More to explore:
Painted Deck Rug I have done this before. I put marine varnish after completely dried. Lasted for years.
using a stencil with stain
Plywood floor. Inexpensive paintable floor. A pinner said "Did this in our house...we just put the sheets of plywood down and routed out grooves...then some stain and poly...its been ten years and still looks great and we love it..."
painted plastic pots add some color to your deck or patio
Who needs a deck?