IPE requires periodic application of a wood finish every so often. Much more so than a normal wood such as Cedar or Pine. When reapplying a stain or finish to IPE you will need to prep the wood first by removing dirt, grime, mold, etc. Failure to prep the IPE properly will result in a poor appearance of the stain and or premature coating fading.
The Best IPE Deck Cleaners are cleaners that contain the active ingredient called Sodium Percarbonate or better known as Oxygenated Bleach. Theses cleaners are extremely effective at removing all kinds of surface contaminants. They will remove general grime, mold, algae, etc. Sodium Percarbonate deck cleaners come in powdered formulas that contain additional surfactants that are designed to work specifically exterior wood.
Our favorite IPE Deck Cleaners in order:
IPE is a great wood and looks absolutely beautiful when stained. Problem is that you will need to reapply every 9-12 months. Using a deck cleaner that works the best will make the chore of reapplication easier and more effective.