Good morning, as soon as the weather permits, my Wife wants the deck painted. The problem is, I'm not sure if it's a solid stain, or just worn paint on the deck now. It is peeling very thin layers, I can see the wood grain thru the color....this leads me to believe that it is a Solid Stain....however, I was thinking of using Paint over whatever is on the Deck now.....does this seem like something that can be done ?....what prep work is needed ?....can I use Water Based Paint ??.....I just want to throw down a coat just to clean it up a bit, the plan is to replace the decking next spring. Looking for suggestions and opinions. ~Thanks