Porch Paint That Doesn't Fade in the Sun

I need to know the best paint to put on a back porch, that although covered gets sun on the steps. The enamel we have used in the past tends to lose it's luster after a year or two. We like the high gloss black green. Any suggestions?

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By L Pritchard from Williamsburg, VA

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June 1, 20100 found this helpful

We were told to use deck stain. I had painted the back porch with outdoor paint, and it's almost all gone after just one year! Deck stain comes in various colors; I don't know if there's such a thing as high-gloss deck stain, but at least you won't have to keep painting your porch as often. I know that's what we're going to use this year.

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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

One thing, shiny paint will be very slippery when wet or has snow or ice on it. My deck was left natural and I love the silver grey color of aged wood.

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