Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 56
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Civilitas Excellent coverage, spreadability, color
I have used this previously (Weatherproofing Stain - acrylic base 5013) with great results. Recently I used it on previously oil-finished deck uprights that had faded away after 7 years. I pressure washed and let it dry a lengthy period, then wiped down before application. The product spread very easily, adhered quickly and well. We are in the PNW and the UV is only harsh a few months a year, but the water is incessant all other times, and mildew is always a problem. This works great in that challenging environment.
This is cheaper in the long run than lower priced options. Win-win. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wyoming Best Deck Stain We Have Ever Used
We have tried several different brands. Two summers ago, we stained all our decks with another brand. The stain did not stick to any of the horizontal surfaces. Consequently, they all had to be redone. A great deal of time and money wasted. We re-stained with Behr and the stain held up even through our harsh Michigan winter. I would not purchase any other brand from now on. My daughter bought a house last fall and purchased a different brand of paint for her interior and I was helping her paint. I was so frustrated I wanted to go to Home Depot and purchase Behr paint myself to replace what she had. It was runny and the coverage was terrible. It took more paint because it needed multiple coats and still the finish did not look good. You definitely get what you pay for. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HDD Covers More Area Than Specified
I have a 600 sq. ft deck with benches around the perimeter that is over a year old. The wood weathered gray and had mildew feeding on the sun-bleached fiber. I pressure blasted the old fiber/mildew off and then sanded with a belt sander using 40 grit. I applied two thin coats and got excellent results but the first coat covered 400 sq. ft. per gallon, which I had not planned for (200 sq. ft. specified by product). As a result I bought about 50% more than I needed. Previous semi-transparent stains I've used would soak up the product much more on the first coat but this is my first solid stain experience so maybe that is the difference. Behr does make excellent high-solid paints with great coverage. Also, make sure you look at the color on wood samples at the store before you buy. I did and the color was represented well.
October 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StefanHD Excellent stain
Covers in one application and matches exactly to the sample in the booklet. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by emme Best Product Ever
With an 8 foot back fence and a 4 foot front fence - Behr has with stood the test of time for over 25 years. The fence itself still looks amazing it is just the interior boards that are attached to the fence that begins to show the wear. My experience the Behr has lasted about 13 years and then it is time to do it again, but it is easy to apply with a roller and looks beautiful when finished. I just started painting the front fence and all my neighbors love the color and how it looks. I will never use any other for outside or inside. Behr is for me. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
February 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer311 If using on older deck be sure to use a good wood primer first.
While I do like the product, at this point (after four days of having it applied to my deck), I am questioning its durability. Proper prep is key, which is what I did (sand, deck clean, power wash) in the back of my head though I really thought that it was best to also prime the wood, but one of the features of this paint was that you did not need to prime. Therefore against my better judgement I did not prime. Well after applying, some of the rusty nails started to bleed through and some areas of the stain really did not stand up well against rubbing and normal deck usage (it started to peel). Also while the stain does look good after doing two to three coats, I would suggest that you start with a wood primer first. It will make your life a lot easier. (Do not believe the label (PRIME FIRST -before applying).
In my case I did apply the primer over the problem areas and then reapplied the BHER stain, and like magic, no more problems. I wished that I had stayed with my gut instead of believing in the label (OH WELL - lesson learned).
July 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KeysBum Great product
5 years ago we used the solid color stain on decks I thought I was going to need to replace. I was just hoping to get another few years out of the decks before dropping big $ replacing them. I live on the water in the Florida Keys. A harsh enviornment. I have Great Danes running on the Decks. Great Danes aren't easy on anything. 5 years later and The decks with southern exposure are just now looking like they need refreshing. The Northern exposure decks still look great. I'm on my way to Home Depot to pick up a few more gallons and refresh the southern exposure. I may never have to replace the decks. This stuff is great!
April 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aviator Outstanding results staining our cedar house
I have been staining our cedar sided house with this Behr product and I could not be happier with the results! Excellent one coat coverage and our house looks 20 years newer! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
February 9, 2016