Would that work and be easy to maintain? Jack , June 15th , 2015. Yes 2. Remember me. Update on Deck Stains for 2019. After prep you will restore the wood. As for application, use a extrior stain pad. Deck Stains. We built a Window Frame deck, wondering if we could add an oil based stain to the IPE sealer to apply to certain sections of the deck for a different color?
Keep the IPE surface free from dirt and grime. I have a tropical hardwood deck that is about 15 years old and may have been stained before. Any suggestions on how to prep and apply without pressure-washin g?
I have three outdoor tables made with IPE - vthree years old. To better understand what stain or oil finish would work well for your IPE, it is important to understand what IPE is and why stains fail quicker.
Sanding it blocks the absorption. My deck is made of IPE and is over 20 years old with no issues except when I stained last year with Penofin red label, it turned very dark using a red cedar color.
It has been coated with multiple coats of Sikkens Dek and has peeling all over the deck. The extremely dense wood is naturally resistant to decay and rot and can last for many years. Hello, I have ipe around the pool so water from the pool that contains pool chemicals gets on the ipe deck around the pol making it lighter in color.
If you notice any sticky or shiny areas you can wipe off the excess stain with a rag.
Do I need to use wood brightener before sealing. Always follow the directions of the stain manufacturer that you choose as they do differ between brands. Allow RAD to sit on surface for 10 minutes then perform a light pressure wash or scrub to remove dirt and graying from wood.
We have have a covered porch with about 700 sq ft of ipe and is now four years old. I stain every two years after power washing and light sanding.
Best to remove it all. Use Armstrong Clark in Amber hardwood color.