Protects Wood

Sealing your exterior wood surfaces with Sealwize:

  • Provides unmatched protection without covering up the natural beauty of wood
  • Outlasts and outperforms leading Water Sealers sold in Big Box Stores
  • Harmless to plants, animals, and the environment

Why is it important to seal all exterior wood structures with Sealwize?

First you have to understand the problems with wood. Simply put, wood is organic! Anything derived from a living or once-living organism is organic. Organic materials have many different qualities and uses. However, all organic materials have a common trait that sets them apart from other materials: they naturally decompose. Decomposition of organic material is inevitable. It is nature’s way of recycling organic matter. The U.S. Forestry Service states that if wood surfaces are kept below 20% moisture content, in other words if they are properly sealed to keep water out, they will not rot and will be functionally and structurally sound, as well as aesthetically pleasing, for decades. There is a reason why your wood kitchen cabinets are not deteriorating! Exterior wood, if left unprotected, is severely affected by the harsh elements of nature! Other factors contributing to the deterioration of wood include:

Contamination
 
Contamination comes in the form of food, dirt, pollen, animal waste and atmospheric pollution. The organic particulates provide food for MOLD,MILDEW, ALGAE and FUNGUS. They build up on the surface and also deep into the wood fiber, causing it to appear gray and grungy.

Sunlight
 
(UV) rays bleach the wood fibers and break down the cell structure, helping to turn the wood GRAY.
Temperature
 
FREEZE / THAW cycles, especially where water has penetrated the inner cellular layers, cause splintering and small cracks to widen, allowing even more moisture to enter.

Mold, mildew, algae and fungus
 

Damp wood is a natural food source for mold, mildew, algae and fungus. This generally causes a black, green or gray discoloration on the surface. Many molds and mildews cause severe respiratory problems in humans.

Moisture
 
Water is one of wood’s worst enemies. Whether in the form of vapor or liquid, water can cause SHRINKING and SWELLING, which can lead to DIMENSIONAL CHANGES of the wood and DEGRADATION of the finish. Water causes DECAY and ROT of the wood and EARLY FAILURE of sealers, stains and other finishes. Water also SHARPLY ACCELERATES the weathering of unprotected wood exposed outdoors.