Question on deck finish to match hot tub


Old 04-24-04, 12:48 PM
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Question on deck finish to match hot tub

I just built a deck using IPE as the decking material. It is surrounding my hot tub. The tub is unfinished cedar. I have not sealed the deck or the tub yet. I was curious if anyone knows of a sealer or a stain I can use on the cedar to get the color closer to that of the IPE. I have not decided what I will seal the IPE with yet, so if anyone has a suggestion there that would be great. Any help will be appreciated.

Old 04-28-04, 09:42 PM
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Its best to seal this as soon as possible to reduce potential surface checking. If you are wanting to maintain the IPE walnut color then I would suggest these, Penofin, Cabots Timber Oil or Messmers UV. These are transparent penetrating oil based sealers with DV inhibitors in a trans-oxide pigmented "cedar tone". Re-apply these annually.

The cedar tub could be done based on the product you use. I'm sure that they can provide assistance to what would be best.

Hope this helps!

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