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 Penofin® Verde oil in Natural or Golden Care® products, including Hardwood & Teak Cleaner, Hardwood Protector and Hardwood & Teak Shield. 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.