Capture Log Stain
- Brings out logs' natural beauty
- So elastic it bridges gaps of small cracks
- Loaded with highest-quality UV inhibitors and trans-oxide pigments
- Easily maintained with Cascade
- Highly breathable – allows moisture to escape
- Water-based – easy to apply and clean up
- Freeze-thaw stable
Fundamental Stain Application Guidelines
- Proper substrate preparation and application are imperative for product longevity. Download and read the entire Information Sheet before applying any product.
- Make certain that all compatibility issues have been addressed. If you are changing
from one stain product to another, call us and ask if Sashco's Capture Log Stain
is compatible with the previously used stain.
Even when removed, Sashco cannot guarantee the performance of Sashco's Capture Log Stain when used over certain previously applied coatings. As such, it is best to call Sashco for guidance if an older stain is present to ensure compatibility.
- Check the weather forecast. Plan to stain when the forecast is predicting good weather that will extend 1-2 days after the stain has been applied.
- According to the Forest Products Research Laboratories, the moisture content of wood should not exceed 19%. Make certain this is a fact by using a moisture meter.
- Log surfaces must be sound (meaning that all loose wood fibers and loose, failing stains must be removed prior to staining) and clean from dirt, pollen and other surface contaminants. Therefore, surface prep should be done no more than 1-2 weeks before stain is applied. Cob or glass blasting and other dry prep methods are best, but power washing can work if done properly and the wood is allowed to dry.
- Apply to log surfaces with a temperature range of 40°F (4°C) and rising and 90°F (32°C) and falling. Plan your work so that log surface temperatures fall within this range: e.g., the southern exposure in the early morning or late afternoon, the western exposure in the mid to late morning, the east side in the mid to late afternoon, and the north side almost any time of the day. Do not apply to surfaces in direct intense sunlight, since the surfaces can be too hot. Work in sections to avoid lap marks. See graphic on page 3.
- If your home is in an area of high humidity, add additional mildewcides to the stain. We recommend Stay Clean I/E.
- Mix together pails that may have different lot numbers; this will help ensure uniformity of color. Stir thoroughly to mix all pigments evenly, and stir the stain periodically throughout application. The preferred method is with a drill-driven mixer (squirrel cage type is best).
- If you have any questions about application, please call us before proceeding at 1-800-767-5656.
|1. Prep the log surfaces using the method that will give you the finished appearance that you desire.||
Corn Cob or Glass Blasting
|2. Hand finish the log surfaces to remove "felting" from power washing, once the logs are dry, or to lessen the texture caused from media blasting.||
Sashco's Buffy Pad™ System
or 3M® Non-woven Pad
|3. Remove all saw dust or left over media with a brush, air compressor or shop vac.||
|4. Apply a borate wood preservative and insecticide, such as PeneTreat®, according to instructions.||
Apply Wood Preservative
|5. Allow time for the PeneTreat® solution to dry, (usually 1-3 days depending on the weather— check the moisture content with a moisture meter) and then spray on—to the point of running—one heavy coat of Sashco's Capture Log Stain. If only a brush is used, be sure to drench-apply the stain— don't skimp. Coat log ends multiple times to ensure the pores are sealed.||
Spray on stain using a Graco
#313 tip or equivalent.
6. Wait until the first coat is dry (4-24 hrs.), then apply the
second coat of Sashco's Capture Log Stain, spraying and back brushing as with the
first coat. Follow with 1 coat of Cascade clear top coat. (See Cascade Information
Sheet, CAS 002, for application details.)
NOTE: When applying Sashco's Capture Log Stain on the interior, you can use 1 coat of Symphony or a water-based sanding sealer prior to staining to even out wood porosity. Only 1 coat of Sashco's Capture Log Stain is necessary on interior surfaces.
These color samples are an approximation. Actual colors may vary substantially based on species, texture, and porosity of wood, application technique, and your monitor calibration. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you request and test color samples of the color range that you are targeting and follow the instructions in the Information Sheet titled "Color Testing Procedure."
Natural, Wheat, Bronze Pine, Autumn Aspen, Hazelnut, Sequoia, Chestnut
1st coat: 150-250 sq. ft. per gallon 2nd coat: 250-350 sq. ft. per gallon (As with all stains, coverage will vary depending upon roughness and porosity of the wood.)
Recommended wet film thickness
3 mils (use a gauge if in doubt)
One-gallon and five-gallon pails
40°F (4°C) and rising to 90° (32°C) and falling. In severe conditions (under 40°F (4°C) and/or 70%+ humidity), full rain resistance may take longer. Cover exterior walls with plastic if rainfall or snowfall is expected within 24 hours after application.
Less than 250g/L
Sashco's Capture is recommended for use with all other Sashco products. It also works well with most other caulking/chinking, and clear exterior coatings. Please contact Sashco for details on specific compatibility questions.
Dries to the touch in 30 min. or less in ideal weather. Will retain a slight tackiness until top-coated with Cascade.
Passes at least 5 cycles
Brookfield, LVF, 300-400 cp, #3 spindle, 6rpm
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