Log Home Stain
After the installation of your new log home
the True North Water Borne Natural Oil Finish is applied. This
finish protection is unique in that it does not inhibit the breathing
of the log, a trait naturally inherent to wood and the vital performance
and health you can expect from your log home.
True North Water Borne Natural Oil Finish provides excellent UV
protection and will not peel or blister.
True North's Water Borne
Natural Oil Finish is a hybrid technology providing the penetrating
advantages of traditional solvent based products with the environmental
benefits of water based technology which results in years of exceptional
protection with ease of maintenance.
Our UV Primer Coat Technology
The finish of your home begins in the factory where every log
is cut to full size and immediately treated using a unique environmentally
safe UV Primer Coat, a first in the industry. The advantage of
this process is the deep penetration into the log, providing dimensional
stabilization (which equalizes the evaporation of moisture from
the cellular structure of the log reducing any dramatic movement
during the natural drying process). Excellent protection is also
provided against wood destroying fungi, insect infestation and
Our UV Primer Coat is a major benefit, providing protection for
your logs from the elements during the construction process and
extending the time frame for final onsite stain application.
Applications For Our Water Borne Natural Oil Finish
North's Water Borne Natural Oil Finish is available in a range
of formulas and colours. The Exterior Formula is available in Natural,
Forest Green, Eagle Tavern Green, Woodlands, and Cranberry. These
formulas are applied as a first and/or second coat on exterior
logs, decking, and log home detailed surfaces such as window moldings,
fascias, railings and spindles. Colours can be used in combination
with a Natural Finish for accents or an entire exterior colour.
The "top coat" is a finishing coat for the above Exterior Formulas.
The Interior Formula is available in Natural, Optimum Clear Medium
(satin finish) and Woodlands. These formulas are designed to enhance
the natural beauty of wood grain, providing a breathable protective
coating on interior log surfaces, which is cleanable, colourfast
and durable. A three-coat system is sometime chosen for Optimum
Clear Medium surfaces depending on aesthetics desired, however
these formulas are customarily a two-coat system.
True North's UV Primer Coat, followed by two coats of True North
brand stain, is the only approved system which complies with the
requirements of our warranty. It is important to apply one coat
of True North "Natural" after the house is erected. The
unique water based formula will not affect the gaskets and sealants
supplied with the True North joinery. It is recommended to rinse
the log walls with water before applying the first job site stain
coat. The final "top coat" should then be applied the following
day. Again this is to prevent discoloration occurring
beneath the stain.