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Perma-Chink Lifeline Exterior Stain

Lifeline Exterior is Perma-Chink’s original exterior semi-transparent wall stain that has been improved over the years.  Lifeline Exterior provides the water repellency, UV protection, breathability and flexibility needed for your logs, timbers, wood siding and trim.  Apply a clear topcoat of Lifeline Advance for added protection and beauty.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON 5 GALLON PAILS of this product when purchased online and shipped to the 48 contiguous United States.

FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON 5 GALLON PAILS of this product purchased online and shipped to the 48 contiguous United States. Offer does not apply to Alaska or Hawaii. Free shipping applies to this item only—not the entire order.


Lifeline Exterior Stain, Perma-Chink’s original exterior wall stain formula, has been updated and improved for over 20 years. Lifeline Exterior forms a thin film at the surface of logs where the protection is needed. Its breathability and flexibility allows logs to go through seasonal expansion and contraction while drying out to their core. Apply a clear topcoat of Lifeline Advance to maximize durability and minimize maintenance cost and labor.


Lifeline Exterior Stain features include:

  • Long lasting color retention
  • Excellent UV protection
  • Water repellency
  • Breathability to allow unseasoned logs to dry out
  • Flexibility to expand and contract with natural log movement
  • Easy application
  • Soap and water clean up

Application Guide:


Where to use:                        Exterior – Log homes, timbers, wood siding and trim

Stain type:                              Water-based

Coats:                                      2 coats; recommend 1 coat of Lifeline Advance Clear Topcoat

Surface prep:                         Clean and dry; free of mold and mildew; never use steel wool

Application temperature:   40°F to 90°F

Application method:            Airless sprayer or brush; back-brushing required

Clean up:                                 If wet:  Soap and warm water

                                                  If dried:  Soften with alcohol or mineral spirits; then warm water

Drying time:                           Dry to the touch in 2-4 hours; cures in 72 hours

Coverage:                                1st coat:   350-450 sq. ft. per gallon

                                                  2nd coat:   600-800 sq. ft. per gallon

                                                  Coverage depends on porosity of wood

IMPORTANT:  Use Wet Samples to choose stain color.

Before purchasing stain, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND testing wet samples of the stain on your home in the color or colors that you are considering—for the following reasons:

  1. Stain color on your computer will look different on your home.
  2. The appearance of a stain color is affected by the wood being stained—due to factors such as wood species, texture, and porosity.
  3. Wet samples of stain are available at no or low cost.
  4. Choosing your stain color by first testing wet samples to know how it will really look on your home will ensure that you get the color that is just right for your home.


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