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Sashco Capture Log Stain

Capture Log Stain is a premium, water-based, semi-transparent stain that combines excellent UV protection, water repellency, breathability, and elasticity for proven durability and beauty for either exterior or interior use. 

Capture Log Stain is available in two versions: (1) traditional pre-tinted Capture (on this product page) in 5-gallon, 1-gallon, and 4 oz sample sizes, and (2) Capture Flex Tint in 5-gallon pails only.  Regardless of the version of Capture Log Stain that you choose, both will provide the same protection and beauty that has made Capture Log Stain so successful.  Plus, a clear Cascade topcoat will add depth and character to the woodgrain, and make maintenance easy without darkening the stain.

To learn about or purchase Capture Flex Tint Stain, including learning about several advantages that Capture Flex Tint has over traditional pre-tinted Capture, see the Sashco Capture Flex Tint Log Stain product page on this site.

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

Capture Log Stain by Sashco is a water-based, semi-transparent stain that allows the beauty of the woodgrain in your logs to show through.   The unique formula of Capture Log Stain makes the stain water repellent, and yet very breathable, allowing moisture vapor to escape from the logs.  Capture’s excellent elasticity allows it to bridge small cracks in the wood surface, and move without cracking or peeling with natural log movement.

Capture is an environmentally friendly stain suitable for both exterior and interior logs and other vertical wood surfaces.  For exterior use, two coats of Capture are recommended, along with a weather-repellent topcoat of Cascade Clear Coat.  For interior use, one or two coats of Capture can be used, or a coat of Capture with a topcoat of Symphony Interior Clear Coat to add depth and richness to the stain color.

In addition to providing excellent protection for exterior log surfaces, the combination of Capture stain with Cascade clear topcoat makes maintenance easy.  When the surface has lost its sheen, simply clean the surface, and apply Cascade to bring back the just-stained look.


Sashco Capture Log Stain features include:

  • Capture Stain’s natural colors add beauty to your logs and allow the woodgrain to be seen
  • The Capture clear topcoat adds depth and character to the wood grain
  • Unique elastic formula allows stain to move freely with the logs, instead of cracking and peeling
  • Excellent protection from damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun
  • Water-repellent
  • Breathable to allow moisture vapor to escape from the logs
  • Water-based
  • Easy to apply and clean up
  • Cascade clear coat makes exterior maintenance easy without darkening the finish

Application Guide:


Where to use:                        Exterior/Interior logs and vertical woodwork

Stain type:                              Water-based

Sheen:                                     Satin

Coats:              Exterior:         2 Capture + 1 Cascade clear topcoat 

                          Interior:         1 Capture (2nd coat is not necessary, but will give deeper color) or

                       1 Capture + 1-2 coats of Symphony clear topcoat (to add depth and

                       richness to the color)        

Application temperature:   40°F to 90°F

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

Surface prep:                         Clean and dry; free of mold and mildew

Clean up:                                Soap and water

Drying time:                           Dries to the touch in 30 minutes in ideal weather

                                                  Retains slight tackiness until top-coated with Cascade on the exterior

Maintenance (exterior):      Light power wash and re-coat of Cascade every 2-5+ years


            1st coat:                       150-250 sq. ft. per gallon

            2nd coat:                      300-400 sq. ft. per gallon

            Maintenance coat:   300-400 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.