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Am I hosed? Ipe is sticky.

Posted by clarkebar (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 2, 09 at 22:43

Just finished staining my Ipe decks (new construction...decks up since Feb) two days ago with Woodrich Amaretto wiping stain after prep with EFC and Citralic.

When I walk on them barefoot, there is a little bit of tacky feel. I am afraid that I didn't wipe enough off and may have over applied...

Am I hosed or is this nothing to worry about? Could it be that tincture of time will allow it to cure? I am considering going over it with a light rag damp with paint thinner....dumb?

I hope I have not screwed this up!

Anyone with any thoughts or suggestions?



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RE: Am I hosed? Ipe is sticky.

Usually in July stain will dry in the first day & not at all tacky the next day.

I over applied stain on a job once, still tacky after almost a week. I mopped the deck with paint thinner & wiped it down with a rag, problem solved. That might be the ticket for you too.


RE: Am I hosed? Ipe is sticky.

Thanks....That may be exactly what I try.

RE: Am I hosed? Ipe is sticky.

Well....I think I'm hosed.

Finished hours ago...decks almost seem more sticky. What about taking a very dilute soln. of EFC, giving them a light scrub with the deck brush and a brisk rinse?

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