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Old 09-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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At the beginning of this summer we put new front steps. They are beautiful, but now is the time to protect and finish them ? I need help , what is the best thing to do next. I did let them dry for 2 or more months ,I wash them this weekend .And now ? Is it better to stain or paint ? To use same color like my house wood trimming ( green) or keep more wood natural look ? It is pretreated wood. Thank you ! Petra .
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #2
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Paint and pressure treated wood do not get along.
A soild stain will just wear off the treads. It would be fine on the railings.
Look into Deck Scapes by Sherwin Williams.

PS to meet code that railing needed a grippable hand railing.


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