What color to stain new deck

enjoyingspringOctober 4, 2009

We recently had a small deck put out our back door. It is not expensive, made from pressure treated wood. Our house is red brick. My husband can't decide what color to stain it or should he paint it.

What color would go good with red brick.

Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
enjoyingspring

Here is a picture of my deck, might give you a better idea of what I should use to stain or paint my deck. Thanks.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2009 at 3:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
weedyacres

I'd either stain it a medium to dark brown, to contrast with the red brick, or paint it white to match the house and window trim. I wouldn't try to make it match the brick.

In choosing brown or white, you should take into account not just your preference in aesthetics, but the fact that dark will be warmer on bare feet while white will be more reflective of sunlight. Depending on what side of the house the deck is on and how much shade there is, you might not want hot feet or too much reflection.

You might also try posting this in the Home Decorating forum. They're good with color advice.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2009 at 10:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
big_deck

To me it depends on where you are physically located. A dark color will 'collect' more heat than a light color, so if you get a lot of sun and don't want to swelter, choose something lighter.

And I wouldn't stain - I would seal!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2009 at 7:15AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Ipe vs. Thermory
First post of what I anticipate may be many as we embark...
lmgch
TWP and One Time stain...2 years later
I built a deck in the summer of 2009. Decking was garapa...
weedyacres
Deck with no door to interior of the house?
I would love to build a deck off the back of our house...
Lowri de Jager
How many steps to enter the house?
Just curious here, working with new construction determining...
deviantnic
How bad is this- builder did not use stainless screws on ipe?
I have a mess on my hands and would appreciate any...
LaylaJane
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™