There have been so many discussions on what is the best stain out there. Is it worth spending the extra money for the "high priced, they think their stuff is gold" finishes?
Well, just yesterday, our Redmond, WA office (Kathy Murdock to be specific) received some photos from our customer in Mexico - They provide the windows and doors for the Loreto Bay Resort. For a little history; the powers that be at Loreto Bay flew Kathy down there to show her the problems they were having. It seems they had tried just about everything on the market to protect the windows and doors, however, due to the scorching temperatures, high UV exposure, unrelenting ocean breezes, and salt air, nothing was lasting more than 3 to 6 months. Kathy spent several days with them; training them on proper preperation and application techniques to get the most out of our products.
The photo's I'm presenting are evidence of what a good quality finish system can do. These doors and windows have 2 coats of Perma Chink Systems Lifeline Ultra 2 followed by 1 coat of Lifeline Advance Top Coat. The finish was applied 2 years ago. I'm also attaching a window that had a different (unknown) product on it, that was installed at the same time, in order for you to get a good comparison. I don't think anyone will have any trouble determining which one does not have Perma Chink Products on it.
For an afternote - Because of the wonderful results they've attained, using the Ultra 2 with Advance has become Spec on all windows and doors manufactured by West Coat Millworks.