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.