Santa Cruz Wood Deck Staining

The final wood wash and stain project for 2022 was on the upper west side of Santa Cruz just off Escalona. Pretty typical job. Large redwood deck in the backyard that wrapped around to a side area, and an much smaller Ipe deck off a 2nd story master bedroom. The ground level redwood deck was about five years new and had been stained immediately by the deck builder after it was finished being built. The Ipe deck was ten years old and never cared for.

Both decks were pretty greyed out from heavy sun exposure and cleaned perfectly well with just cold water. There was side-to-side cupping on the Ipe boards, but I would say that is pretty common. Nothing you can do about that and certainly nothing you are going to do to remove the cupping outside of maybe flipping the boards. We applied a redwood tone transparent stain on the the redwood deck and a much deeper tone was used on the Ipe.

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