Along with the many outdoor projects we needed to tackle at #theTrailHouseReno, the back porch and stairs needed some attention. The porch stain was too dark for the new lighter exterior and I knew that the look of a painted porch was what I desired.
The stairs were rebuilt this spring with new wood because the old stairs had rotted and lacked the proper foundation. Once the pressure treated wood had dried it was time to consider how to marry the new stairs to the old porch.
The likelihood of any transparent or semi-transparent stain matching the old, red cedar wood and stain was zero and of course, I wanted a lighter color and the look of a painted porch.