Prepping Ipe deck
I have an ipe deck I built last year and didn't get a chance to seal before rains came. I have cleaned and restored the deck with Mesmmers and plan on sealing it with the Mesmmers Natural for hardwoods.
The question I put anchor seal on the cut ends being carefull not to get it on the top of boards. regardless I see stains on the top of the boards at alot of the joints where it appears the Anchor Seal seeped in. Even on joints I don't see Anchor seal stains I see that water is repeled at those places. I was going to sand these down at these places to try and reduce the amount they show. should I reclean the deck with a cleaner and brighter to allow the stain to penentrate better after sanding.
I am suspecting that the sealer won't penetrate the ends cuts where the anchor seal seaped into, anything I can do to improve this? am I going to have lots of proplems with sealing my deck.