Painted deck
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Jean Allsopp

Deck Do-It-Yourself

Tired of a rather ordinary looking stained deck? Paint it! Deck paint will not only hide the natural grain and texture of the wood, the added color livens a home while also protecting the life of the wood.

Step 1: Start by performing any repairs to the deck. Then clean and dry the wood. Apply two coats of primer using a roller.

Step 2: Choose a paint designed for decks and porches so it will handle the foot traffic for years. Several thin coats are better than a few thicker ones. Finally, think about the environment: Don’t paint when it’s excessively windy, wet, or cold. And enjoy your new deck!

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