Let Us Maintain Your Deck
Your Ipe, Mahogany, Cambara, Purple Heart or Brazilian Redwood deck needs our special care.
Do You Have Wood Furniture?
We also clean and seal Teak, Brazilian Cherry, Ipe, Balu, Cambara, Mahogany, Cedar, Redwood and Pine.
Do You Want The Job Done Correctly?
Beautiful wood needs special care. We have the knowledge and experience needed to care for your deck
No Mess, No embarrasing Marks
No rookie marks on the wood, not sloppy stain application. Just a beautiful result.
Ipe Deck Maintenance – Cleaning and Sealing Hard Wood
Hard woods like Balau, Ipe (e’pay), Brazillian Redwood, Cambara, Mahogany, Pau Lope, Oak, Walnut, Purpleheart and Teak, are becoming a product of choice for those who can afford them for reasons ranging from durability to resistance to decay and insect attack. Despite being difficult to machine (cut, drill shape etc.) because of the density and hardness which is typical of exotic hardwoods, they tend to be really heavy! So heavy in fact, that ipe for example will actually sink in water!
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Ipe, Cambara, Mahogany and Brazilian Redwood and Purpleheart are used more commonly for decking material because of their durability and availability. Teak and Balau are used mostly for outdoor furniture and is limited by scarcity and cost. Some furniture manufacturers are also producing products made from Ipe and Cambara. Still, cost being a factor for most, those who want the ultimate in durable decking material will gladly pay the money up front to save it in the future.
The washing and sealing of decks built with these woods requires special attention and knowledge of the species. If the incorrect product is applied to hardwood the results are disastrous and expensive to fix. Hardwoods are dense in structure and require different maintenance than softer woods do. Regardless of the product applied, sealers will not last as long on a hardwood species as on a softwood species, due to the lack of porosity.
Consumers need to be aware of the VOC changes that went into effect in 2005. These changes have had an impact on the coatings industry, and on product performance.The science of wood care is ever growing and we’re constantly keeping abreast of current wood care technology advances that enable See Dirt Run!™ Inc. to continue to provide you with the very best in expert and knowledgeable service every time!
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