Q: I have a hardwood deck that has Ipe Oil® hardwood finish on it. Can I apply WISECOAT™ over the top of it?
A: Yes, as long as the wooden surface is properly prepared prior to the application of WISECOAT™. The older oil finish should be removed by cleaning, stripping, sanding or power washing the surface. Once the surface has been cleaned and the old coating has been removed, WISECOAT™ can be applied according to package instructions. Always test the absorbency of the cleaned/sanded wood before applying WISECOAT™ by splashing some water on the prepared surface. If the water soaks in quickly, WISECOAT™ can be applied. If the water beads up, you will need to sand or strip the wood until water is easily absorbed.
NOTE: If you have an old finish that was a film forming finish, we suggest sanding the surface prior to applying WISECOAT™.
Q: What about applying Ipe Oil® over WISECOAT™? Does the reverse hold true?
A: Yes, it does. WISECOAT™ is non-film forming and will work fine. Just be sure the surface is once again very clean and prepped. We recommend using the 21 piece DeckWise® Deck Restoration Kit.
Q: I have an existing hardwood deck with no stain or finish on it. Can I apply WISECOAT™ to it?
A: Of course! We again recommend cleaning the surface prior to application with an appropriate method such as the DeckWise® Cleaner and Brightner. Once the surface is clean and dry, WISECOAT™ can be applied according to package instructions.
California’s Proposition 65 requires that a clear and reasonable warning be provided prior to exposing individuals in California to certain chemicals and substances, including wood dust. DeckWise® cares about our customers' safety and we hope that this information below helps with your buying decisions.
The basic Proposition 65 notice is as follows: WARNING: This product features chemical substances recognized to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive system harm.
In compliance with California Proposition 65, we are providing the following warning:
WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products generates wood dust and other substances known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling dust generated from wood products or use a mask or other safeguards for personal protection.
Wood products emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.6
Your risk of exposure to wood dust and other chemicals varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles.
For complete Proposition 65 information & warning click here.