staining ipe today -- not going well!
Hi everyone -- after a year of research and tons of help from this forum, my husband and I are now staining our ipe porch. We had several stains and water marks, and opted to sand the entire porch to clean it up prior to staining. I told him that you guys suggested 50 or 60 grit, he opted to use 100 grit. I don't think the sanding did anything! We still have water marks, and rough spots. Should we resand with a lower grit or do we need to use a chemical prep? Also, he is concerned that we will get water marks again, even after staining. Is that possible, or will the stain prevent that?
Thanks so much!