Flood Coating

The act to apply heavy coats of paint, stain solution to ensure the surface is full , corner to corner.

Flood coating the first coat ensures deeper penetration. Often , stain failure occurs from too light of a first coat. Once the first coat is dry, the coats that follow are only an accumulation, which is attached to the first coat. If the first coat was thin, it is my belief, most stains fail because the applicator never flood coated the most important coat of all. The first coat.

This applies to priming walls as well. A typical interior wall has drywall mud and paper. The mud absorbs paint differently that the paper. If you poorly apply primer, or the "first coat:, you are left with a wall that has uneven product which results in uneven finish coats. Flashing, patchy looking walls are a result of too thin first coats including watery paint that dries leaving little more than chalk.

This is why we choose one the best painting products available.

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Flood Coating

This is how we apply stain, primer or paint to wood. We use a combination of airless and HVLP  sprayers. The idea is to  soak, saturate the wood with stain, paint or clear coat until the product is full. We do this in 3 stages around the log building

Log Home Staining (before after) Timber Pro Coatings

Here’s a before/ after example of a Douglas Fir log shop stained and clear coated using Timber Pro Coatings.

This is a 3 coat process. Each coat is flood-coated, which means getting a log to soak as much stain as it will absorb per coat.  

As the stain absorbs into the wood you back brush it out until there are no drips or sagging (until it looks even and absorbed).  We do this three times around the building.

By the time you are on the 3rd coat, the wood is what we call “full” which means you no longer see any dry spots.