Specifically formulated for use over Capture Log Stain on the exterior of log, timberframe, and wood homes
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!
- Surfaces previously coated with a non-drying waxy oil-based stain
- Walking surfaces, including decks, floors, and stairs
- Contact Sashco if attempting to use over other products
- 1 gal. pails
- 5 gal. pails
- 4 oz. samples
Features and Benefits
Repels moisture More Info
Logs and wood stay protected and looking great, rain or shine
Resists mold, mildew, and algae growth More Info
Unsightly growths that lead to early degradation of your stain stay where they belong – in a lab
Prevents UV damage to underlying stain More Info
Color shifts are minimized with routine reapplication every 2-4 years
Easy water cleanup More Info
No smelly mineral spirits required. Nose friendly
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
We always say: apply a new coat where needed, when needed. On the south and west sides of the home, that’ll likely be every 2-4 years, depending on exposure. On more protected sides of the home, that could be longer. Do a test every spring and fall to make sure the walls are still sheeting water. If they’re not, it’s time for more Cascade. If using the semi-gloss, you can tell when there’s a sheen difference and will know it’s time for maintenance, as well. Keep it in the easy zone! Routine maintenance will save you a lot of time and money (and headaches!), so make sure you’re keeping up on that Cascade clear coat.
For a slightly higher sheen, yes, you can apply one extra coat of Cascade. It won’t net you a major difference in protection and longevity to do an extra coat, so feel free, but know that it’s probably not worth it.
It goes on milky, but dries clear. In higher humidity (meaning anything over 50%), it may take a longer time – a few hours – to change to clear. No biggie. It’ll turn clear in time.