Clear the Ipe deck of any furniture, plants and clutter. Sweep the deck clean of dirt with a broom.
Repair splintered areas of the Ipe deck by sanding them smooth with 80-grit sandpaper. Fix any loose nails with a hammer.
Apply a smooth, even coat of deck cleaner to the entire surface of the Ipe deck with a paint roller. Allow the cleaner to absorb into the wood for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer before washing the deck clean with a garden hose. Allow the Ipe deck at least two days of drying time.
Apply a thin coat of deck sealer to the entire surface of the Ipe deck with a paint roller. Work the sealer into the wood with the paint roller until the sealer has been absorbed into the wood. Apply a second light coat of sealer to the deck and work it into the wood.
Brush thin coats of the sealer onto the hard-to-reach areas of the deck with a clean paint brush. Allow the sealer to completely dry for the amount of time recommended by the manufacturer.
Things You Will Need
- Paint roller
- Deck cleaner
- Deck sealer
- 80 grit sandpaper
- Paint brush
- Garden hose
- Protect any plants in the area with plastic wrap.
- Restore your Ipe deck when the weather forecast calls for dry weather between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.