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I am looking for advise about the Ipe deck that I am about

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I am looking for advise about the Ipe deck that I am about to install. Should I oil or not if I want to let it go gray?
Hi. Welcome to Just Answer.
If you want it to go grey leave it be until it does and then apply the oils. The oil will seal the wood and it will remain darker longer.
Please let me know if you have any other concerns.
Best, Smitty
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what type of stainless screw should I use to top screw my 5/4 boards?
Give me a couple minuets, Bill.
Sorry but I have 4 guys wanting my attention right now.
Ill be right back I promise.

Bill, these are the screws I used to build my cousins deck about 12 years ago. So far none have backed out or rusted through.
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