Treating new ipe deck
Just had a 920 s.f ipe deck installed and I considering Woodrich brand wiping stain. It has plenty of venilation as its above a walkout. I am not sure about the process on a new deck. We have had it screwed down ( not hidden fasteners) so to knock down the burrs it seems we may have to sand it with a 50-60 grit paper from what I have read. It seems one can sand just whats needed but may need to sand the entire deck to give consistant look. There is the predictable dust, dirt etc as well as wax emulsion on ends that show. I guess Im curious as to the best practice to applying it.
1. Does sanding help? Should sanding dust be blown or washed off or wiped off or does it matter. Didn't want dust to plug the grain ???
is it ok to wash /spray the deck with water to clean it and let it dry before applaying stain
2. Are there temperature ranges we should avoid putting it on in ? In columbus Ohio here and getting colder.
May decide to hold off till spring if weather is a problem.
3. Do I need to use one of the other cleaners /brighteners prior to use of the wiping stain ? If we hold off till spring I am assuming the cleaners etc would be required.
Thanks for any help.
I have posted this on Woodriches site as well but wanted to see what some of your experiences and recommendations are.