We had used Monks for interior and exterior painting many years ago and they were great. We requested that they power wash and seal our ipe wood deck and also to stain one fence gate. We requested a clear stain. Travis Marion said we also needed the trim around the door replaced. He gave us itemized quotations for the work and assured us that they would use a clear stain that would not change the grayish color of the wood. The carpentry and painting of the trim and staining of the gate went fine. The gentleman that came to stain the gate showed me a sample by applying it with a cloth. This showed some reddish color, but not too much. I, mistakenly told him to go ahead. They then applied the seal/coat heavily with a brush totally changing the color of the deck so that it now looks like redwood, instead of the much higher quality ipe. I am very disappointed in the result. In addition, Travis was unresponsive to calls requesting a receipt and the workers showed up a day later than he said they would. Other than telling the worker that applied the stain, I did not contact Monks to complain, as I'm sure there is nothing they can do about it now that it's done. I just have to wait a few years for it to wear off.