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Bugs and heat loss should be a thing of the past. UV Guard Textured Caulk was designed to keep the elements on the outside while blending in with the texture of your wood. UV Guard Textured Caulk may be used where a narrower bead with blended natural appearance is desired, for instance, on Full Scribe Logs, Tongue & Groove and D-Log Homes. It is also recommended for use on corners and other dynamically moving joints such as green log construction, where shrinkage may be substantial and backer rod may not be used. UV Guard Textured Caulk may be used without installing backer rod; however, for optimum joint design a small backer rod or bond breaker is recommended wherever possible.
UV Guard Textured Log Home Caulk Advantages:
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Easy Application
- Safe For Interior or Exterior Use
- Unsurpassed Elasticity
- Engineered Green Qualified- Low VOC Formula
- Water Clean Up
- Durable, UV Resistant
- Stays Flexible
UV GUARD Textured Caulk can be applied using a commercial pump or caulking gun (bulk loading,air-powered or standard gun). Do not thin this product with water. Hold nozzle at a 45° angle to apply bead. Apply uniform pressure to form a smooth, even bead. Tool the bead to a smooth finish. For best results, cured beads should be between 1/8” – 1/2” wide and 1/8” – 1/4” deep. For joints that exceed 1/4” width, install a polyethylene, closed-cell backer rod before caulking. Do not use in below-grade applications or below water line.
NOTE: To tool bead use a narrow trowel and spray the back of the trowel with a release agent (50/50 water and isopropyl alcohol). This will allow the trowel to glide smoothly over the UV GUARD Textured Caulk. Do not spray the release agent directly on the wood surface.
When UV GUARD Textured Caulk is to be applied to logs or other wood surfaces, LOG GUARD® Interior Clear Coat, UV GUARD® Exterior/Interior Wood Finish, UV GUARD® II Exterior Wood Finish or SuSTAIN® should be applied prior to this application for three reasons:
1) They act as a primer and create a better bonding surface.
2) Pigmented stains subsequently applied will discolor the caulk.
3) Maintenance coats of Clear LOG GUARD Interior Clear Coat, UV GUARD Exterior/Interior Wood Finish, UV GUARD II Exterior Wood Finish or SuSTAIN will not discolor the caulk.
UV GUARD Textured Caulk should not be applied for at least 24 hours after the application of LOG GUARD Interior Clear Coat, UV GUARD Exterior/Interior Wood Finish or UV GUARD II Exterior Wood Finish.
UV GUARD Textured Caulk will be skinned over on the surface in 20-30 minutes and will be surface dry in 8-10 hours under normal conditions. It will be fully cured in 1-3 weeks. Actual times will vary depending on temperature and relative humidity. Caulking should be protected from contact damage for at least one week
UV GUARD Textured Caulk must be protected from freezing and stored in temperatures that do not exceed 90° F. Opened containers may be stored by floating a thin film of water (1/16”) on the surface of the material, covering it with plastic, and tightly relidding the container. Do not store in direct sunlight.
Clean uncured UV GUARD Textured Caulk immediately from tools, hands and equipment with soap and water. If the material is allowed to dry, it may need to be removed with a solvent.