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 .