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Registered member questions answered by Scott Burt

What About Deck Stain Product?

Written by on August 24, 2015 in Uncategorized with 15 Comments
What About Deck Stain Product?

This is a question that is often addressed too late in the planning/execution of an ipe project. In a new ipe deck build, choosing a deck stain product seems to be a lower order priority in the grand scheme of building. And on a “re-do”, it is often one of the last decisions made in […]

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Reader Question: 3 Days with Tacky Oil

Written by on August 23, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Reader Question: 3 Days with Tacky Oil

    Hi Scott, We used Ipe Oil to finish our deck. We did not wipe off enough oil from the wood when we applied it. It now looks shiny and still tacky after three days. Do you think it will harden up? Is there some type of chemical to wipe over and reduce amount […]

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Reader Question: Failed Arborcoat on Ipe…

Written by on August 23, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Reader Question: Failed Arborcoat on Ipe…

Scott, please advise. Our 8 year old IPE deck was not properly maintained and when we reached out to our painter last year, he said the original oil product was not appropriate due to the few years since it was done, harsh winters, sun, etc. He convinced us to let him use BM Arborcoat, Waterborne, […]

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Reader Question: How to Correct the Bad Pressure Wash Job

Written by on July 12, 2015 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Reader Question: How to Correct the Bad Pressure Wash Job

Q: I have a ipe deck that was installed 9 years ago with streaks where someone pressure washed it poorly in the past and also variation in color where a tinted oil was applied at some point. Do you think the best course of action at this point is to pressure wash the whole deck […]

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