Update for 2018: IPE Oil Hardwood Stain Review
Welcome to Deckstainhelp.com, your source for industry insights and tips for the perfect deck stain project execution. Those who use IPE Oil Hardwood Stains continue to be impressed with the finish and longevity of the final product. Leave us a comment if you’ve used IPE Oil Hardwood Stains and the type of hardwood and brand of stain used.
Ipe Oil™ Hardwood Deck Finish is the best solution for your hardwood deck. Ipe Oil™ Hardwood Deck Finish will penetrate the densest of exotic hardwoods, protecting and conditioning while at the same time maintaining a completely natural appearance.
IPE Oil Stain provides excellent penetration into naturally dense woods to provide adequate water and UV protection. IPE Stain is recommended for woods such as Tigerwood, Cumaru, and IPE decking and wood siding surfaces. It aids in preserving the natural beauty of these exotic wood types. IPE Oil Hardwood is an oil based VOC compliant formula.
Important Note: Testing for Exotic Hardwood Deck Stains
Naturally dense hardwoods such as IPE are difficult to penetrate. The stain will always fade quicker on these wood types than other types of exterior woods like cedar and pressure treated pine. Therefore our typical 2-year test will be changed to 1-year.
IPE Oil Hardwood Stain Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 9
–IPE Oil is available only in a natural finish. This pigmented transparent finish helps enhance the natural wood grain beauty. The final finish of our test IPE surface after drying was a rich, warm brown tone with a slight reddish glow. It really was quite beautiful.