Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 293
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RVA81 Terrible if going for white stain
I originally gave this four stars (RVA81). After a few weeks the quality became apparent. Unless you're staining you wood a dark earth tone (brown, red, cedar, etc...) don't bother with this stain. I painted my deck frame white and tannin bleed occurred immediately. A second/third coat seemed to lock it in and i thought everything was fine, but after several rain storms bad things happened. I built this deck a year earlier, so the wood had plenty of time to dry out and season. Where the water pooled on the top deck railings, the tannins eventually soaked through. Even an old pen mark that i couldn't see when the wood was bare came through. Very disappointed. I will attempt to get my money back. Additionally, all the positive reviews seem to be right after application. Negative reviews seems to be one or two years down the road. Im so mad my neighbor talked me into staining, not painting.
September 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Erika Used on a chicken coop and it looks amazing!
We built a custom chicken coop out of some old, used plywood and used this product in Barn Red and it looks amazing. The plywood had nail holes, spray paint and was just well used. This product covered everything and our coop looks wonderful. It's been a year and it hasn't chipped or peeled and the red still looks great! We are building a second coop 3x the size of our first one and plan to use this same stain. We are very happy with it and would recommend it.
May 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ScottE Really adheres to the wood!
I love this stain. It goes on somewhat thick to give great protection, and I can almost feel it seeping into my old wood. I did the balusters a couple of years ago, and they still look freshly painted. This year I did the floor, and given the age of the wood, it really made such a huge difference.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by zman Best i have ever used
If you follow the directions on the can you will be impressed. Excellent coverage very forgiving not watery like regular stains this acts more like paint than stain
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rpredoli Great for cedar fences!
We chose the terra cotta color for this paint and I used an airless paint sprayer to do my entire backyard wood fence. One coat coverage and the look is fantastic! Just like I have a new fence. The paint penetrated the wood quickly, dried quickly, and still let the wood grain come through.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JShed 5 Star So Far - 1 Year and 1 Winter In...
So my 25 year old deck has been a headache from day one when we moved in 5 years ago... It is a PT deck that was painted (why?) and peeling. So we scraped and repainted with the Behr deck paint, but after one Boston winter, it was peeling anew. And after two it was good to go.
So we spent an ungodly amount of time stripping the deck of all the old paint and tried a deck stain from Sherwin Williams or whatever and that had the lasting strength of the paint we used the first time... Clearly failing after the first winter and looked crud after the second. Now the winter of 2014 in Boston was insane, but still, it was just two years on bare wood.
So we went with the consumer reports best pick - or so we thought. Not until later did I find that DR loved the cheap Behr product. But what was done was done. And I was nervous about all the 1 and 2 star reviews of this product after the fact.
But 1 solid (but mild Boston winter) in, the deck looks 100%. I am pleased as punch.
I even had to do some rust reforming on some old nails and putty fills in other areas. No issues with the stain there either. To be honest, even if I had to restain those those every year, I would be OK, but given a 100% success rate after the first winter on such an old deck, I love it.
Now I dont know why the other decks fail with this stain, but if I had to guess, a poor prep can explain a lot. Even with this one, I spend a good month prepping the 1,000 sq foot deck, In the end who knows... I doubt and dont count on a 10 year life. But even 5 would be amazing.
I will update as needed...
March 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Andre This 10 year paint lasts 1 year maybe 2 before it needs to be redone on deck floor.
This 10 year paint lasts 1 year maybe 2 before it needs to be redone on deck floor. I had this paint professionally applied on a deck that gets average use in the summertime. 4 parties a year.. Memorial day, Labor day and 2 or so cocktail parties a summer. The deck looked good the first year summer (the paint was applied that spring). Over that winter the deck floor paint started chipping and pealing.
By the time the second summer started the deck needed to be redone. However I put off redoing the deck that year. Now its the spring of 3rd year and the deck is missing at lease 20% of the over 625sq feet of floor and horizontal railing coverage due to chipping and pealing. Just know if you use this paint you will have to redo your deck every other year. If you want the deck to look good every year you will have to redo the deck every year.
May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Impressive Coverage
I used this product on old posts of our deck to match the semi-transparent stain on our newly refinished portion. Easy application and the color was very uniform after the second coat (even on varied quality of previous color underneath). I'm hopefully it will last the advertised 10 years.
April 25, 2016