We know it can be  Confusing

best log stain

It doesn’t get any more important than this. This is a big job….do you want to do it again in a few years because you cheaped out on a quality log stain?!?

Poor log home stain not only doesn’t last but requires removal when it fails. Plus, you have to do the big job all over again! More time, more cost and it rips your soul out.  A log dream can quickly turn into a log nightmare!

Be good to yourself and your home and only use the highest quality log home stain on the market.  Stain and caulking designed for wood, are not made for logs… we can’t stress this enough. 

We have different log stain lines all designed for logs and timbers and for various different applications. Speak with a specialist and we will help you select what is best for your specific scenario. See the chart below for a side by side comparison on how to choose the best log stain for the job.

How do I choose? What is the difference?

Sashco Capture Log Stain– Water Based and a great choice when dealing with a raw logs or timbers. Maintenance is a clear coat. (less expensive and easier)

Sashco Transformation Siding and Trim Log Stain– Oil in water Hybrid formula. Great on logs & timbers, decks, fences and trims. No Peel Formula. Maintenance is a stain coat.

Sashco Transformation Log and Timber Log Stain Oil based. Great for restoration jobs. Glossy finish. Chemically compatible with a wide range of stains (the go-to stain when you’re not sure what was previously on the wood). Maintenance is a stain coat

Timber Pro Log and Siding Stain–  88 different colors. Unique waterborne natural-oil resin. Great on raw logs. Maintenance can be another color coat or clear coat.

Timber Pro XP Stain–  88 different colors. Unique waterborne natural-oil resin. Compatible for going over most stains**. Maintenance can be another color coat or clear coat.

Timber Pro Deck and Fence Stain–  88 different colors . Unique waterborne natural-oil resin.  No Peel Formula. Maintenance is a stain coat.

Our Stain Products

Sikkens Deck Stain

Sikkens deck stain Cetol DEK Finish, now renamed Sico Proluxe Premium Deck Wood Finishing in Canada  is a high performance, translucent satin finish for exterior decks. This alkyd high solids formulation offers optimum protection, ultimate durability and a beautiful furniture finish appearance with the simplicity of a one product two coat application **Sikkens deck stain requires heated shipping from Oct-April as it can't freeze.  Pickup is still available year round. Please contact us directly for shipping quote to add heat as it won't calculate automatically.

Sashco Capture Log Stain

Capture® Log Stain’s unique formula moves freely as your logs move, instead of cracking and peeling like the other wood finishes.


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Sashco Cascade Exterior Clearcoat


Protect your Stain and Logs

You’ve applied Capture® Log Stain and your log home is now the perfect color – the one you always dreamed of. Now it’s time to apply Cascade® Clear Top Coat to help keep your log home in picture-perfect shape for years to come. Cascade’s sheen brings out the depth and character of the wood grain while minimizing color shifts in the Capture® Log Stain. Its easy-to-apply water-based formula makes routine maintenance simple and headache-free, so you get to spend more time enjoying log your home, not working on it. Stain Calculator & View More Info

Sashco Transformation Siding and Trim (Hybrid)


The best part is that Transformation Siding and Trim won’t peel.

Wood siding can be beautiful, but it usually screams “high maintenance.” Get Transformation Stain® Siding and Trim and give your ears the silence they deserve. Based on a stain formula that was originally created to withstand the extreme requirements of log homes, Transformation Stain® Siding and Trim wood siding stain is no stranger to high performance. It moves and flexes with the wood to maintain a protective coat that remains beautiful over time. The best part is that Transformation Siding and Trim won’t peel, which makes maintenance easy: a light power wash, followed by another coat of stain, and you’re done.


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Sashco Transformation Log and Timber (Oil Based)

Transformation Log & Timber is an oil-based finish that is ideal for new construction or renovation of Log and Timber Frame homes.


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Olympic Deck Cleaner

A unique, premium quality product that penetrates deep to remove dirt and mildew stains. Restores the clean, natural look to exterior wood, concrete, composites and other surfaces. DESCRIPTION: Deep cleans surface prior to application USES: Decks, fences, siding, wooden furniture. pressure treated lumber, concrete, brick

Olympic Deck Stripper 3.78L

A premium stripper that will remove all latex and oil-based deck coatings, including semi-transparent and solid colour stains, varnishes, polyurethanes and water sealants.    

Sikkens Cetol 1

Sikkens Cetol 1 RE Stain is a premium, translucent, exterior wood base coat to be used with Sikkens Cetol 23 Plus. Its superior oil alkyd formulation offers excellent penetration and adhesion to vertical wood surfaces. Powerful UV absorbents protect color and wood substrates. Provides a mildew-resistant finish. Stain Calculator

Sikkens Cetol 23 Plus RE

Sikkens Cetol 23 Plus is a premium translucent topcoat for Cetol 1. Sikkens Cetol 23 Plus offers superior UV protection, and is highly transparent, water repellent, weather resistant, flexible, and breathable. Stain Calculator

Sikkens Cetol Log and Siding

The Sikkens Cetol Log & Siding gives wood applications a vivid look and a smooth touch. Most importantly, it provides superior protection and performance that increase the wood’s lifespan. Stain Calculator

Sikkens Cetol Maintenance RE

Sikkens Cetol Maintenance RE is a premium, clear, alkyd resin exterior wood finish designed for use exclusively as a maintenance coat on wood previously coated with Sikkens ProLuxe Log & Siding or Sikkens Cetol 2/3 Plus. 1 Gallon (Clear) Stain Calculator

Sikkens Cetol SRD RE

Great for Decks! Sikkens Cetol SRD is an excellent oil-based solution for most types of outdoor exterior applications. It gives a translucent effect, and you only have to apply one coat on siding, decking, log homes, and rails. Furthermore, you can have your pick from no less than seven different wood tones. Stain Calculator

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