IPE Decking Maintenance: Decking Maintenance
That means hardwood is not baked, dried and split, but just gracefully faded. What to say, its durability is 2nd to none. Ipe boards aren't affected by all those cycles due to incredible density and virtually no moisture absorption. The only disadvantage is the finish maintenance in tough environments. However, it is close to zero.
Practice periodic resealing or staining. It's also necessary to clean or sand Ipe wood surface a little before reapplying. Either bleach + water + detergent mixture, or special deck cleaners with a stiff brush go a long way. The key thing is not to harm the wood. Typically, a few hours twice a year will be enough.
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