Messners UV stain for hardwoods
While I still love the Ipe deck we installed, get many very favorable comments, and would do it again - my disappointment has been the Messners stain. I would NOT use it again. After 3 months it has faded considerably. I have no issue staining once a year but not every few months. I sent them a note asking if I could have gotten a bad batch or.... For $50 a gallon, I expected more. Its TWP or Woodrich for me next time unless Messners has a good answer. I would have gone with the TWP (100 series?) if I could have gotten it here in Ca. I am in a coastal environment that gets a wet fog this time of year but when it was applied, that was not an issue.
Here is a link that might be useful: Ipe/Deck Information