Pressure washing Ipe, Mahogany, Cambara and Pau Lope Deck Maintenance – Cleaning, Stripping and Sealing Hard Wood in Maryland

Is Your Deck Made of Hardwood?

We care for Ipe, Mahogany, Cambara,
Purple Heart, Pau Lope, Teak,
Brazilian Cherry and more!

Beautiful Ipe Deck!

Beautifully cleaned and sealed ipe deck!

Beautiful Purpleheart Deck!

Beautifully cleaned and sealed Purpleheart deck!

Beautifully Cared For!

This pressure treated deck
was cleaned and sealed.

Does Your Deck Need Stripping?

Do you have a tough coating that you want
removed from your deck, fence, or outdoor furniture?
We specialize in tough finish removal.


Ipe Deck Washing, Mahogany & Hardwood Maintenance Cleaning, Sealing, Repairs in MD, VA


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! Regardless, these beautiful decks still need care, and services like ipe deck washing and sealing, as well as washing and sealing services for mahogany, Pau Lope, and other hard woods like teak are an important part of maintaining your investment.

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. Just because ipe is a hardwood, does not mean that ipe deck washing and sealing can be done by a novice. 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!

For more stunning examples of our work, visit our photo and video gallery section and browse hundreds of photos of our work. We also feature video testimonials from our clients, who will tell you firsthand about their experiences with our ipe deck washing and sealing services. We also have a testimonials page you won’t want to miss. There are plenty of photos of ipe deck washing and sealing as well as photos mahogany washing and sealing, teak washing and sealing, Brazilian cherry washing and sealing, and more.

Ipe deck washing, mahogany deck washing and other hard wood deck chemical stripping, low pressure maintenance washing, sealing, staining, repair and installation work, and low pressure house washing for vinyl and aluminum siding are limited to parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia. We work on all species of wood including: Pressure treated lumber, pine, douglas fir, cypress, cedar, cambara, ipe, mahogany, purple heart, oak, teak, redwood, balu, Brazilian cherry, and more. Our service areas include: Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Carroll County, Prince Georges County, Potomac, North Potomac, Chevy Chase, Wheaton, Tacoma Park, Olney, Rockville, North Bethesda, Bethesda, Garrett Park, Kensington, Columbia, Clarksville, Silver Spring, Laytonsville, Mount Airy, New Market, Ijamsville, Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Darnestown, Poolesville, Frederick, Urbana, Clarksburg, Boyds, Loudon County, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Ashburn, Leesburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, Herndon, McLean, Annandale, Arlington, Barnesville, Beallsville, Brinklow, Brookville, Brunswick, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Chantilly, Colesville, Damascus, Derwood, Falls Church, Glen Echo, Great Falls, Hampstead, Kentlands, New Market, Oakton, Sandy Spring, Spencerville, Sterling, Vienna, Woodbine for decks, fences, gazebos, trellises, arbors, teak furniture in MD, VA. Contact our office today about ipe deck washing and sealing, or to speak to us about mahogany, teak or any other hardwood you may have.