Cabin Painting/Staining

With time running out before winter, and with a cabin in need of an exterior paint job, a deck needing to be stained, and a driveway needing resealing, I decided to hire someone to do the work.

The deck is made of pressure treated wood.  Although it’s weathered for about a couple of years, there are still quite a few posts that are a bit greenish.  So we decided to go with a dark stain from Superdeck, in “Canyon Brown”.

The cabin is currently all red, including the trim.  We wanted to have different colors for the exterior and the trim, one light and one dark.  With the deck being dark, we decided to go lighter on the exterior, our two choices were “Boston Fern” and “Mississippi Mud” from Behr.


Finally, we had to pick a color for the trim.  The “Bison Brown” from Behr seemed to be the best match for the gutters and the window frames.

Here’s a photo of what they actually look like on a piece of the siding:

Although the photo doesn’t do the colors justice, we decided to go with the “Boston Fern”. We’ll see how it turns out!

By the way, we got a tip on what to do with unwanted paint (such as the samples for the colors we didn’t like) – donate it to a high school, whose drama/theater group could use it.