Transformation Log & Timber stain isn’t just for restoration. On new construction, Transformation provides a solid foundation of protection that can actually reduce the frequency of future maintenance, saving you precious time and hard-earned money. Compared to some of the most popular stains on the market, Transformation out-performed them in color and appearance retention. And since Transformation dramatically improves the appearance of restored wood, can you imagine the beauty of this coating on new logs? Transformation Stain delivers beauty that lasts.
Transformation Stain Log & Timber benefits include:
- Semi-transparent gloss log home stain that shows off the wood grain
- Perfect for log home restoration projects. Works great on new log home construction, too.
- Stunning oil finish truly transforms your log home
- Chemically compatible with a wide range of stains – the go-to stain when you’re not sure what was previously on the wood
- A variety of oils penetrate and protect the wood, resulting in a lasting finish
- More open time means no lap marks
- Compatible with all Sashco caulking and chinking products
- Exquisite color portfolio designed specifically for log homes
- Protects from log and wood rot
Sashco Transformation Log & Timber Coverage & application
- 2 coat coverage
- 1st Coat Coverage Rate: 200 Square Feet per Gallon
- 2nd Coat Coverage Rate: 400 Square Feet per Gallon
- Apply by airless sprayer the back brush using a natural bristle brush
- Chink or caulk after applying stain
Log home restoration is about a striking transformation: old, damaged, and weathered logs go from dull and lifeless to rich and brilliant again. With Sashco’s Transformation Log & Timber stain, that’s possible. Transformation’s flexible oil-based formula moves with your logs to prevent water and UV damage. It’s compatible with a wide variety of previous stains, making it the go-to product when you don’t know exactly what is on your logs. Its translucent, glossy finish brings out the character of the wood grain, resulting in a beautiful finish that you’ll want to stare at every day. Restore what nature destroyed with Sashco’s Transformation Log & Timber stain.
Different Types of Wood
With log home stains, the same stain can look vastly different on various species and ages of wood. Most likely, the color chart you used showed stain that was applied to new white pine. But, when applied to 50-year-old oak, the stain looks completely different.
Different wood prep methods affect the color
- Pressure washed logs
- Hand-sanded logs
- Media blasted logs
Image below illustrates how wood prep affects the final stain. From the top:
- Media blasted logs (no finish sanding)
- Media blasted logs, finish sanded with Buffy Pads
- Power washed logs, finish sanded with Osborn® brushes
- Power washed logs (no finish sanding)
- Different wood prep affect the final stain color
- Pick a spot on your home
- Do 2 square foot sample
- Do away from the main area
- Not recommend to do on a scrap piece
Mix the pre-stain base coat and stain samples thoroughly
Sorry, folks, but a stir stick just won’t do the trick. There are many ingredients in a semi-transparent stain that tend to sink to the bottom of the container, including the pigments. It’s important to scrape all of those pigments off of the bottom and thoroughly mix them in to see the true color.
Apply Colorfast pre-stain base coat
If you plan on using Colorfast under your stain, apply one coat and allow to thoroughly dry. Colorfast will affect the final color appearance, so it needs to be sampled just like the stain.
Apply the first coat of Transformation Log & Timber
When applying your stain, make sure whatever method you use is the same method you use when you do the actual project. We recommend spraying on and back-brushing all of Sashco’s stains. If you’re brushing on the stain, don’t skimp! Really drench wood with stain when applying.
Apply the second coat of Transformation Log & Timber
After the first coat dries thoroughly, apply the second coat of stain. Follow directions for the product you’re using. Usually, the second coat is a lighter coat designed to even out color and gloss.
Let the stain dry
Did we already say this? We’ll say it again. Allow all coats to dry in between. Wet-on-wet stain always looks different than dry stain, so it’s important to let stain fully dry between coats and after to allow the color to fully develop, penetrate, and show you the true color.
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Sashco Trasnformation Log & Timber stain colors
- Gold Tone Light
- Gold Tone Dark
- Gold Tone Medium
- Red Tone Light
- Red Tone Medium
- Red Tone Dark
- Brown Tone Light
- Brown Tone Medium
- Brown Tone Dark