Ipe porch is built... now what? So confused!
Construction of our ipe wrap-around porch is now done -- but I am so confused as to what to do next! The information online is so conflicting and overwhelming -- some people say sand, others say NEVER sand; some say wash, others say don't wash. We definitely need to clean it up somehow, as we have some water stains and other spots that I'd really like to get rid of before we apply our stain (leaning towards messmers as it is available locally). What do you recommend? My ultimate goal is that smooth, wet-look finish that everyone shows in pictures!