Anchorseal | UC Coatings
For nearly 30 years, Anchorseal has been the sealer of choice for protection against end grain checking. Lumbermen, turners and furniture builders alike have used Anchorseal for years to protect their wood investment. You don’t mess with that kind of track record unless you’re committed to improving an already great product. Anchorseal2 is a hybrid sealer that contains renewable, natural ingredients so there is less petroleum based material used in production. The result is a greener, more economical product that drips less, sticks better, has improved stability and, best yet, better than the original Anchorseal. Now, new and improved Anchorseal 2 is the choice for prevention of end grain checking.
Classic Anchorseal for end grains
ANCHORSEAL® 2 is a hybrid of plant-based polymers and wax that protects the ends of green logs and lumber from checking and splitting. It is a high-performance, economical choice for customers.
CLASSIC ANCHORSEAL ANCHORSEAL® Classic is a premium wax emulsion end sealer for the prevention of end checks and drying splits in hardwood and softwood logs and lumber. By controlling the rate of moisture loss, up to 90% of end checks can be prevented.
ANCHORSEAL 2 is best-in-class for the protection of exotic hardwood decking. When carefully applied to the freshly cut ends of tropical hardwoods, such as ipe, Brazilian walnut, mahogany and tigerwood, ANCHORSEAL 2 prevents up to 90% of end checking, protecting your investment and extending the life of the deck.
GREAT FOR USE ON
- Hardwood logs and lumber
- Tropical hardwood lumber
- Exotic hardwood decking
- Ipe decking
- Woodturning blanks
- Log “cookies”
- Live-edge wood slabs
- Cedar deck end grains
- Fresh cut logs
Premium end grain sealer for logs
- Prevents up to 90% of drying splits
- Prevents end checking in deck boards
- Improves yield with less waste
- Water based
- No solvents
- Available in summer and winter formulas
- Soap and water cleanup
Helps prevent blue stain and sapstain caused by damaging fungi • Water based, non-toxic formula, soap & water clean-up • Available in clear or more than 35 colors • Winterized formulas available
Coverage: 100 sq. ft./gallon, depending on application method and wood species.
- All areas to be coated should be clear of dirt and debris
Wax end grain sealer for decking application
- Apply ANCHORSEAL 2 using a brush, roller or sprayer until it begins to drip slightly
- For optimal coverage, use a gas engine, electric, air operated or backpack sprayer from U·C Coatings
- If using spray equipment other than those sold by U·C Coatings, use 0.21”/0.55 mm tip or larger
- Logs larger than 24”/60 cm in diameter will require a heavier coating, or two coats must be applied within a 15 minute period
- If applying to the cut ends of deck boards: apply ANCHORSEAL 2 carefully with a thin brush or sponge applicator. To avoid potential staining, do not allow ANCHORSEAL 2 to get on the face of the boards.
- If you need a deck end cut sealer that penetrates below the surface of wood that can be painted or stained over, we recommend SEAL ENDS ONCE (also made by U-C Coatings)
Apply immediately after cutting or sawing for the best protection.
Similar in viscosity to latex paint, ANCHORSEAL is easily applied using a brush or sprayer.
Application: Apply as much ANCHORSEAL as the log or lumber will hold, until it begins to drip slightly. If the product does not begin to drip, you may not be applying enough product, which could result in end split
Cleanup & Storage of Anchorseal
- Clean application equipment using hot soapy water
- Store unused ANCHORSEAL 2 above 50°F/10°C to prevent freezing. Winterized formulas will protect against freeze damage
ANCHORSEAL 2 – The leading log & lumber end grain sealer since 2006. Also widely used for sealing wood bowls, cutting boards, turning blanks, use on fresh cut logs and protecting the ends of cedar and redwood wood decks.
Use Anchorseal to keep bowl turning blanks (logs 2-4 ft long, up to 14 inches in diameter) from splitting. You have to apply it as soon as possible after cutting it to seal up the end grain. If a crack has started before coating the end, that crack will likely continue to propagate. For planks you would still coat the end grain and stack the planks with stickers between them as usual. Keep out of direct sun and allow good air circulation Omer the stack. If a plank has any cracks showing on the end grain after you’ve ripped them, Trim off the section with the cracks and the coat the fresh end grain with I think that will work to limit future cracking.
Anchorseal has not been rated for food grade. Typically, Anchorseal is used in the production of the wood products, then once that wood is dry and Anchorseal removed, the wood is processed and finished for a range of applications.