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Stain Applicator

Tend machines that spray stain preservatives on finished lumber.

What does a Stain Applicator do?

Tends machine that sprays stain preservative on finished lumber to retard decay and excessive weathering: Empties drums of stain into storage tank and turns valve to combine water with stain at specified ratio. Turns valve to pump staining solution into spray units, and turns dial to adjust spray on lumber passing on conveyor. Examines lumber to determine amount of solution being applied, and adjusts spray units to ensure adequate coverage while preventing excessive waste. Opens valves to switch to alternate tank when solution level is low. Cleans equipment and work area, using airhose, water hoses, and other cleaning aids. Records amount of stain preservative used.