Permachink: Funny Name for the Elixir That Will Protect Your Wooden Doors and Windows in Loreto

perma-chink-systems-logo-reviewThere have been many discussions across www.myloretobay.com, http://loretobay.ning.com and the SF Bay Area Homeowners Yahoo Group on the best ways for owners to protect all the wood doors and windows on our casas.

This past weekend at the potluck Jane Lurie slipped me a piece of white paper which was entitled “Permachink”. The information is courtesy of Susan Hill, another homeowner in Loreto Bay.

Secret agent Jane wanted me to share this with everyone on our site, so here it is.

What is Permachink?

Perma-chink Systems, Inc. (aka.Permachink) is a company that provides products for log home care & maintenance. Their website claims they manufacture Environmentally Friendly products.

Hence their products suitability for Loreto Bay’s wooden doors and windows. Loreto Bay has selected these products after testing out many others.

What does a homeowner need and how much is needed?

There are two products needed from Permachink, a stain and a sealant. Both are water soluble and only the thinnest of applications is needed. According to Susan Hill, 1 gallon of each was plenty for her Casa Chica.

Permachinkstain_2 U2G830 LL Ultra 830 Dark Natural (stain) will match the LB dark doors & window stain. Instructions for applying this stain can be found here. There is also great information on maintenance.

Permachinksatinseal ADSG LL Advance Top Coat Satin (sealant) goes on top of the stain application. Instructions for applying the seal can be found here.

How much will the products cost?

Permachink’s online store will give the exact price. However, Susan Hill notes that 1 gallon of each product including tax and shipping to a US address will be $180.00.

Where do I buy it?

You can buy it from Permachink’s online store.

How do I get them to Loreto Bay?

Unfortunately the products cannot be transported by plane so it has to be brought down by car. Susan Hill has a list of homeowners that need this product and has asked those that are driving down to contact her if possible and help bring this much needed product to those that have their homes completed. You can find her request here.

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  • Jane

    <p>Hi Loni and Clint,</p> <p>Since 1 gallon of each will do for a Casa Chica and we have a Bohemia, we ordered 2 of each to be sure. Actually, the quantity you need is not related to the square footage of the home, but to the amount of exterior wood exposed to the sun. We'll know the needs of the Bohemia model after we apply it to our casa this month.</p> <p>By the way, I contacted the Permachink company over the weekend, because I was concerned about putting in an order so close to our departure date. I received a called this morning (Monday) at 8am with assurance that my order would get here this week. So it seems like they have excellent service.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you two there later this month.<br /> Jane and Sharon</p>

  • Cindi Vernold, FN541

    <p>We just obtained some more Permachink pricing info and wanted to share. </p> <p>If you only need 1 or 2 gallons and/or you have no way of getting the product to Loreto by yourself, WestCoast Millworks (located in Loreto) offers reasonable pricing (as compared to buying direct from Permachink). </p> <p>But, if you need larger quantities and you have a way to get the product down to Loreto, buying on-line is the way to go. We have listed the cheapest on-line place we found. </p> <p>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <br /> Lifeline Ultra-2 (stain, need 2 coats for untreated wood):<br /> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <br /> – $100/gallon: <br /> – purchase from WestCoast Millworks <br /> – pick-up from their office/factory in Loreto (they would probably also deliver to your house for free) </p> <p>- $94/gallon (or $378 for 5 gallons): <br /> – purchase from <a href="http://www.permachink.com/&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.permachink.com/</a>&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.permachink.com/</a></a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.permachink.com/</a></a></a&gt; <br /> – delivery to your US home included in stated price<br /> <br /> – $68/gallon (or $292 for 5 gallons): <br /> – purchase from <a href="http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx</a>&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx</a></a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx</a></a></a&gt; <br /> – delivery to your US home included in stated price </p> <p><br /> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <br /> Lifeline Advanced (top coat/sealer, need 2 coats initially):<br /> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <br /> – $100/gallon: <br /> – purchase from WestCoast Millworks <br /> – pick-up from their office/factory in Loreto (they would probably also deliver to your house for free)<br /> <br /> – $85/gallon (or $336 for 5 gallons): <br /> – purchase from <a href="http://www.permachink.com/&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.permachink.com/</a>&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.permachink.com/</a></a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.permachink.com/</a></a></a&gt; <br /> – delivery to your US home included in stated price </p> <p>- $65/gallon (or $269 for 5 gallons): <br /> – purchase from <a href="http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx</a>&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx</a></a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx</a></a></a&gt; <br /> – delivery to your US home included in stated price <br /> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<br /> </p>

  • Jane

    Hi Loni and Clint,

    Since 1 gallon of each will do for a Casa Chica and we have a Bohemia, we ordered 2 of each to be sure. Actually, the quantity you need is not related to the square footage of the home, but to the amount of exterior wood exposed to the sun. We’ll know the needs of the Bohemia model after we apply it to our casa this month.

    By the way, I contacted the Permachink company over the weekend, because I was concerned about putting in an order so close to our departure date. I received a called this morning (Monday) at 8am with assurance that my order would get here this week. So it seems like they have excellent service.

    We look forward to seeing you two there later this month.
    Jane and Sharon

  • Jane

    Hi Loni and Clint,

    Since 1 gallon of each will do for a Casa Chica and we have a Bohemia, we ordered 2 of each to be sure. Actually, the quantity you need is not related to the square footage of the home, but to the amount of exterior wood exposed to the sun. We’ll know the needs of the Bohemia model after we apply it to our casa this month.

    By the way, I contacted the Permachink company over the weekend, because I was concerned about putting in an order so close to our departure date. I received a called this morning (Monday) at 8am with assurance that my order would get here this week. So it seems like they have excellent service.

    We look forward to seeing you two there later this month.
    Jane and Sharon

  • Cindi Vernold, FN541

    We just obtained some more Permachink pricing info and wanted to share.

    If you only need 1 or 2 gallons and/or you have no way of getting the product to Loreto by yourself, WestCoast Millworks (located in Loreto) offers reasonable pricing (as compared to buying direct from Permachink).

    But, if you need larger quantities and you have a way to get the product down to Loreto, buying on-line is the way to go. We have listed the cheapest on-line place we found.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lifeline Ultra-2 (stain, need 2 coats for untreated wood):
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    – $100/gallon:
    – purchase from WestCoast Millworks
    – pick-up from their office/factory in Loreto (they would probably also deliver to your house for free)

    – $94/gallon (or $378 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.permachink.com/
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price

    – $68/gallon (or $292 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lifeline Advanced (top coat/sealer, need 2 coats initially):
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    – $100/gallon:
    – purchase from WestCoast Millworks
    – pick-up from their office/factory in Loreto (they would probably also deliver to your house for free)

    – $85/gallon (or $336 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.permachink.com/
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price

    – $65/gallon (or $269 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • geoff ward

      As the pioneer who researched and brought Permachink into the finishing arena of the Loretobay project and as the Authorized Distributor ; a few corrections need to be made to the above information.

      1) The Ultra 2 Stain 830 Dark Natural will not match all doors on the project because a formula using 3 different colors was selected by an LBC commitee and used on all doors and windows provided by Westcoastmillworks ,Mexico. These are all doors and windows in Clusters 11, 12 and 14 ( with a handfull in Clusters 8,9 and 10 as the other provider bailed ).

      2) WCM ‘s current pricing for the Stain ( LBC Mix) or individual colors are as follows;
      Stain – ……………………………………..$ 95 / gallon
      Satin Advance Lifeline Topcoat ………$ 85 / gallon

      3) The above products are legally imported and available from our shop in Loreto.

      4) Please feel free to contact me with questions should you require further information.

      Geoff Ward / Owner
      Loreto Office from outside Mexico 011-52-613-135-2177
      or contact us through our website wcmillworks.com

  • Cindi Vernold, FN541

    We just obtained some more Permachink pricing info and wanted to share.

    If you only need 1 or 2 gallons and/or you have no way of getting the product to Loreto by yourself, WestCoast Millworks (located in Loreto) offers reasonable pricing (as compared to buying direct from Permachink).

    But, if you need larger quantities and you have a way to get the product down to Loreto, buying on-line is the way to go. We have listed the cheapest on-line place we found.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lifeline Ultra-2 (stain, need 2 coats for untreated wood):
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    – $100/gallon:
    – purchase from WestCoast Millworks
    – pick-up from their office/factory in Loreto (they would probably also deliver to your house for free)

    – $94/gallon (or $378 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.permachink.com/
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price

    – $68/gallon (or $292 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lifeline Advanced (top coat/sealer, need 2 coats initially):
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    – $100/gallon:
    – purchase from WestCoast Millworks
    – pick-up from their office/factory in Loreto (they would probably also deliver to your house for free)

    – $85/gallon (or $336 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.permachink.com/
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price

    – $65/gallon (or $269 for 5 gallons):
    – purchase from http://www.twincreeksloghomes.com/exstain.aspx
    – delivery to your US home included in stated price
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • geoff ward

      As the pioneer who researched and brought Permachink into the finishing arena of the Loretobay project and as the Authorized Distributor ; a few corrections need to be made to the above information.

      1) The Ultra 2 Stain 830 Dark Natural will not match all doors on the project because a formula using 3 different colors was selected by an LBC commitee and used on all doors and windows provided by Westcoastmillworks ,Mexico. These are all doors and windows in Clusters 11, 12 and 14 ( with a handfull in Clusters 8,9 and 10 as the other provider bailed ).

      2) WCM ‘s current pricing for the Stain ( LBC Mix) or individual colors are as follows;
      Stain – ……………………………………..$ 95 / gallon
      Satin Advance Lifeline Topcoat ………$ 85 / gallon

      3) The above products are legally imported and available from our shop in Loreto.

      4) Please feel free to contact me with questions should you require further information.

      Geoff Ward / Owner
      Loreto Office from outside Mexico 011-52-613-135-2177
      or contact us through our website wcmillworks.com

  • geoff ward

    As the pioneer who researched and brought Permachink into the finishing arena of the Loretobay project and as the Authorized Distributor ; a few corrections need to be made to the above information.<br />
    <br />
    1) The Ultra 2 Stain 830 Dark Natural will not match all doors on the project because a formula using 3 different colors was selected by an LBC commitee and used on all doors and windows provided by Westcoastmillworks ,Mexico. These are all doors and windows in Clusters 11, 12 and 14 ( with a handfull in Clusters 8,9 and 10 as the other provider bailed ).<br />
    <br />
    2) WCM 's current pricing for the Stain ( LBC Mix) or individual colors are as follows;<br />
    Stain – ……………………………………..$ 95 / gallon<br />
    Satin Advance Lifeline Topcoat ………$ 85 / gallon<br />
    <br />
    3) The above products are legally imported and available from our shop in Loreto.<br />
    <br />
    4) Please feel free to contact me with questions should you require further information.<br />
    <br />
    Geoff Ward / Owner<br />
    Loreto Office from outside Mexico 011-52-613-135-2177<br />
    or contact us through our website wcmillworks.com