If necessary, treat any moss and mould with Resene Moss and Mould Killer, then rinse. Scrub the deck's entire surface with Resene Timber and Deck Wash and a stiff outdoor brush.
Brighten a worn back doorstep with a fresh coat of paint. Prepare the surface with a quick sand and cover with a coat of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat. Prepare any other parts of the deck you wish to pain (such as handrails) in a similar way and allow to dry.
Coat the deck surface and rails with Reene Woodsman Decking Stain CoolColour. We chose the colour Resene Shadow Match. Dark colour absorbs a lot of light, placing significant stress on the coating, but the unique formulation of Resene's CoolColour range allows these paints and stains to absorb light. By reflecting a large proportion of he heat falling on them, they stay cool and are more long-lasting.
Finish off any detail areas with a water-based top coat in a colour of your choice. We used Resene Koru for a warm shade of green.