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Most durable exterior seal?
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I'm building a cabin up in northern Michigan (think: waaaay up north) and I'm looking for a really durable exterior stain that'll last through the crazy snow storms there. Does anyone have any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Goes Sep 17.

 

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Mike Goes replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"When I visited Hochstetler Milling the salesman brought me to the north side of the mill where they had a wall with different sections of wood nailed to it. Each section was stained with a different stain manufacture. All of the stain was applied at…"
Sep 17
Steve Merriam replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"I used Permachink Ultra 7 last summer. I'm in Maine, and it still looks perfect one year later. There's no mildew and no problems. I used the oak color, which ironically gave me the best cedar color on my Western Red Cedar logs. My…"
Sep 1
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"How bout a timeshare to eliminate the problem of interval staining? Timeshare interval ownership allows minimal cost to any one individual involved. Dividing the cost of staining on the timeshare amongst multiple owners is a sure way to minimize…"
Aug 18
Terry Tadysak replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"After a great deal of research and testing I decided on TWP 100 series by Gemini Coatings. This is an oil base penetrating stain that has held up on my full log home and log sided garage quite well for the last 7 years. I did not need to put my…"
Aug 14
Wesley Orr replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"We just stripped and restrained our 40 year old red pine log cabin with Lifeline 7 and love the results. We live in NE Ohio."
Aug 10
Tim and Anita Dyer replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"I love Outlast Q8 stain.   It has a beautiful color and will last 4-5 years."
Jul 18
Chet Broski replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"Thanks for the advice! I did some digging around the forums and on Google, and it seems like Perma-Chink Lifeline Ultra-7 is a good choice."
Jul 14
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"The secret is to do prep work, then regardless of which brand your stain will last as expected."
Jul 8
Raymond Wengerd replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"Lovitts Emerald Gold www.lovittscoatings.com"
Jul 8
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Most durable exterior seal?

I'm building a cabin up in northern Michigan (think: waaaay up north) and I'm looking for a really durable exterior stain that'll last through the crazy snow storms there. Does anyone have any suggestions for stains and where to find them?See More
Jul 8

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