WiseCoat® Premium Deck, Siding & Fence Sealer

How to Waterproof and Seal Hardwood Decking


DeckWise® WiseCoat® Premium Hardwood Deck, Siding & Fence Sealer is a low VOC, non-toxic waterproofer sealant designed for use on hardwood decking, siding and fencing surfaces. It protects, preserves and enhances all types South American exotic hardwoods such as Ipe, Teak, Mahogany, Cumaru and Tigerwood. Also, use on American hardwoods and most types of thermally modified wood species. This product, DeckWise® WiseCoat® finish is guaranteed to prevent excessive water accumulation below the wood surface for up to six (6) years on horizontal surfaces and up to ten (10) years on vertical surfaces when used according to the product instructions.

Seal Your Exotic Hardwood

For Hardwoods & Thermally Modified Woods

This water-based formula utilizes proprietary nanotechnology to create a long-lasting breathable barrier against caustic conditions and harsh weather. By coating the hardwood fibers at the cellular level, WiseCoat® provides protection from the inside out preventing cracking and splitting of the wood.

The unique formula absorbs deeply, inhibiting water intrusion by penetrating the hardwood surface. WiseCoat® helps prevent the damaging effects of mold and mildew, dry rot, peeling, cupping of wood. As a non-film forming premium wood waterproofing sealer, it allows hardwoods to age naturally without decay. WiseCoat® includes a semi-transparent tint that functions as a UV blocker to prevent the hardwood from graying while enhancing the natural grain and texture.

*Approximate Coverage per Gallon

250-350 sq. ft./gallon per coat

Actual coverage may vary due to porosity of surface.

WiseCoat® vs Ipe Oil® Q: Can I apply WiseCoat® over the Ipe Oil® finish?

Application instructions in Use & Care Guide.

Product Features

Learn the Benefits of WiseCoat®

The WiseCoat® tint enhances the natural splendor and beauty of hardwoods without drastically changing the color of the wood.

WiseCoat® is also safe for use around people, pets, and plants and is safe for the environment.

  • Use on exotic hardwoods & thermally treated wood
  • Waterproofing wood sealer
  • Amber tint for UV protection
  • Low VOCs
  • Non-toxic
  • Eco-friendly
  • Water-based formula
  • Prevents water intrusion
  • Enhances wood stability
  • Odorless & non-flammable
  • Safe for pets, plants & people
  • Soap & water clean up
  • For new or refurbished wood
  • Exterior & interior use
  • Inhibits mold, mildew, rot & decay
  • Non-film forming, breathable flexible barrier
  • Nanotechnology formula
  • Prevents cupping & warping

Product Applications

Use on a Variety of Wood Surfaces - Application instructions in Use & Care Guide.

  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Siding
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Docks
  • Shake Roofs
  • Railings
  • Timber Framing
  • Play Sets
WiseCoat® Premium Hardwood Deck, Siding & Fence Sealer is available 1 gallon cans. Quarts, 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums are available upon request. Call 941-896-9851 for availability and information.

Easy Application

Always mix well before using. Do not apply WiseCoat® sealer in rain. For best results, be sure to clean surface thoroughly with DeckWise® Cleaner and Brightener.

How to apply Ipe Oil Hardwood Deck Finish
Step 1: Clean, Rinse, & Let Dry
Applying Ipe Oil Hardwood Deck Finish
Step 2: Apply Two Coats Wet Over Wet
Ipe Oil Hardwood Deck Finish application process
Step 3: Backbrush Any Puddles


Enhance Both Dark & Light Color Hardwoods with WiseCoat®

WiseCoat® Premium Hardwood Deck, Siding & Fence Sealer has a rich semi-transparent tint which helps to enhance, preserve and protect the natural beauty of your wood including protection from harmful UV rays. The additional UV blockers present in our tint help prevent wood graying as the nano-sized pigment particles penetrate deeply into the wood surface for a durable color.

As a water-based tint, WiseCoat® provides an even stain color and will not absorb unevenly into the hardwood surface. Our proprietary semi-transparent tint formula, designed specially for hardwoods will enhance the natural wood grain without masking its natural beauty or drastically changing the color of the woods surface.

Hardwoods come in varying degrees of colors, grain patterns and overall beauty aspects. South American hardwoods are noted for their rich deep natural wood color from dark to light as well as unique wood grain patterns. Some hardwoods are darker such as Ipe and Cumaru with yellow hues and others have a red hue such as the velvety red Massaranduba specie.

Garapa, Tigerwood, Teak, and Jatoba have a lighter wood color along with their own unique wood grain patterns. This is also true with American thermally modified wood such as American Ashe and others. Depending on the thermo wood manufacturer, these woods can be either dark or light due to the particular thermo modification process.

We suggest always testing wood preservative products prior to application. Call DeckWise® at 866-427-2547 to receive a sample to ensure your expected results are acceptable

Great for Light & Dark Exotic Hardwoods

Suggested Wood Specie Tints

Dark Colored Hardwoods:

  • Ipe
  • Cumaru
  • Massaranduba
  • Beefwood
  • Cherry
  • Cedar
  • Walnut
  • African Padauk
  • Merbau
  • Ebony
  • Live Oak
  • Brown Oak
  • Rosewood
  • Purple Heart

Light Colored Hardwoods:

  • Tigerwood
  • Garapa
  • Teak
  • White Oak
  • Jatoba
  • Chestnut
  • Pine
  • Gum
  • Ironwood
  • Red Oak
  • Birch
  • Ashe
  • Alder
  • Aspen
  • Cypress
  • Hickory
  • Pecan
  • Poplar
  • Maple

Important Guidelines:

The final color and finish of all WiseCoat® products are influenced by various factors such as wood color, species, age, and condition. Given potential variations, it is recommended to obtain a pre-mixed sample or test a scrape piece of wood to evaluate color choice and product suitability before proceeding with your project.

While DeckWise® strives for consistency in WiseCoat® tinted products, occasional color variations may arise between made-up products and pre-mixed samples. Possible contributing factors include differences in pre-mixed wood tint storage times, transport and storage conditions, human error, and variations in raw materials.

The applicator holds the sole responsibility for ensuring that the actual color applied is suitable for the intended purpose. DeckWise® disclaims any liability for the application of an incorrect color to any substrate. In cases of doubts or variations discovered in the colored product, please contact us for advice and assistance.

Performance Warranty

LIMITED LIABILITY: In the event WiseCoat®, when used according to the product instructions, fails to prevent long-standing water accumulation below a wood surface for up to six (6) years on horizontal surfaces and up to ten (10) years on vertical surfaces, DeckWise®, The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company, LLC, at its option, shall either replace the product or refund the purchase price. DeckWise®, The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company, LLC, shall have no liability for any other damages or labor costs of any kind, whether direct, incidental, consequential, punitive, or otherwise, for any defect in its products. DeckWise®, The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company, LLC’s liability and warranties cannot be modified or extended by its manufacturer’s representatives, distributors, or dealers of DeckWise®, The Ipe Clip® Fastener Company, LLC products.

WiseCoat® tints help to enhance and preserve the natural beauty of the wood including protection from harmful UV rays. The additional UV blockers present in our tint help prevent wood graying as the pigment particles penetrate the wood surface for a durable color.

Manufacturer’s responsibility is limited to the purchase price of this product. Keep out of reach of children.

NOTE: There is no warranty against color fading, whether expressed or implied. In order to maintain color, it is advised to do so with a yearly maintenance plan. Depending on regional climate conditions, additional coats may be applied to restore the preferred natural wood tint color. 

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