Refinishing an Ipe Deck - Partially Covered

hurstdpJune 16, 2010

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!

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NO clear or natural finish has Any uv protection.

The covered area will always weather less than the uncovered area. J

    Bookmark   June 16, 2010 at 4:18PM
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If we use a stripper, do you also recommend using a brightener? What products do you recommend for that? Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 7:53AM
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When using a stripper you always use the brightner for a lot of reasons. not bad outdoor finish with a good question area. They also sell strippers/brightner.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 8:03AM
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If the sealer you use doesn't have pigment in it, the wood will turn gray or silver where it is exposed to the sun.
I am more familiar with Woodrich Hardwood Wiping Stain on exotic hardwoods. They have a color, Amaretto, that looks very natural on Ipe. It looks about the color of new ipe when it is damp.
If you are going to use a stripper, which it sounds like you need to, you should use the brightener. The brightener also neutralizes the wood so it will accept the finish better.

Here is a link that might be useful: Woodrich Brand

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 12:33PM
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