Much of our backyard is covered in deck surrounding the pool. Right now it's 100% untreated and now quite weathered. I'd like to do something to put some sort of colour into the wood to make it look a little better, but I do NOT want to use paint or any of the stains that leave a film on the wood - with our weather here these sorts of paints/stains almost never last and in a year or three they end up looking like this.
So, it looks like what I need to use is a semitransparent stain - something that adds some colour and uniformity to things, but doesn't actually leave a film, instead just soaking into the wood. With no film, no peeling.
I'm wondering if anyone else has gone this route before and has any thoughts on the experience?