Deckmasters of South Florida
Deckmasters of South Florida
Ipe will fade with time and direct sunlight. Sanding with the correct grit lightly removes a layer and opens the fibers.
After properly washing the Ipe, correctly sanding will restore the original hardwood.
Using the correct Ipe oil can bring out the hardwoods natural colors and protect it.
Watch as Deckmasters of South Florida master carpenter brings Ipe back to life.
Sanded Ipe getting a fresh new coat of oil.
Are you looking to refinish your Ipe deck in Miami or Fort Lauderdale? Were here to help!
There are so many factors that can contribute to deterioration of the look of any wood deck. Climate is the main factor that will contribute to an unpleasant look. If not protected properly wood surfaces will change color. Most of the time unprotected exterior wood will change to a gray black unpleasant appearance.
Most of the time Ipe decks are not coated properly from the outset. While many contractors can erect an amazing work of art, they may not have the proper knowledge on applying a protecting a maintainable finish for the specific wood species. Understanding all of these environmental factors coupled with knowledge about maintenance schedules and cycles is what Deckmasters of South Florida is known for.
Ipe is an extremely dense hardwood with tight grain. It needs to be constantly serviced with proper materials for it to stay looking immaculate and protected. Again, it is rare for just anyone to have proper knowledge of how to do this type of skilled work. Not only do we have knowledge about procedure of Ipe deck restoration we have the know how on what it takes to keep it fresh and ready to party! This is why clients throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami contact us for our Ipe deck refinishing and care services.
Sanding is the most important step in our Ipe deck refinishing process. The sanding process is usually performed much like finish sanding of a fine piece of furniture. We are not here to take off many layers of wood. It is not needed. The technique is simply to remove the extremely thin layer of damaged and unkept wood surfaces and to open the grain.
Dust and debris will be washed clean with a brightening agent. Deck wood brightener is a wonderful tool to promote a clean and beautiful like new appearance by bleaching the wood. This step is wonderful because not only does it enhance a beautiful clean look but it also remove contaminants .
The best protective coatings for Ipe wood decks are penetrating oil finishes. These types of coatings actually impregnate and embed themselves into the wood fibers. They are designed to penetrate into the rock hard surface of the Ipe. Penetrating oil finishes are the best protection for these surfaces because it looks natural. The wood will look rich and vibrant when we originally protect it because of the oil base sealer. Over time these types of finishes are meant to gradually dissipate and dissolve and fade back to bare wood. The time for the coating to wear off will depend on weathering factors and patterns in your area such as direct sun exposure.
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