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timchat
Ipe Deck sealant?

I've recently had a large Ipe deck built in N California. Does anyone have any experience using sealants with Ipe? What type? How often should it be reapplied?

I dont want to make a mistake with it given the cost of the material. Thanks

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Re: Ipe Deck sealant?

I am no expert, but my understanding is that ipe requires no care, other than keeping it clean. The wood is so dense, that it is practically impervious to rot and decay for a long, long, time. But I would like to hear that same advice from others who are more knowledgeable. What did your builder recommend?

Debra
Re: Ipe Deck sealant?

I've heard the same thing as LFB Jr.

canuk
Re: Ipe Deck sealant?

here's a link with some good information :
http://www.woodsthebest.com/ipe_decking/ipe_finishing.htm

timchat
Re: Ipe Deck sealant?

Thanks for the "woodsthebest" article. The idea of a stabilizing agent is new, I will look into that. The builder has no solid recommendations. Though they did a great job with the construction itself (burning through many drills, bits and blades) they are redwood experts because thats what generally gets built out here.

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