Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 1365
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AshesEra Thick protecting surface paint
I used DeckOver in Flat Top to paint my back concrete porch and front entry way. Both surfaces were different but the process to apply the paint was the same. The back porch was new concrete so it was porous. I applied DeckOver with a brush (around the edges) and roller. The paint is very thick so it's best to paint on a cool day (under 90). Applying DeckOver on the new concrete was difficult but had nothing to do with the paint (combination of roller & surface). Applying the second coat went much smoother since the first coat laid down a thick layer on the concrete. The finish feels smooth on our feet and has a grip to it. The entry way is concrete also but was painted a couple of years ago. Adding DeckOver to that surface was like painting a wall. Very easy. We are planning to paint our carport, also. DeckOver is an amazing product.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John covers good
I painted a deck that is 13 years old and had never been painted or stained, after I washed it with HDX deck cleaner I went to work. This paint covers good even on old wood looks great it does take some effort where it is so thick but the coverage makes it worth while. I posted pictures of after the deck was washed and then after it was painted, this is done over a 2 week period.
June 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by homeowner02301 Buyer beware, poor product
followed the instruction exactly, had to use two cans for a 10 x13 deck. the stuff is so thick. when I was finally finished it looked great, 4 months later and the paint is faded and gone in so many spots. won't buy this again.
September 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by natgro RUINED MY DECK
I prepped and applied exactly as instructions say approximately 5 weeks ago. I live in Upcountry Maui- the temperatures NEVER exceed recommended application temps, high or low, year-round. It looked great! 4 weeks later it started bubbling up all over the deck. Really nasty. Cracking and chipping can only be what lies ahead. The house is for sale and my big selling point is now a complete eyesore. I will have no choice but to give a buyer a credit to replace the whole deck. I am going to lose $5,000 by using $150. worth of this 'easy to use, miracle product'!
Just sick after seeing all the similar complaints on this site and many others on the web. Wow, guess I am not alone. I don't think any other Home Depot product reviews have more 1-star reviews than any other star reviews. Point being- THEY KNOW this is a terrible product that is costing buyers HUGE amounts of money to remedy, yet they KEEP SELLING IT.
October 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ems01 Worst product I've ever used
We were so impressed with the demo at Home Depot that in 2013 my sister and I both purchased Deck Over and stained our decks. We both spent almost an entire summer on this project. After thoroughly cleaning our decks and letting them dry. We painted over the cracks and between each board with a paint brush as was suggested by the rep and allowed sufficient time for both coats to dry. Both decks look gorgeous for the remainder of that first summer. By spring 2014 the stain on both decks had cracked and started to peel. We could actually peel off the stain with our fingers. We touched up these areas only to have the same thing happen in 2015 and now in 2016. In addition, we were told the deck would be perfect for walking in on bare feet... It is not! This is very discouraging especially when my neighbors used a plain old deck stain and have much better looking decks. We were told the stain would last for many years and I have touched up my deck every year - what a waste of time and money. Several people asked why the deck looks like it does when it was recently stained and what I've used. I tell them but I also warn them it's a lot of money for very poor results. This product should last more than one year. Up to this point I thought Behr products were far better than other brands. After this experience I am not sure I will purchase Behr again.
August 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Smitty Here we go again . . . pealing!
This product was highly recommended by the Home Depot Paint Dept. Was told it would last for several years. I followed the preparation directions as stated. I spent days with the process. That was last summer . . . fast forward to 10 months later. it's peeling in many areas of our deck. I never intended having to prep and repaint our deck again this summer. More time and $$$.
I believe we should be refunded at least the cost of the paint!
July 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RM5440 Behr Deck Over, smooth 5000-N
Behr Deck Over Review
Behr's Deck Over. Hmmm? I'm not sure it's worth all the application troubles, and only time will tell if it has better durability than other H.D. products that are faster/easier to apply — and less expensive.
Another concern I have is quality control, because application of the second gallon was not the same as the first. Right away, citing several issues, I questioned the first gallon's quality but got assurances that all was okay. The second gallon's differences indicated something was indeed amiss.
It seems to me that Deck Over's super thickness implies superior coverage performance, so why would a second coat be required? If for no other reason, a second coat is necessary to get a full coverage/color appearance. So where's the advantage over double or triple coating with faster/easier/less expensive products?
I'm left wondering about some other issues, too. Is its super-flat "sheen" going to resist standing water puddles after a rain, or discolor. Is it going to oxidize and fade too quickly? Is it going to show common usage scuff marks? Is it going to adhere better and longer? So far, I don't know.
One thing I do know is that I could have applied Behr's highest quality solid stain with a lot more confidence in the final results.
June 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ScottE Serious peeling after 2 years
We bough this in May of 2014. We followed the directions, using the recommended cleaner, then allowed the deck to dry for a few days in the sun. We applied when the deck was in the shade. At the start of the second year we had a few chips, which I touched up with some leftover product. Now, at the third year, we have major peeling. I managed to scrape quite a bit off, then found my leaf blower was pretty good at getting even more loose paint off. You can see in the picture of what was left - maybe 50%? The paint that is left looks fine, but obviously the big picture looks terrible.
We had done the verticals and railing in a matching stain. They still look good, and I will try to repaint the whole deck with stain this year.
Note that I don't shovel the whole deck in the winter, and thus scrape the deck with my shovel, and we don't often use the deck since we have a more convenient sitting area near our pool, so there's not a lot of foot traffic either.
June 11, 2016