What is Perma-chink?
Perma-Chink Chinking is a flexible, textured chinking that seals the open gaps between logs to eliminate heat loss and air infiltration. Perma-Chink Chinking is a pure acrylic that adheres to logs and stretches to maintain a tight seal by following log movement.
How much does it cost to chink a log home?
If you were to chink the cabin using mortar chinking the cost of chinking would be $211.20. Both of these prices exclude labor and backing rods. Backing roads are typically $0.25/foot and labor can be roughly priced at $8/foot.
Can you paint Perma-chink?
Textured Latex Paint for Perma-Chink When restoring an older home, Chink-Paint can save time and money by eliminating the need to mask off the chinking before staining. Simply wait for the stain to dry and then apply a coat of Chink-Paint in whichever color you desire.
How long does Permachink take to dry?
In warm or hot weather, Perma-Chink will begin to skin over in as little as ten minutes while a complete cure may take three to four weeks. Cooler weather will slow both the drying time and curing process. Clean area and equipment immediately with warm, soapy water before the Perma- Chink dries.
What is the white stuff in log homes for?
Perma-Chink is a flexible, textured chinking that seals the open gaps between logs to eliminate heat loss and air infiltration. Even though it looks and feels like traditional mortar, it’s not. Perma-Chink is a pure acrylic that adheres to logs and stretches to maintain a tight seal by following log movement.
How much Permachink do I need?
A rule of thumb is to add 25% to the square footage of a wall to compensate for the increased surface area created by the curvature of the logs. So in the above example, if the logs are round you would multiply the 332 square feet by 1.25 resulting in 415 square feet of wood surface area.
What do Barnwood Builders use for chinking?
Up until the early 1980’s many log cabins had mortar chinking installed. Today, the majority of chink used is made of a synthetic mixture….Homemade (mortar) chinking recipes.
|Cement and Sand
|1 Part Pre-Dyed Cement 1 Part Fine Sand
|Cement, Sand, and Lime
|6 Part Sand 2 Part Portland Cement 1 Part Lime
Can caulk be used for chinking?
Caulking is more elastic than chinking and has no texture or very light texture; while chinking comes in various colors or textures. Due to higher elasticity caulking is a great option for using it in smaller joints (i.e. ¼” to 2” wide).
Can you stain chinking on a log home?
Can you stain log chinking or change color in any way? The answer is yes; Perma-Chink can be stained but it will not take the color as the wood does, so the results may be undesirable. Perma-Chink manufactures Chink Paint to change the color of the chinking if so desired.