Refinishing an Ipe Deck - Partially Covered
I have an ipe deck, and about 1/3 of it is covered. I put TWP100 on it a year or so ago, but it has now worn off except for the covered area. We had the deck pressure-cleaned, but there is still sealer on the area that is covered.
Here are my questions:
1. Will a tinted version of TWP provide more protection, specifically UV protection? We used clear last time because we like the color of the ipe as it is. Does the TWP 116 change the color much?
2. Should we use the TWP stripper to take off the remaining sealer under the covered area, so that it all looks uniform?
3. If we use the stripper, would we also need a brightener, or is that overkill?
Thanks for your help!