Logs are in constant dynamic motion. That’s why there’s Log Builder, the sealant made for log structures. Stretches up to 500% of the original size, while still maintaining tenacious adhesion to the wood.
Since most logs move within the first few years after building due to moisture loss and shrinkage, it is crucial to start out caulking your log home using the right product. Log Builder stretches and compresses as logs move and stays elastic, ensuring that the elements and insects stay out of your log home for years to come.
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Interior & exterior wood surfaces or where a traditional smooth sealant sealant look is desired, including:
Log checks and cracks
Wood siding butt joints
As a stacking sealant on tongue & groove new construction
Around wood doors and windows
Where wood meets chimneys
And more! Adheres well to most standard building materials.
Surfaces previously coated with a waxy or non-drying oil coating
Surfaces specifically designed to be non-stick, like Kynar coated
Surfaces previously sealed with silicone – silicone and silicone residue must first be removed
10.5 oz. cartridges 30 oz. cartridges 5 gal. pails
What is High Performance
We talk a lot about high performance around here, but what the heck makes a sealant or caulk high performance?
A sealant or caulk should be flexible, elastic, and adhesive. Many sealants are flexible, adhesive, or elastic. It is the combination of all three together that leads to high performance, meaning durability and longevity you can trust.
This is Why You Should Use Log Builder
Moves with Your Logs More Info
Absorbs normal log movement and won’t dry hard and crack over time to keep bugs, dust, and weather where they belong – outside.
Traditional Smooth Look More Info
Not textured, so dries smooth with a slight sheen
Paintable & Stainable More Info
Paint and stain both adhere well to Log Builder. When staining, use the color closest to the finished stain look for an ideal match.
Freeze-thaw stable More Info
Stable through 5 freeze-thaw cycles. Okay to leave in your unheated garage overnight. Just thaw and use.
How much Log Builder do I need?
Use our handy Caulkulator (also for stains and clear coats!) to enter your square footage and wood porosity to find out how much you’ll need.
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Conceal is lightly textured to blend in with woodgrain. It’s also available in 7 different colors that closely match the most popular stain colors. Because of the texture, it’s not quite a shiny as Log Builder. Log Builder is a traditional smooth acrylic sealant and is availabel in 3 wood-toned colors. It will depend on the look you want which product you use, but we can guarantee you excellent results, no matter which direction you go.
One the first go around, we recommend caulking very last, for a few reasons: 1) the stain acts as a «primer» for Log Builder, helping it to adhere to the joint better; 2) the stain provides an added barrier of protection behind the caulk, in case the crack or check opens up wide over time (which is part of the normal charm of a log homes); and 3) it’s best to match the caulk to the stain the first time around. When it’s time to do maintenance coats of stain, you can certainly apply the stain over top and it won’t cause any issues and will be a close match most of the time.
If you used Sashco’s stains and clear coats, that’s a resounding YES! If you used a brand that we don’t make, give a call to our friendly and cheery Customer Service Team. We’ve tested several brands out there and usually have a good idea on whether or not they’ll work together.
Logs are in constant dynamic motion. That's why there's Log Builder®, the sealant made for log structures. Stretches up to 500% of original size, while still maintaining tenacious adhesion to the wood.
It's Music to the Eyes Symphony works in harmony with the unique character of your logs and wood to reflect an atmosphere or cozy warmth and elegance while creating and scuff-resistant and durable surface that's easy to dust.
Maintenance Made Easy Now that Capture® Log Stain is applied, it’s time for Cascade® Clear Topcoat to bring out the depth and character of your unique woodgrain while protecting it against moisture, mildew, and algae. Predictable and affordable routine maintenance with Cascade throughout the years means your home stays protected and beautiful. Easy!
Rot, weather, insects, fungi all pose a serious threat to your logs. Protect your investment—treat your logs first to make them last. Tim-bor® helps protect your home from the costly damage caused by rot and insect infestation.
Bugs don't stand a chance
Easy to mix and apply
Prevents decay fungi
Costs 5 times less than glycol-based borate products