How To Apply Lifeline Exterior Stain
finishes are water-based, film-forming coatings. Although we refer to our pigmented coatings as “stains,” they do not “colorize” the wood like penetrating oil-based products; they form a film on the surface of the wood, thus protecting the underlying wood from the effects of wind, water and sunlight.
Since they form a film on top of the wood they rely on proper surface preparation to ensure good adhesion. The presence of dirt, dust, mill glaze, chemical contaminates or non-compatible finishes will compromise adhesion of the Lifeline finish to the wood.