Posts Tagged ‘tigerwood decking’

What product should I use to clean and restore my Ipe deck?

May 20th, 2011

Tigerwood Decking Brown Sugar Applied

Our company Otter Creek located in Ontario, Canada has a couple of product lines the work well when trying to restore or finish a Ipe, Tigerwood or Cumaru deck for the first time or restoring after several years. We have found good results in the Woodrich Hardwood Finishing Kit and the Cutek Green products. Both products have attributes that other stain and sealers don’t offer. The Woodrich product is formulated with natural pigments that are found in Ipe (Amaretto color formula) and with Tigerwood and Cumaru its the (Brown Sugar color formula). When applied because the stain is formulated to the natural pigments found in these tropical hardwood species it takes longer for the UV rays to break down the wood surface which in turn results in graying of the wood surface. Most homeowners and contractors are finding they only need to apply once every two years. The other big plus is the product will not peel and flake which is a very big issue when dealing with stain products for hardwoods.

The  Cutek Green works in a similar way but deeper penetration occurs with this product because it has a special wood preservative formula that migrates through the entire pc of wood (not just the surface) and provides additional stability to species such as tropical hardwoods and domestic species such a Pressure Treated Spruce, Pine, Fir and Western Red Cedar. The migration takes place within the living cells of the wood that contain water and drives the water out making the wood product more stable and protected against rot, twist and warping of your deck boards. Its available in 18 different stain colors and the colors come in packets that you mix into the clear product. Decking contractors like this product because it can be wet stacked which speeds up the installation time. Because the penetration rate is quicker than most products there is no worry of lap marks or brush stroke marks appearing from stopping and starting over a hour or days time.

Both of these products can be purchased at Otter Creek  by shopping online at or by calling 1-800-981-3590.

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What product should I use to finish my Tigerwood Decking?

April 19th, 2011

Tigerwood Decking

Tigerwood can be a difficult wood to finish. The natural characteristics of the wood do not allow finish product to take very well to the surface. I have discovereed a product called “Woodrich” and its color is formulated to the natural pigments of Tigerwood. The product is called “Hardwood Wiping Stain” and it comes in 1 gallon and 5 galllon sizes. I live in Canada and I put this on my Tigerwood decking and it worked very well. The product is a “one coat” application and all access must be wipped off as Tigerwood is very dense and any access product sitting on the top of the wood will simply dry and not penetrate the woods surface so its recommended that you back brush or wipe off any access product with a brush or rage. The product must be put on in temperatures above 60 degrees or 15 C. This product seems to last longer than other competing products and I have been told its because the stain is pigmented to the natural color of Tigerwood thus it takes longer for the UV light to break down the surface color. I re apply this product every other season and most preservatives have to be applied every year.

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Canadian Decking Accessories Store

February 5th, 2011

Canadian Tigerwood Decking Supplier

Myocstore is one of Canada’s leading online distributors of decking accessories. The store is owned by and they have a multitude of fine decking accessories such as lighting, balusters, decking, post caps, deck protection products and much more. The website www.myocstore.comcame from an idea to offer decking accessories to clients who were purchasing decking products such as Ipe,Cumaru and Tigerwood from the company who is the Canadian Dealer for Advantage Lumber. Clients wanted to do one stop shopping with the company and when the customer found out that the decking accessories were available with the decking it made the entire decking project much simpler as the homeowner and contractor could source the entire deck project from one supplier.

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Large selection of outdoor decking accessories and maintenance products.

December 14th, 2009

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Now is the time to be searching the internet to see whats out there for your spring decking project. Whether its new construction or renovation of your existing deck. Myocstore has a great selection of product when it comes to accessories of all types.  Most wood decks or porches need some TLC every few years and the maintenance needs to be kept up to keep them looking as new as possible. Myocstore offers a selection of wood decking stains and preservatives to help keep your deck looking as new as possible and to help prevent stain and mold issues from occurring.

If your wanting to improve upon the look of your deck with some unique and innovative product lines they carry a full line of decking related accessories such as balusters, post caps, post supports, lighting accessories, hidden fasteners and stainless steel screws and hardwood decking species such as Ipe, Cumaru and Tigerwood. Its even possible to purchase hardwood decking samples so you can see the species first hand before you decide to purchase.

Please visit and you won’t be disappointed.

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Woodrich Brand Hardwood Wiping Stain Ideal for Exotic Hardwood Decking

September 4th, 2009

WoodRich Brand Hardwood Wiping Stain

WoodRich Brand Hardwood Wiping Stain is formulated for exotic hardwoods such as Ipe, Cumaru, Tigerwood, Garapa, Cambara and Purpleheart.

Goes on rich to soak into dense exotic hardwoods. Brush, roll or spray on, then wipe with a dry rag to reveal a beautiful furniture quality finish. Very high in both pigment and resin solids so it’s durable enough for the rugged outdoors. Guaranteed to outperform any other finish on exotic hardwoods. If your unsure which color stain to use we suggest purchasing the sample color kit before purchasing this product.

Otter Creek is proud to the Canadian Distributor for the product and it can be purchased online at their web store at

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