Ipe deck needs to be restored

court623June 25, 2009

My contractor installed our ipe deck in February and it's time for us to get it back to the original color. I've read some of the postings about the RAD system and TWP. Do I have to buy these products through the manufacturer's websites or will I be able to find it at a local retailer. I'm in northern NJ. Also, I read one post about TWP #116 and another about TWP #516. What is the difference and which one should I use? I've also read a few posts with some spotty finishes that look like water spots. What's the best way to avoid spots?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
clarkebar

I don't know enough to help with the TWP question or the water spots, but I can help with RAD.

RAD was a relabeling of two products from a company called Woodrich. Step one was the same as a product called EFC-38 and Step two was the same as a product called Calcitrate.

If you search "RAD woodrich" you will see the long history.

If you search TWP you will see numerous posts regarding this product and one real expert with it will be obvious. I don't know if this question has been asked directly before because I didn't search for it.

I don't know squat about spots.

I just got done using the EFC-38 and the Calcitrate and am hoping to stain with Woodrich's Amerreto today. The prepped wood looks lovely. I'm very happy with the results from these products as well as the customer service they provide.

Good luck

Jay

    Bookmark   June 28, 2009 at 7:19AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
to ipe or not to ipe?
Folks - I'm planning to redo my front porch and would...
tim_spivak
Exposed wiring in patio cover
We are building a new backyard patio cover and the...
vweidman
Gemini Restore-A-Deck vs Woodrich Cleaner/Brightener
It's been awhile for me on this forum but I remember...
mike13
Ipe deck with wood boring insect holes
Had a deck built of Ipe about a year ago in the Bay...
sigepsb1
Any experience with aluminum decking?
We're considering one of the watertight aluminum decking...
dmnmnky
Sponsored Products
Filament Design Wall Mounted Lighting & Sconces Century 1-Light Autumn Wood
Home Depot
Nourison Graphic Illusions GIL21 Area Rug - 16057
$68.99 | Hayneedle
Realm Low Voltage Rainforest Mini Pendant
$329.99 | Bellacor
Thai Bed
| Italy Design
Murray Feiss Urban Renewal Restoration-Vintage Mini Pendant
1800Lighting
Edushape Large Fabric Pop-Up Box - 926001
$22.99 | Hayneedle
American Standard Bathroom Savona Drop-In Bathroom Sink in White 0186.803.020
Home Depot
Hinkley Shelter Hematite Low Voltage Outdoor Path Light
Lamps Plus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™