deck help needed - prep and best product?
I tried this on the deck forum and didn't get any responses... maybe here?
We just moved into a house and the deck needs help. It is a pressure treated pine. The folks before us put on a lowe's brand semi transparent, I think. It is peeling, looks kind of shiny in the covered parts. The exposed part of the deck is almost bare, it is greying.
SO - how do I prepare this deck for something new? And what is the best product to use? I would like to have the hardiest product out there. The exposed part takes a beating in the weather. I am thinking of a gray floor - semi transparent or solid.
Additionally, the rails are falling apart. I wanted to do a white rail. Would I be better to replace with vinyl rails? IF not, what can I do to the rails to make them white?
Thanks in advance for your help!