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Seal the ends to prevent checking in freshly cut green lumber.
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Green Wood End Sealer - Select Option
Green Wood End Sealer - Select Option

Recommended for sealing the ends of freshly cut green lumber to control checking and splitting. Prevents rapid or uneven moisture loss during seasoning. Specially formulated for use in cold weather. Apply with a brush, swab or pressure sprayer. One gallon covers approximately 100 square feet.

(1) Green Wood End Sealer
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 7.7000
Tech Spec
  • Suggested Application: Apply liberally with a brush to all end cuts until sealer begins to drip off
  • Clean Up: Soap & Water
Technical Documents
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4.7 / 5.0
24 Reviews
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Great product. Easy to apply and easy clean up
It is working great. I am using it on a tree cookie and no spliting yet.
April 2, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Use it on rough out green wood turnings to reduce cracking. Works great. Minimizes losses in my bowl blanks.
February 14, 2019
2 months ago
Green wood edge sealer
Works great
July 13, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
End Sealer efficacy- Time will tell
Based on other woodworkers/hobbyists, their recommendations and advice led me to this product. Also advised brushing the sawdust off prior to brushing or rolling 2 coats on the lumber ends. We'll see how well it does in several months (compared to 2 other products I put on several maple logs, all from the same tree) milled the same day as Rocklers End Sealer rolling and brushing onto, above and below edges, as well into the crotch pieces. Will update ratings in the future.
June 21, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
when applied liberally it created a solid end grain seal about 2 dozen bowl blanks I had cut down.
February 23, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
No more 45.00 a gallon Anchorseal2 for me.
This product works great. It is half the price of anchorseal 2. This will always be my go to sealer in the future. I was getting so used to buying the Anchorseal that now when I purchase from Rockler sealer, I purchase 2 gallons at a time due to that is what I was paying for one of anchorseal.
January 29, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good buy
This product seems to work very well so far. I use it to seal the ends of logs. I've used about half of the gallon so far and was hoping it would go a little further than it does. I had used latex paint in the past and this product works far better than paint did.
June 11, 2017
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
First time user
I have a cross section of a large stump that I'm hoping to use for a table top. I applied a couple of coatings of this product to both sides of the wood. So far so good.
January 17, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great end seal
I'm new to this and as you can see I bought the smaller bottle and applied using brush on the freshly cut ends on all ten of them while I wait for them to dry and eventually make them into cutting boards and or to turn them into bowls. Each one of these averages in 1' 2" to 1' 5" in diameter and I still have some left over. I notices some sap coming through later in the day and I brushed more on them. Easy clean as instructed used hot water only to clean my brush. So far so good. Thanks to one of the Rockler sales rep. who introduced me to this stuff. I am definitely going to buy more of this stuff. See the photo I attached.
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Added Dec 28, 2016
December 28, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Good stuff
Great for sealing fresh cut turning blanks.
December 14, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Works well, good price
John C on Aug 4, 2018
I've used it before. It is reasonably priced and work great.
Erich W on Jul 26, 2018
Works well, good price
John C on Aug 4, 2018
I love this product
Jazz Man on Aug 4, 2018
I've used it before. It is reasonably priced and work great.
Erich W on Jul 26, 2018
The comments
Donald K R on Jul 1, 2018
read the good reviews and need it to seal endgrain on turning blanks
mike on Jun 22, 2018
Good reputation, good price.
Joseph on May 29, 2018
I've never bought any, seen an anchorseal ad, then after reading reviews I want this one!
Marlin P on May 20, 2018
I need it.
John C on May 20, 2018
This is the best end sealer we have found.
Tom K on Apr 23, 2018
Sealing wood for turning
Thomas S on Feb 24, 2018
it works
ORBlackFZ1 on Oct 17, 2017
It works very well
David M on Oct 8, 2017
works great at a great price
STEVE M on Sep 20, 2017
Planing to cut some cherry logs for woodworking.
Sharon B on Aug 4, 2017
Recommended by a friend to prevent end checking on rough sawn lumber from my mill.
Craig C on Jul 6, 2017
best option identified by my own research
Jeremiah H on May 20, 2017
Least expensive option for Green wood sealer
Mark D on May 19, 2017
Recommendation by friend
gene b on Apr 19, 2017
To seal ends of treated wood that I cut.
John K on Apr 13, 2017
good price needed a product for my green wood turnings and blanks
Steve H on Feb 15, 2017
Need to seal some wood I have for turning. I just thought I'd try your brand since I was ordering other items.
Mark S on Feb 10, 2017
Need to seal the ends of some what I consider to be valuable pecan logs. Although most were not large, there are a number of projects that I already have in mind.
JOHN E on Jan 31, 2017
First time to use
Orlando V on Jan 31, 2017
to seal rough turned bowls
Denzil W on Dec 14, 2016
Seal wood
Michael A on Dec 4, 2016
I chose this product to prevent my fresh cut lumber from splitting at the ends while drying
Jonathon J on Nov 2, 2016
I have started turning wood. I am cutting the wood from trees on my property and have already lost some wood due to cracking so I am going to give your sealer a try.
Ralph R on Oct 29, 2016
To seal the ends of green wood.
MATTHEW O on Sep 27, 2016
I needed some sealer and this is what they had.
JAMES G on Jul 2, 2016
Best I've used.
Mike E on Jun 27, 2016
To be able to cut seal and turn green wood without cracking
Neal W on Jun 20, 2016
to prevent splitting on a large oak slice
Alex L on Jun 9, 2016
Wanted to try it
B O on Jun 4, 2016
First time I have tried this brand but am very pleased with its performance so far .
Tom F on Apr 16, 2016
david h on Mar 23, 2016
To seal green wood I cut from cracking
Eugene H on Feb 22, 2016
HAROLD N on Nov 14, 2015
Needing to prevent cracking in wood turning wood
Melissia M on Oct 19, 2015
Seal the ends of green wood
Duane H on Aug 21, 2015
seal some wood for carving later
Susan P on Aug 5, 2015
Getting logs milled
Gordon B on Jul 30, 2015
I'm getting some free wet wood and want it to dry without checking.
Jeffrey S on Jul 26, 2015
To seal the ends of the logs I cut for lumber
Roy F on Jul 20, 2015
It works
christopher l on May 26, 2015
Need to seal the ends of green logs from a tree I'm removing. It seems to be a viable alternative to Anchor Seal. Your price was reasonable and I like doing business with you. I've been pleased with all my past transactions with you!
Mark J on May 8, 2015
A friends referral
Danny M on Apr 30, 2015
I love this product
Jazz Man on Aug 4, 2018
The comments
Donald K R on Jul 1, 2018
will this product be a good choice for a tree slab recently cut that will become a table top? How difficult is it to remove in one years time?
B R on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The sealer is easy to remove but it will not stop all checking. It helps but depending on the size and thickness, you will have to remove cracks near the ends of the wood after a year. You can try sealing the ends and then place wood in plastic to slow drying and minimize cracks, but then a year may not be long enough.
What is the shelf life?
John S on Mar 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I can confirm that I've had my gallon bottle for about two years. I used some last week and noticed that it is starting to get somewhat thicker in consistency. The bottle has about 1/4 gallon left in it. This is a good product and really helps retard the end grain splitting. Worked great on Walnut, Maple and Cherry, but not as effective on Pin Oak. I am sure moisture content of the wood had something to do with it. Put it on immediately after cutting the wood.
Do you seal only the ends or any cut surface of the log, i.e., if the log is cut vertically in half do you need to seal the exposed cut?
Patty on Aug 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I seal the endgrain and then bring the sealer over the ends a couple inches on the fresh cut parts. On some woods that check in the center I brush it down the center. Fruit woods, Holly and Madrone I cover all cut sections especially if I know I won't be getting to it for a while.
Will this work on fence boards. I have a board on board fence and the boards soak up the rain from what's trapped by the 1" keeper trim?
Scott K on Jan 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is ot the right product.You need a sealer made for fences.I used olympic worked great on my wood fence has been 3 years still working good
What is the recommended temperature range for application?
TomAGardner on Dec 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Can't give this an answer from a lot of experience.... I've used some as late as two weeks ago and expect it to work... this basically puts a latex coating over the end grain of the wood... as long as it gets to dry it should seal... I wouldn't expose it to rain before it drys onto the wood... sorry I can't give you a definite answer.
The SDS for this product brings up the SDS for Anchor Seal. So is this product a dilute version of Anchor Seal?
Colter on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It appears to be Anchor Seal, works like Anchor Seal, and does not appear to be diluted. Fine product. I would purchase again.
After I use this product can I sand and shape the wood or do I apply after sanding and shaping?
Jason V on Jun 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Both. My primary use for it is in treating logsI have harvested from my place so they will dry slowly without cracking. If I turn a green bowl I will seal as well. Whe it is dry then I will finish the turning. No sanding or other working it until dry. Mike Egan
Would you recommend an end dealer or pentacryl for round cookies?
Jo's project on Nov 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The ends sealer left a texture on the wood that took a long time to sand out. I didn’t like it