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What to Look For During Ipe Deck Prep

Written by on August 13, 2016 in Articles, Member Questions with 5 Comments
What to Look For During Ipe Deck Prep

Often times, when you set up to maintain an ipe deck, it is difficult to know how the wood should look during the various stages leading up to oil application. If your deck has weathered, which they all do, the one certainty is that you can’t just put fresh oil on without preparing the surface. […]

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Ipe Deck Prep Gear and Methods

Written by on June 5, 2016 in Articles, Member Questions with 1 Comment
Ipe Deck Prep Gear and Methods

The Ipe Help Team shares a lot of general information that is open to public view, but we save our most specific and up to date knowledge for our paid members who support our ability to operate this site. We thank you all for being a part of this group.  With today’s installment, I wanted […]

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What About Deck Stain Product?

Written by on August 24, 2015 in Member Questions with 24 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 Member Questions with 1 Comment
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 Member Questions 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 Member Questions 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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