Something terribly wrong happened during the decking installation. Your deck looks shiny and is almost too slippery to walk on. Yes, end sealer was used instead of Ipe Oil.
We’ve actually seen this happen before. I’m going to help you resolve the issue so you can enjoy your deck the way it should.
This is not going to be an easy process, but your deck can be saved! Here’s what you need to do if you spilled end sealer onto your deck:
- Pressure wash the decking using a fan tip until you can break through the wax to the wood. You will have to pressure wash around 1000 to 1500 psi.
- Next, sand the entire surface.
- Then pressure wash using a fan tip to make sure all the saw dust is removed off of the material.
After the decking has dried completely, and there’s no chance of rain in your forecast, then you take Ipe Oil and oil your deck! This will give you the rich warm colors you desire in your hardwood deck, all while protecting it from UV Rays. Make sure you oil the deck during a time when the temperature does not drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hopefully you’ll never have to go through this again, but just remember to read the instructions before beginning any type of project!