Ipe Hardwood Decking - Finishing Options
So you've just installed a brand new Ipe deck and you want to keep it looking beautiful, right? Finishing your deck with a high quality oil finish is the right choice, whether you want to preserve the beautiful rich red-brown color, or let it slowly gray or silver out.
There are a number of high quality oil finishes on the market today including: SuperDeck Duckback, Penofin, Mesmers and Extreme. We generally recommend SuperDeck Duckback in the Walnut color. The Walnut finish contains some pigment and will help preserve the color.
Even if you desire to let your Ipe decking
fade to silver gray over time, you should still put an oil finish on the material. It will take a lot longer to fade to silver gray, but the oil finish will help prevent checking and cracking.
See our web page on Ipe decking for more information. Also, be sure to check out our installation guide
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