|Plastic gloves helped me avoid the mess I usually make.|
|Four hours later and all is well.|
Here's what happened in photo form and you can compare the aged wood and the new stained wood (after a good pressure wash took away the gray). Took about four hours to paint this small section because the wood soaked up the paint like a dry sponge.
Pampa the painter. My hero.
(*A guy named Ron Smith did the staining of the deck and I got a heck of a bargain in him, a professional painter in need of work. If you need somebody for some good, inexpensive work, let me know and I'll put you in touch with Ron. Good man, good worker.)