What idiot said that , one from HD . Prime with what Primer? Primer is
for paint not stain. If deck is weathered grey a semi transparent grey
color would work, But you want Cedar color so use a deck cleaner,
powerwash and use semi transparent stain. Read Consumer Reports ongoing
paint and stain tests, and get advise from a real paint store with real
I'd like to see what a 'pro' would say about that, but IMHO, the whole
idea of 'stain' is something that soaks into the wood. Primers are
used to seal the wood so that paint will stick to the surface. Do you
want to paint the surface or stain the wood?
BTW, pressure washing first might help.
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