Perma-Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain

Perma-Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain is the original exterior wall stain developed by Perma-Chink Systems and has been kept updated for over 20 years. Lifeline Exterior’s breath-ability and flexibility allows logs to seasonally expand and contract while drying out from the core. Apply a clear topcoat of Lifeline Advance to maximize durability. FREE SHIPPING ON 5 GALLON PAILS TO CONTINENTAL USA.
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Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain. Perma-Chink’s original exterior wall formula has been updated and improved for over 20 years. Lifeline Exterior forms a thin film at the surface of logs where the protection is needed.

Lifeline Exterior’s breathability and flexibility allows logs to go through seasonal expansion and contraction while drying out to their core. Apply a clear topcoat of Lifeline Advance to maximize durability and minimize maintenance cost and labor.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Features & Benefits
• Excellent UV protection.
• Long lasting color retention.
• Breathable film allows unseasoned logs to dry out.
• Resists Water Penetration.
• Easy Application.
• Soap and Water Clean Up.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Color Chart
Lifeline Exterior Stain Color Chart

Perma-Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Sample Cans
• We highly recommend that you try a sample can of any new stain color you are considering. The finished color of translucent stains can vary substantially based on species, texture, porosity of wood, and application technique. Sampling on your own wood is inexpensive and the best way to make sure you get the color you want for your home.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Coverage Rate
• Coverage is approximately 350-450 square feet per gallon for the first coat and approximately 600-800 square feet per gallon for subsequent coats depending on wood type and porosity.

Perma-Chink Lifeline Exterior Colors:
• Bronze (175), Butternut (154), Cinnamon (174), Dark Honey (122), Dark Natural (130), Driftwood (161), Gentry Gray (142), Hazelnut (170), Stone Gray (163), Walnut (165)

More Information
Stain BaseWater-Based
Stain Opacity Translucent
Stain Use AreaLogs, Siding, Exterior
Guides / Product Info

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Application Methods
• Airless sprayer.
• Brush.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Inspection & Surface Preparation
• Check for deterioration and decay.
• Remove and replace or repair deteriorated wood. Unsound wood should be repaired prior to applying Lifeline Exterior.
• All surfaces should be free from mill glaze and contaminates including dirt, dust, mold and mildew, old finishes, water repellents and wax.
• Use appropriate materials to clean and prepare surfaces.
• If a wood preservative has been previously applied, make sure it is completely dry before applying Lifeline Exterior.
• If the surface is tacky or there are visible deposits on the wood, wash the surface with water and allow to dry.
• If more than a week has passed since the surface has been stripped or cleaned, wash down the logs with an appropriate cleaning solution such as Log Wash, rinse well and allow to dry before applying Lifeline Exterior.
• If the surface has been media blasted or if the wood is rough and/or porous, apply a coat of After Blast™ Surface Sealer prior to the Lifeline Exterior application. This will ensure proper color generation and add an extra measure of protection to the wood.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Application Instructions
• DO NOT USE THINNERS. STIR THOROUGHLY before and regularly during use.
• Wear rubber gloves to avoid stains to the skin and fingernails.
• If multiple containers are used on the job, they should be poured together to ensure color consistency. Lifeline Exterior can be applied with a brush or airless sprayer.
• Do not apply when the surface temperature is below 40° F or above 90° F.
• Back brushing is required to work the finish into the wood for optimum performance.
• Apply Lifeline Exterior in thin coats and always keep a “wet edge” to avoid lap marks.
• Wait for the first coat to dry (at least two hours depending on temperature and humidity) then apply a second coat.
• Always back brush to ensure even coverage and to avoid visible drips and runs.
• Once the Lifeline Exterior has dried and you are satisfied with the appearance, we strongly recommend the application of one or two coats of Lifeline Advance Gloss or Satin clear topcoat.
• Lifeline Advance exterior clear topcoats enhance the beauty of the finish and play a significant role in protecting the wood against water, mold, and UV light, thus extending the life of the stain. Follow the product application directions when applying any topcoat.
• Lifeline Exterior Stain dries to the touch within 2-4 hours.
• Lifeline Exterior Stain cures within 72 hours.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Clean Up
• Clean area and equipment immediately with warm, soapy water.
• For sprayers and other commercial equipment, follow the manufacturer's directions.
• For removing Lifeline that has dried, soften with alcohol or mineral spirits and then clean with warm water.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Maintenance
• Periodic cleaning with an appropriate cleaner such as Log Wash helps extend the life of the finish and accentuates the beauty of your home.
• Perma Chink recommends that log walls be washed down at least twice a year.
• Wood checking, cracking and shrinkage may eventually expose unprotected wood.
• Apply periodic maintenance coats as needed paying special attention to the south and west sides of the home as they may have greater exposure to the elements.

Perma Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain Storage & Shelf Life
• Store Lifeline Exterior out of direct sunlight and protect from freezing.
• Although Lifeline Exterior is freeze-thaw stable, if the product is accidentally frozen, allow to thaw, mix well, and check for suitability of use before applying.

Permachink How-To Guides For Lifeline Exterior Stain:
What is a Breathable Film
How to Apply Lifeline Exterior Stains
Applying Lifeline Exterior Stain Over Existing Stains
Applying Lifeline Exterior Stain Over Oil-Based Stains
Lifeline Exterior Stains Vs. Oil-Based Stains
Using Prelude Clear Primer to Strengthen Your Lifeline Finish
The Role of Lifeline Advance Exterior Topcoat
Maintenance Coats of Lifeline Exterior Stain

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