1 coat of a serious primer -- then 2 coats of a porch and floor enamel. i used everything "water-based", so no stinky mess and drying time drastically reduced. in canada, they're "out-lawing" oil based paints so figured there was no point using that, and then maybe running into a problem down the road, where i would have to repair an area and not have what i originally used.
also used this crazy kind of roller that is really thick and splits, so as to get in the cracks better.
i wanted white, but a slightly grey white. i chose the bottom color: CIL "crystal"
stay tuned for "chapter 3" - the "after" shot!