Ipe wood naturally resists rot, decay, insects, mold and & mildew. Still there are times when cleaning is necessary. We recommend using Behr All in One Cleaner to remove any stains or dirt. As well as Krud Kutter as a de greaser. To prevent rust from accumulating on the wood It is recommended to not leave propane tanks or metal furniture on the tiles.
Oiling Ipe structural panels is not necessary but is recommended if you wish to maintain the luster of the wood. If you choose not to oil the wood it will gray to a silver patina. Oiling should be done once a year or every 6 months depending on the sun exposure in the area. Over time oiling the Ipe can done less frequently. If you wish to oil your Ipe deck tiles we recommend using Penofin Oil.
Anchorseal is applied to the Ipe wood slats during manufacturing to prevent checking.
Recommended Cleaning Products for Ipe Structural Panels
Penofin Oil – For Oiling Exotic Woods
Behr Cleaner – All in One Cleaner
Krud Kutter – Degreaser
Anchorseal – Prevents Checking