Capture the Timeless Beauty of Natural Grain.
Don’t compromise at the end of a long and arduous journey by using an inferior stain not designed for logs. Capture and Cascade deliver a performance worthy of the journey that got you here.
Capture log home stain is a 100% VOC-compliant stain, which makes it environmentally friendly and safe to use indoors and out. Used by log homeowners and professionals alike, Capture Stain will last without cracking, peeling, or blistering- keeping your log home attractive for years to come. Capture Stain is not just for log homes; it can be used to protect any vertical surface like log siding, wood trim, and hand-peeled deck rails.
1gal $90.99 USD
5gal $410.99 USD
Interior & exterior: * Log homes * Timber frame homes * Wood sided homes * Log & wood handrails * Fiber cement siding where a stained woodgrain look is desired
* Surfaces previously coated with a non-drying waxy oil-based stain * Walking surfaces, including decks, floors, and stairs * Furniture * Cabinetry
1 gal. pails
5 gal. pails
4 oz. samples
This is Why You Should Use Capture
Moves with your logs and timbers More Info
Won’t crack or peel; protects the wood underneath to prevent moisture infiltration, UV damage, and frequent re-staining (ugh).
Won't hide the wood grain More Info
You chose wood on purpose. Showcase it, don’t hide with Capture’s beautiful translucent pigments.
Easy clear coat maintenance with Cascade exterior clear coat More Info
Keep your home looking like you just stained it without discoloring the chinking. No need to remove the Capture Log Stain for maintenance. Simply reapply Cascade clear top coat where needed, when needed, and move on with life.
Easy water cleanup More Info
No smelly mineral spirits are required. Nose friendly.
How much Capture Log Stain 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.
Using Log Sealants
How Much Do You Need?
* All sealants should be applied between 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick, max. Download the application instructions for more details.
- Interior T&G ceiling
- New logs
- Maintenance coats over existing stain
Medium Textured Surfaces
- New but blasted wood
- 10 year old home, first refinished down to bare wood
- Sanded with 60 grit sandpaper
Rough Textured Surfaces
- Old, gray logs that are blasted
- Very porous — no care for many years
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Common Questions From Our Network of Pros
Yes. In fact, we add both a mildewcide AND are the only Log home stain manufacturer to put algaecide in our products. In areas of high humidity, we do recommend additional mildewcide to help give extra protection. Sashco has tested and recommends M-1 for this job.
Yes, you can, so long as the coverage guidelines are still followed. If the coverage guidelines say you should be using between 20-25 gallons to cover your home, you should brush on that same amount, even if it means brushing on 3-4 coats. Also, when brushing, be sure to use a good quality brush (such as Purdy brand) that has the split ends to soak up as much stain as possible. And, as with all stain application, be sure to thoroughly mix the stain with a drill-driven mixer before and during application, as well as box the same stain of different lot numbers. This will ensure an even, consistent color at all times.
Nope. Bad idea. It’ll diminish the performance of both, won’t dry right, and will leave you feeling sad.