Ipe Seal® from DeckWise® is a wax emulsion sealer proven to increase the structural integrity of hardwood decking. Designed to prevent end checking (drying splits) in freshly sawn logs, lumber, turning blanks, and other exposed wood end and face grain. Ipe Seal® creates a bond that extends the life of each deck board.
One quart of end sealer covers approximately 500 ft2 (46 m2) of decking. It is highly recommended that end grain cuts are protected in order to prevent checks and splits. Due to differences in wood species, variety of climatic conditions, and an individual's usage methods; results are NOT guaranteed.
The sooner our sealer is applied to exposed end grain (and face grain of turnings and carvings), the more effective the coating will be. Application is recommended to the wood within 24hrs of cutting.
Our End Sealer may cause color or shading changes in wood, depending on species, dryness, handling or other natural variables. Test on ends of sample piece(s) and let stand for 48 hours if this possibility is of concern. See label for specific cautionary first aid instructions.
Ensure your lumber is taken care of from an early stage! Our Ipe Seal® can now be purchased in 5 gallon buckets for mills and lumber yards.
DeckWise® has made it easier for lumber mills and yards to protect their wood inventory. Now Ipe Seal® is packaged in a heavy duty 5 gallon plastic pail with a tear-off tab for easier removal of the entire top lid.
Don’t let your investment in exotic woods or thermally treated lumber be taken away with unsightly end checking and splitting. Utilize this handy new 5 gallon bucket for those fresh sawn cuts for unmatched protection against the weather.
This short video teaches viewers how to use Ipe Seal® to protect exposed end grain cuts on their deck boards from the damaging affects of the climate such as end checking. Brought to you by DeckWise®.
Use hot, soapy water on a clean brush. Solvents are NOT recommended.
Apply liberally with a brush to all end cuts “to the drip.” (Apply as much as the end grain will hold. If none drips off, it’s probably too little. If a lot drips off, it’s too much.)
For more information on Ipe Seal® please contact us online or call us directly at 941-896-9851.