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Perma-Chink Lifeline Ultra-2 Stain

Lifeline Ultra-2 Stain is a premium, waterborne, transparent, exterior wood finish that will beautifully protect your home for years.  A clear topcoat of Lifeline Advance will add depth and clarity to your woodgrain, extend the life of your stain, and make future maintenance much easier.

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 when 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 Ultra-2 Stain premium exterior stain is the first component of a highly durable two-component exterior wood finish system.  The two-coat application of Lifeline Ultra-2 helps to ensure consistent color development on your walls.  The second component is a clear topcoat of Lifeline Advance in either a Gloss or Satin sheen.  The advanced waterborne formula enriches the look of natural wood grain and protects against damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun. This two-component system has proven so durable that Perma-Chink covers it with a 5-year limited warranty. See Warranty.  

Both homeowners and contractors appreciate how easy it is to (1) apply with an airless sprayer or brush, as well as (2) maintain the finish over the years.  The smooth surface of the Lifeline Advance clear coat repels dirt and dust, and makes walls easier to clean.


Lifeline Ultra-2 features include:

  • Unparalleled UV protection
  • Excellent water repellency
  • Breathable film that allows moisture vapor molecules to escape from the logs
  • Mold and mildew resistant
  • Lowest maintenance of any exterior finish

Application Guide:


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

Stain type:                              Water-based

Coats:                                      2 coats, plus 1-2 coats 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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