Exotic woods like IPE are extremely dense and hard to penetrate. Common deck stains should not be used on these types of dense hardwoods. Specially formulated exotic hardwood stains are designed to dive into the dense pores of these woods to give maximum protection against UV rays and water damage. Due to the hard nature of these woods stain will not last more than 1 year. In some cases, exotic hardwood surfaces can benefit from being cleaned and recoated every 6 months. This is just the nature of exotic hardwoods.
The huge popularity of these types of woods is their beautiful nature and durability. Although fairly expensive compared to cedar or pressure treated pine, IPE, and other Brazilian hardwoods are gorgeous. When stained with IPE Exotic Hardwood Stains the wood grain is naturally highlighted and the wood’s beauty is enhanced. The wood grain and character of these woods can be stunning. The exceptional penetration that an IPE Exotic Hardwood Stain review showed was the key to a long lasting beautiful appearance. Water repellency and UV protection are a must to keep the exotic hardwood from graying and fading as well as warping or cracking.
IPE Exotic Hardwood Stains like the Defy Hardwood Stain and the Armstrong Clark Hardwood Colors are a low VOC compliant oil-based wood stain that can be shipped to all 50 states. IPE, tigerwood, cumaru, and mahogany are the most common types of wood that professionals stain with IPE Exotic Hardwood Stains. Preserving these expensive woods will save you a lot of money in unnecessary repairs and replacements of rotten or damaged wood. The semi-transparent finish will darken the wood as if it is wet. This makes the wood grain pop and makes for an eye-catching wood surface. IPE Exotic Hardwood Stains can be used on decks, fences, wood railings and any hardwood furniture that is previously untreated.