This beautiful, 3yr old Ipe’ deck is nestled in the hills of Santa Cruz County off Hwy 17. This photo was shot just after the deck was cleaned. It had been previously stained when the deck was built. Typically when a new deck is stained immediately after it has been built, the lasting factor stands to be pretty short. That means the wood boards needs a little time to “open up” before being stained. Especially on a hard wood deck like Ipe’. After this particulardeck was washed, it virtually had no stain remaining on it from the previous application.