If exposed to the elements and left untreated, ipe will gradually develop a grey patina. Treating annually minimizes this color change but isn't required to retain durability and resistance to the elements.
To revitalize ipe's color, treat annually with products designed for tropical hardwoods. We recommend cleaning with Golden Care wood cleaner and buffing with Golden Care wood protector for ipe/hardwood. For the best results, follow the instructions on the product's label.
Cover wood furniture or store indoors when not in use to extend its life.