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Behind the Build – Painting 40′ Glulams

Behind the Scenes, Brands, Construction

Feb 1, 2022

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These 33, 40′ glulam beams are one of the only wooden elements in the entire structure. Since they will extend to the exterior we needed a protective coating that would protect the wood from weather and UV damage. That’s why Chip selected products from Perma-Chink. We first worked with Perma-Chink when we renovated our real log cabin (Misty Mill) a couple of years ago. We’ve seen first hand how well their products stand up to intense sunlight and humid weather of central GA.

Chip’s Tips & Take-A-Ways

  1. Start with a high quality base coat. This will enriches the look of natural wood grain and protect against damaging UV rays from the sun.
  2. If you’re spraying, it’s important to back brush or back roll while the paint or stain is still wet to ensure proper sealing and adhesion even in all those crack and crevices.
  3. Don’t forget to finish with a UV Sealant like Perma-Chink’s Lifeline Advance. This extends the life of the finish system while adding depth and highlights to the appearance. It makes your exterior walls easier to keep clean and has the right permeability to keep the film breathable while repelling liquid water.

Pinhoti Problem Solving Tools & Partners:

Perma-Chink Systems

Stinger Brush

Boise Cascade

Painting services: English Builders, Inc.

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