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It comes every year…
Exterior wood finishing season sure brings the bittersweet reward of intense immediate gratification after intensive prep in varying conditions. This is an example of a properly maintained ipe deck.
Typically, we will apply oil to 6 courses of the deck at a time, which puts us in about a 15 minute material sit time cycle before going back to wipe excess oil out to a hand rubbed finish on the ipe. 6 courses tends to be about the comfort zone for reach and lends itself well to the timing of the wipe. After you do a few cycles of courses, you get pretty good at it. Ipe is one of the most misunderstood but remarkable species of wood. To be that durable and resilient, and beautiful at the same time is truly a feat of nature.
Its great for wood snobs like us who understand and enjoy the art of ipe finishing.
[Related: What NOT to do when finishing ipe.]
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