. Remove masking tape while Check Mate 2 is still wet.

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Clean Up:
• Wash hands and tools with soap and warm water.

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Drying Time
• Dries to the touch in 1 hour.
• Cures in 2-3 days.

Perma-Chink Check Mate 2 Shelf Life:
• 1 Year

Perma-Chink How-To Guides For Check Mate 2 Log Check Sealant:
Drying and Curing Times
Why Use Backing Materials?
How to Seal Checks in Logs and Siding With Check Mate 2
The Color of Check Mate 2
Removing Old Caulk

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