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Should Ipe be stained?

Should Ipe be stained?

No, you do not need to stain Ipe. However, if you want it to stay brown, red, and dark you will need to apply a U.V. Coating. We recommend for maintaining this color that you use Messemers U.V.

Can you tint IPE oil?

Ipe Oil features a low 250 VOC formula for hardwood decks, siding, patios and outdoor furniture that produces a deep natural hardwood finish. It provides excellent penetration with minimal rising of the wood grain. It uses a semi-transparent tint for UV protection while allowing hardwoods to breathe.

What do you stain IPE with?

Make sure to choose a wood stain that is designed for dense wood such as IPE: IPE Decking Stains All of these stains are transparent but pigmented stains. Our most popular are: Ipe Oil, Messmers UV Plus for Hardwoods, Defy Hardwood Stain, Penofin Exotic Wood Stain, and Armstrong Clark in Mahogany Color.

How long does IPE need to dry before staining?

Ipe should dry for 1 day before staining. Be sure to check the weather prior to beginning your staining project. Ipe Hardwood Finish can be applied using a brush, roller, pad applicator, or sprayer. Stain the entire length of one or two boards at a time before moving to the next.

What do you stain Ipe with?

Does ipe wood need to be sealed?

Do I have to seal Ipe wood? No, but you really should. During the initial exposure of your Ipe decking or hardwood siding on site, weather, especially UV rays, take a toll on outdoor woods. Putting a coat of UV inhibitive sealer on exterior hardwoods is a great idea.

Should you sand ipe wood?

Should I Sand My Ipe Deck? If you need to refresh your Ipe flooring, you can sand the deck down to refinish it. Due to the nature of the wood’s grain, it is recommended not to use anything finer than 80-grit. After sanding, vacuum up the remaining particles.

What should I do before staining ipe wood?

Make sure to clean the IPE wood at least 2-3 days prior to applying the stain Always wear protective clothing and gloves when applying a wood finish. Take precautions to tarp or cover all surrounding plants, home, and concrete areas. On the day of staining make sure the wood is completely dry and that there is no rain in the forecast.

What kind of stain to use on IPE deck?

What’s the best way to clean an IPE stain?

If you notice any sticky or shiny areas you can wipe off the excess stain with a rag. Keep the IPE surface free from dirt and grime. Periodic sweeping and rinsing with water will keep the wood looking better longer. Best to reapply the IPE stain before the wood turns gray.

How often should you reapply IPE stain?

Keep the IPE surface free from dirt and grime. Periodic sweeping and rinsing with water will keep the wood looking better longer. Best to reapply the IPE stain before the wood turns gray. Depending on the exposure to the sun, you will need to reapply every 9-18 months.