PROJECT TIPS

When preparing for any phase of work on your wood home, remember a few simple principles:

  • Carefully read all application instructions before you begin.
  • Thoroughly clean all work surfaces. Choose your cleaners carefully. Contact Perma-Chink Systems for complete information.
  • Apply products in moderate temperatures, out of direct sunlight.
  • Allow all previous applications time to adequately dry before applying another coat.
  • Better tools mean better results - don't skimp.
  • Take your time and enjoy the process.

 

Appropriate uses for LIFELINE Products

NR = Not Recommended

Lifeline Ultra 7
Lifeline Endure
Lifeline Ultra-2
Lifeline Exterior
Lifeline Accents Exterior
Lifeline Advance
Lifeline Interior,
Accents Interior
Acrylic Gloss / Satin
Coverage
(depends on wood species)
first coat 350-450 sq.ft. per gallon;
second coat 600-800 sq.ft. per gallon
first coat 350-450 sq.ft. per gallon;
second coat 600-800 sq.ft. per gallon
800-1000 sq.ft. per gallon over LIFELINE stain
first coast 350-450 sq.ft. per gallon;
second coat 600-800 sq.ft. per gallon
500 sq.ft. per gallon
Exterior
Walls
1 coat
2 coats
multiple coats over LIFELINE stains
Never
Never
Soffits
1 coat
2 coats
multiple coats over LIFELINE stains
Never
Never
Facia
1 coat
2 coats
multiple coats over LIFELINE stains
Never
Never
Decks
1 coat
Never
Never
Never
Never
Exterior
Trim
1 coat
2 coats
multiple coats over LIFELINE stains
Never
Never
Interior
Walls
NR
NR
NR
Build thin coats to achieve desired film
As Desired
Interior
Ceilings
NR
NR
NR
Build thin coats to achieve desired film
As Desired
Interior
Millwork
NR
NR
NR
1 coat to colour and seal
Build thin coats to achieve desired film

 

Appropriate use for SEALANTS

NR = Not Recommended

Perma-Chink
Energy Seal
Woodsman
Woodsman
Check Mate 2
Coverage
(depends on wood species)
See table below
See table below
See table below
30 linear ft. per tube
Variable, depends on check width
Horizontal Seams
On Chink-style homes
After stacking
Between logs
during stacking
NR
Never
Corners
On Chink-style homes
External Sealant
Internal Sealant
NR
Never
Windows & Doors
Energy Seal preferred
External Sealant
Internal Sealant
NR
Never
Butt Joints
Energy Seal preferred
External Sealant
Internal Sealant
NR
Never
Upward Facing Checks
NR
NR
Never
NR
Yes
Kitchen & Bathroom Sealing
NR
NR
Never
Whenever caulk is needed
Never

 

ESTIMATED COVERAGE RATES

Perma-Chink Coverage Rates
To be Applied 1/4" - 3/8" thickness.
Width of gap Feet per pail
1/2" Use Energy Seal
3/4" Use Energy Seal
1" 385'
1.5" 256'
2" 192'
2.5" 154'
3" 127'
3.5" 110'
4" 96'
4.5" 85'
5" 76'
6" 63.5'
Energy Seal Coverage Rates
To be applied 3/8" thickness
Width of gap
Feet per tube 11-oz. Feet per tube 30-oz. Feet per pail
1/2"
16'
48'
975'
3/4"
11'
32'
650'
1"
8'
24'
490'
Woodsman Coverage Rates
Diameter of Bead
Feet per tube 11-oz.
Feet per tube 30-oz.
1/4"
32'
92'
3/8"
14'
41'
1/2"
8'
23'

 

Stains and Finishes Application Guide  
Application Guide for Lifeline stains and finishes

Log Home Sealant Application Guide  
Application Guide for Perma-Chink, Energy Seal, Stack-n-Seal