Paint or Stain Pine Loft Bed?
I have recently acquired a (pre-owned) loft bed/dresser/desk combo which has some markings from previous use. (Typical crayon/pen markings, paint transfer from bumping other pieces, dings, etc.)
I am trying to decide whether to restain or paint the piece -- any suggestions on which would be preferable. I realize that staining might be a huge project, but I am concerned that a paint finish won't wear well, particularly on the loft bed ladder and the desk. To add to the quandry -- the bed is missing two long slats from the bed rails, so we will be acquiring two pieces of pine and staining/painting to match.
I would appreciate any advice from experts or diy'ers who have tackled similar projects. (A picture of the piece if attached in the link below.) Many thanks!
Here is a link that might be useful: Cooper Hill Loft Bed - Lea Industries