Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 145
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Epic Fail of a Product
The very first winter after applying this product it was flaking off in large amounts. It does NOT hold up to rain. I thought that I must have gotten a bad batch, so I bought another 5 gallons and tried again with the same results. I'm now $350 down and left having to remove the stain from about 1000 sf deck.
I will be following up this post with complaints to both Home Depot and Behr. I'll also be switching to stain from Parr Lumber instead.
May 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobP Great durability if applied properly!!
Follow Behr's application instructions on the container. Power wash your deck first with a good cleaner. Make sure it's completely dry, and no rain in the forecast for at least 24 hours before application.
Use a good quality brush to work the stain into the wood. Wait at least 72 hours to fully cure and give it another coat.
I coated my deck 2 years ago and it still looks good, no peeling or fading. This product was rated #1 by Consumer Reports for durability.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ChicagoChuck Greast Product
Home Depot applied Behr 5013 solid color (redwood) onto my 900 sq ft deck in Spring 2009. After 4.5 years in Chicago, it still looked great, but there was some minor peeling / bare wood on the deck itself. A quick pressure wash and maybe 10 sanding spots, we brushed the left over latex stain (1.5 gallons) onto only the flat surfaces in about 8 hours. Looks brand new again! Great product!!! Hope to get another 5 years out of it.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EarlPhillips Ponderosa Green - Great Product - Two Coats
I have used Behr solid deck stain for years but last only about two... changed to Premium solid deck stain and changed from grey to ponderosa green. Great coverage but still needed two coats. I have a 1200 square foot deck with a 18x20 pavilion. What a difference ... looks great, this winter will tell how well it performs.
September 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by newhopejoe Nice Job on Pergola and Deck
I have used this product several times and have found it to be easy to use and prov ides good coverage.
I use the Pinto White on my Pergola and Cedar on my Deck.
Solid colors do a wonderful job of covering wood surfaces and last for quite a while.
Recommend using this product.
June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kevinfk Didn't make it through one winter
Bought this product, as well as the pre-washes. Followed all of the instructions for washing, drying, and coats to a T. After our first winter, spring comes around and now everything is peeling. It also warped many of our boards. I would not recommend. 10 years must really be a stretch, as we didn't even make it 10 months...
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hokie Premium Solid Deck Stain
Purchased 5 gallons of California Rustic Premium Deck Stain and applied 2 weeks ago. Application is very easy. Look is great and if history is a guide I should get 10+ years before having to re-stain.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LadyoftheHouse Nice product
The Stain went on my deck very smoothly. It was heavy enough to seal the imperfections in the wood.
June 22, 2016