These are smaller sample cans to test either or both colours of Messmer's UV Plus for hardwood decks - Natural or Red Mahogany. One sample can will cover about 6 square feet.
Messmers for Hardwood Decks is a very high-quality 100% penetrating stain (never use a film-forming sealant on Ipe) that is formulated especially for Ipe and other hardwood decks. It is also one of the few hardwood stains that can stand up well to the harsh winter climates.
Annual single-coat applications are very easy to perform (no scraping is required) and will maintain the beautiful colouring of your DiamondWood Ipe decking.
For best results, prepare the deck before staining using our "Ultimate Deck Cleaner & Restorer" (to remove the grit and grime that prevents stain penetration and adhesion) and then our "Ultimate Deck Brightener and Neutralizer" (to brighten wood and create the optimal Ph-level for stain retention).
This product is available in two colours - "Natural" and "Red Mahogany". The photo below shows bare unstained and unweathered Ipe (left), and Ipe stained with the two available colours - "Natural" (centre), "Red Mahogany" (right). Pigment is the component of stain that blocks UV light and slows the greying of wood, so for this reason the Red Mahogany will provide greater protection and prevent greying longer than the Natural.