IPE Decking Maintenance: Wood Deck Maintenance
Believe it or not, but such crucial factors as traffic, termites and fungal growth have nothing in common with the 'Brazilian Walnut'. As for the sun exposure, aging seems to be an obvious benefit.
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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