I need help deciding to paint or stain my deck.
About a year ago, a tree fell on my deck and half of it had to be rebuilt. The deck builder suggested letting the wood weather for a bit before painting and now it’s time. He specifically recommended painting instead of stain but most people online seems to lean towards using stain.
With half the deck new and half old, is stain a good option? Is there a stain solid enough that would blend the old and new or should I use paint?
I haven't pressure washed the old half of the deck yet but I don't imagine it will be much lighter when I'm done.