What to Do About My New Ipe Deck . . .
I have searched the message board on this and am still confused, so perhaps y'all can help.
My beautiful balcony was just finished with ipe wood. It looks super, and I'm thrilled. Now I have to decide what to do with it.
I love the color as is and would like to seal it. In all the threads, I see that people are discussing stains to seal their ipe decks. I don't want to change the color, I just do not want it to fade. (Maybe I don't understand stains? I'm not a DIY... I'm a PSO--pay some one!)
Also, my architect says that if I choose to preserve the color, that I can't let it weather afterward, I have to choose now. I was hoping that I could keep it that beautiful color until the thought of sealing it one more time made it cease to be so beautiful.
What are your experiences? Thanks!