Sashco Capture Log Stain
Capture log home stain is the ideal finish formula for newly built or restored wood cabins. It provides durable protection and an excellent appearance. Furthermore, it comes with essential benefits, such as:
–Optimal flexibility – It allows the logs to move as much as they want without cracking or peeling.
–Easy maintenance – As simple as it gets. Spray on a top coat with a weed sprayer, brush out any runs and it dries clear. Maintenance with a clear coat takes about 1/3 of the time and costs about 1/2 when compared to doing maintenance with a stain coat.
–Toxin-free – It is eco-friendly, and it does not endanger your health.
Where to use: Capture® Log Stain on all types of vertical woodwork, exterior or interior. It resists power washing and showcases the character of your logs.
-Easy Soap and Water Cleanup
-Ideal for Exterior and Interior Use
-Add the Finishing Touch with Cascade® Clear Topcoat
PRODUCT FACTS FOR CAPTURE LOG STAIN
40° – 90 °F (4°– 32 °C). Capture dries to the touch in 30 minutes or less, in ideal weather. The finish will retain a slight tackiness until top-coated with Cascade® Clear Topcoat.
Application Temperature Considerations
Air and surface temperatures matter when applying Capture. For Capture Log Stain to dry and adhere properly to the wood, apply the product when the forecast is predicting clear, rain-free and snow-free weather, with air and wood surface temperatures of 40° – 90 °F (4° – 32 °C) both during application and for the rest of the day after it has been applied. (This includes overnight temperatures!) If rain can’t be avoided, protect stained surfaces from direct rainfall for 1-2 days after application. Use a surface thermometer to check surface temperatures.
- Airless Sprayer is preferred with back brushing.
- Brush on…but be sure to back brush and work into all checks and cracks.
|1 GALLON||5 GALLON|
|1st Coat||150-250 SF||750-1250 SF|
|2nd Coat||300-400 SF||1500-2000 SF|
Capture Log Stain coverage will vary with the surface roughness and the porosity of the wood it is applied to.
APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR CAPTURE LOG STAIN
- Creating Finish Longevity: The single most important factor affecting the longevity of a stain is the quantity of stain applied to the wood. Don’t make the mistake of expecting a light mist coat to last very long. Light mist coats will fail quickly, even with the best stains out there. Applying as much stain as the wood will accept on the first coat, while back brushing and forcing it into the wood, results in dramatically improved performance and longevity. This includes filling any cracks or checks in the wood with stain! The first coat is the only time when the stain can penetrate into the wood. Any coats applied after that are just surface coats, so they can go on much lighter.
- Mix Capture Log Stain Properly: Using a “squirrel cage” type mixer, thoroughly mix the stain, being sure to scrape all pigments off the bottom of the pail. Pails with different lot numbers should be blended together to ensure consistent color. Stir the stain every 10-15 minutes throughout application.
- Spray Capture on and Back Brush it in: Using a Graco 313 or 515 sprayer tip (or equivalent in a different brand), apply the first coat of Capture Log Stain to the wood. The best long-term performance is achieved when the first coat is applied to the point of refusal (meaning the wood won’t accept any more stain). Follow behind immediately with vigorous back brushing using large 5-6 in. deck and siding paint brushes on 3-4 foot long poles. This forces the stain into the pores of the wood and promotes penetration and adhesion. Capture Log Stain dries very quickly so it’s important to keep a “wet edge,” without stopping, until you reach a natural break in the wall surface. If stopping in the middle of the log is necessary, simply “feather out” the stain, trailing it off into nothing. Apply Capture to one wall at a time, starting at the top and working completely across 3-4 logs high. When the top 3-4 logs are stained, move down the wall to the next 3-4 logs. Continue in a similar pattern to thq8 loge bottom of the wall, working around doors and windows. Clean any drips that may get on lower logs to avoid overlap marks.
- Spray on a Light Second coat of Capture: Brush out any runs.
- Apply Cascade Clear Coat: For exterior applications Capture Log Stain must be top coated with Cascade for water-resistance and added UV protection
Measured Square Footage
Take each wall and multiply length x height. Example 40' long x 10' high= 400 sq. ft.
Add each wall together Example 400 + 400 + 250 + 250 = 1300 sq. ft.
For each of your gable ends (the triangles) use Base x Height/2
Example 30' x 15' = 450'/2 = 225 sq ft. Add all areas together.
Adjust for Type of Log
A round log has a different surface area than a flat timber. We must account for the curvature and size of the log so we don't end up short on stain. Select your log type
Most maintenance coats are done with one coat, often clear. If you plan to add a coat of color and a clear, feel free to ask one of our specialists for some advice.
Rough logs will take more stain than smooth logs. If your logs are rough, check off the box and it will calculate based on a rough surface.
Note: All calculations are estimated. Actual coverage will vary based on surface condition, species and moisture content.