We received our first samples of it last month and tried it on one washed & dry 4 yr old eastern white pine log on our office. To date it looks good. We'll make a decision next month, but think that this is what we'll use for the office. Jackie
I'm testing this as a consumer on my personal log home. Original product was Southland's Woodguard. Just saw on Southland's web site they are now selling Q8 Log Oil. Any ideas who is giving the best price?
They have been after me to try their Q8 several times. And honestly, if I didn't have such good success and relations with my stain providers, I would use that product. It checks out to be a good product, and simple to maintain.
Hopfully you made your 6 oclock.
The Castle Clan just spent Saturday using Q8 Log Oil. The original application was Woodguard that came with Southland's log kit. The first application used approx 20 gallons and much to my surprise I used only about 12 gallons. The products was GREAT to use. The pump sprayer and brush methods were used. The color was consistent between containers and I also used Bee Be Gone mixture. That mixed well also. Although a word of caution use eye protection and cover exposed skin. After all the over spray on exposed skin became a issue. Make sure you READ the directions for protection. I ended up purchasing directly from Southland. They use Q8 now. Pricing was the best I found on any web site. ($200 per 5 gallons) My opinion is that it is a MUCH better product than the original . Again time will tell how it holds up to sun exposure and the effectiveness of water repellentcy (sp?). I would highly recommend this product. I also know there are many other great products that are available and often referenced on this site.
Well I just spent the weekend at the mt home. My stain job looks very good BUT .....only after two weeks the Bee Be Gone mixture hasn't seemed to stop those bees. I found at least 6 new holes. Was hoping that the $140 on the mix would have better results.
Who sells the Bee Be Gone mixture? I've never heard of that product.
Hank , I'm generically using that name. Q8 sells it as Outlast NBS 30 . scott
This Q8 product has been tested well at our site as we have used it on 38 of our douglas fir wall logs that we debarked and sanded last summer. We applyed the Q8 a month before the rain and snow fell...... now as the snow begins to melt 6 months later the logs are showing thier ends and the ice and water is still beading up. For the 21 logs that we applyed Q8 to three years ago,they are looking the same as the logs that have been through one winter. This product seams to be the right stain for the northwest... and it also have worked WELL on are cedar deck