The home we just bought has a deck off the kitchen that is covered in carpeting. I'd like to have the deck replaced next year but for this summer I was thinking about getting rid of the carpet. I want to pull it up and pressure wash the wood but then I was wondering what I should do?
Should I paint it or just treat it with some kind of Thompson's product to get through the season?
I would clean it...then protect with a semi-transparent stain. If the wood is in really bad condition, you may even want to use a solid or opaque stain. I like Cabot's stains ...but there are other good ones out there.