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Decks/Ipe Deck and black stains


Paul Cuenin wrote at 2014-11-13 18:59:51
Since you are dealing with Ipe you will want to use a cleaner & brightener combination. Here is a good website for that:

This will clean and brighten the wood so it has a more consistent finish. You want to make sure that you use a treatment for hardwood decking since it is so much different from pressure treated woods.


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Eugene Clayton


I would be happy to answer any question reguarding the construction of decks, composites verses natural materials, structure support systems,railing applications,stair design, how to figure stairs etc.. Pretty much anything that has to do with decks and or porches.


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