New Ipe deck questions

Corbs1019September 15, 2012


Like many I have gotten a lot of info from this site.

We just had a new Ipe deck with Cedar lattice built.

I should have read some more before I put a stain on the deck, I had someone tell me to use Messmers UV Plus Natural and just use the deck cleaner (Part A), I didn't use Part B (brightner)

2) They used stainless steel

Here are my questions

1) Did I screw it up? I know I will have to redo after the winter but what should I do then?

2) They used stainless steel screws and but no "plugs" do I need to do something more?

Thanks in advance for any help

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BTW Pics were in bright sun deck actually looks a little darker

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 4:07PM
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Nothing wrong with that.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 3:45PM
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Deck looks amazing!

-Using Stainless Steal Screws is common practice and highly recommended!

-Plugs are typically used to "hide" the screw.. Your fine, no need because it looks great from what I can see.

-Treating the deck after installation is also recommended and will help prevent surface cracks on the face of the wood. Come spring you will most likely have to clean the deck using the deck cleaner to get off any dirt / pollen / sun fading then re-apply Messmers UV.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 9:12AM
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