Exterior Sealer for Log Ends

Log End Seal protects exposed log ends from deterioration due to the elements. Sunlight, wind, rain, snow and ice all play a role in degrading wood surfaces. This is especially true for log ends where the end grain is exposed and cracks and checks are prone to develop. Even if the ends are coated with a quality stain, the exposed grain of the wood acts like small straws drawing water into the log. This gives rot and decay an opportunity to start. If left unprotected, log or log corner replacement may eventually be required. Log End Seal is a clear finish that helps to keep water from penetrating into the log ends and provides a durable layer of protection against sun, wind, and weather damage. To get the best appearance and color match, grind and sand log ends smooth, then apply Lifeline exterior finish. When dry, apply a coat of Log End Seal to form a water repellent barrier. Finally apply a clear topcoat of Lifeline Advance Gloss or Satin.

Features and Statistics

Shelf Life
  • 1 year
Application Temperature
  • 5o to 30o
  • Do not freeze!
Application Methods
  • Brush
Surface Preparation
  • Clean and Dry
  • Sand log ends
  • Apply Lifeline stain before Log End Seal
Frequency
  • Use Log End Seal as needed depending on the climate and weather exposure
Special Instructions
  • Apply Lifeline stain to the entire home, including the log ends.
  • When the Lifeline has dried, apply Log End Seal with a brush, taking care to completely cover the exposed log end. Wipe off any extra that may have worked its way onto the sides of logs.
  • Apply Log End Seal before applying Lifeline clear topcoat.
  • Wash equipment and brushes with a soap and warm water.
Drying Time
  • Dry to the touch in 1-3 hours