Daddy and I have been working on our deck to get it ready for winter. Nearly every year we have to either stain or paint our deck. Previous years we have put a stain on it, but since the weather is so hard on it~ we decided to to it a bit differently this year and paint it with a very thick, sandy paint. We put a couple coats on the deck and *several* coats on the stairs. Daddy also painted the railings which we've never done before. They look great!
Here is the hot tub (never used it!) that I painted with just a normal paint: