“If Ipe decking and other hardwoods are so good, why should I have to pre-finish hardwood decking or siding at all? The answer is you don’t have to pre-finish hardwood decking or siding, but it is a very good idea to do so”. And here's why.
Here are some helpful tips for you to consider when you’re thinking about finishing Ipe decking or other high density hardwood decking or siding materials.
There are a lot of compelling reasons to pre-finish your Ipe decking or siding before you even install it – even if you plan to let your exterior hardwood weather out to a silvery color. If you decide to finish your Ipe, Cumaru, Santa Maria, Garapa or Machiche hardwood decking or siding after installation, that’s OK, too, but pre-finishing works best and here’s the top 10 reasons why it is considered a best building practice.
Key Benefits of Pre-Finishing Ipe Wood and
Other Exterior Hardwood Decking and Siding Materials
Pre-finishing hardwood decking and siding materials like Ipe, Cumaru, Garapa, Machiche and others is such a good idea. Your finishing process in the field is quick and can be limited to small touch-ups and clean-up after the job is done.
Pre-finished decking and siding looks great, can save you lots of time and labor, eliminate many headaches, aggravation and uncertainty right away and help your peace of mind for years to come.
Even if you decide to allow your exterior hardwood siding or decking to mellow out to a silver patina over time, the initial protection will help your wood season properly. To learn more about this low maintenance option, Download "How Exterior Hardwoods Weather".
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