More Ipe’. This is a beautiful deck. It’s at least eight years old. The deck is likely 10-12 years old. It gets filtered sun throughout most the day. It sits beneath two pretty good sized Oak Trees. A really nice design with every board having to be cut 2x. Upper Prospect Heights Santa Cruz California. The pictures tell most the story.
The clients had been living here for eight years. They hadn’t done anything to the deck since moving in other than regularly blow off the abundance of leaves and debris, and a couple times per year the homeowner would bust out his Target Pressure Washer and give it what he probably referred to as a deeper cleaning. Outside of that, the Ipe’ just sat there and endured summer after summer, winter after winter.
Obviously from the pictures, it was pretty filthy. Thankfully, it cleaned up real nice. I’d like to point out picture #3. You can see the reflection in the standing water. That means only one thing. The spaces between the boards are crammed with debris. Water proves to just as much damage to wood boards as does sun. And slippery when wet! Picture #4 is a dry look of the staining process. We used Extreme by Defy, a blended tone.