Exterior Wood Stain Considerations

AN ON-DEMAND WEBINAR BY CHRIS BUFFALO

Since the VOC law change in 2012 transparent and semi-transparent stain performance evaluation has become challenging. Many factors such as texture, solvent restrictions and the use of hazardous chemicals in cleanup and maintenance should be considered when specifying a stain for exterior wood use. This course explores those factors and provides case studies showcasing different results.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the importance of wood texture in stain selection/performance
  • Understand the VOC law change in 2012 and its impact on stain performance
  • Gain clarity on the difference between film forming and penetrating finishes (oil vs. water).
  • Understand the true labor/maintenance costs associated with above stain decisions over a 10-year span, the $100,000 question.

WHO SHOULD WATCH

Residential/low-rise commercial architects and design professionals, custom home builders, construction superintendents, service/warranty managers, contractors specializing in the installation of cedar or wood siding as well as mold remediation contractors.

PRESENTER

Chris Buffalo has over 20 years’ experience in the custom wood milling industry. He is owner and co-founder of Buffalo Lumber Company Inc and has now retired from active operations to pursue Architect Education full-time.

Note: You can also register for the AIA/CEU version of this webinar, offering 1 learning unit and counts as “Health Safety & Welfare” HSW credit, by clicking button below.

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