Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 309
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyinSC Seems to be a great product.
We used this product, with the recommended Behr stripper and cleaner to redo our 16' x 17' deck. We replaced the worst of the deck/railing boards before beginning. The hardest part of the project was using the stripper, scrubbing, and rinsing the deck.
The deckover went on very easily and looks great. We bought the associated matching stain to use on the deck railings. The color match between the two was very good,
The whole project took us 3 days to complete. The deck does not look brand new, but it does look great.
The only thing left is to see how the finish stands up over time, in the Upstate of SC.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by danidee56 Looks awesome, just like composite deck look!
Went on nice and thick and filled in all of the gaps of my wood deck that had never been stained or painted. I did not power wash before, just rinsed with a hose. Only issue is small scratches show up when I move my heavy deck furniture without lifting it. We have received many compliments on our deck! Gave it a fresh new look!
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doityourselfer So far so good
We purchased this product for our 20 year old pressure treated deck. No fault of Behr, in hindsight we should have gone with a lighter color because after just a week the dark brown is showing every speck of dirt, petals dropping off the potted annuals, footprints, etc. But, other than that mistake on our part we are very pleased with the result. The product goes on very thick and heavy...I compared it to the consistency of brownie batter, and dries very quickly. It seems to form a thick layer on top of the wood rather than sink in like paint thus actually making it harder for it to soak into the cracks. Two heavy coats (heavier than we could afford for the size of our deck) would probably fill the cracks as advertised but two coats applied with a roller as you would other paint did not. The end result however, is such a huge improvement over anything else we have ever used that the remaining cracks are not an issue. The texture is nice...gives it the look of trex and also makes it non-slip which is great for the pool. We are anxious to see how it holds up to upstate NY weather. I will update after its had some wear. All in all, very pleased.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oneydee A good alternative to stain
This paint went on smooth and covered nicely on a hardwood deck that had previously been stained multiple times. The paint we chose certainly has a rich color and covered well. It hasn't been long since we applied but so far it seems to be durable and holding up to the elements (including several 100 degree days and pouring rain lately.)
September 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dude Not very good
Resurfaced the entire deck in late summer of 2014. Nice and dry, three coats.
Once the snow melted on the deck in March, every horizontal walking surface was already flaking off. When I took a low pressure hose to the deck to get the dirt off, the deckover came off with it. This stuff looks nice at first glance, but it didn't last 6 months. I'll never use it again, it's a waste of money. Regular house paint is superior to this stuff.
March 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pragmatic Best product for wood deck
I disagree with most of the negative reviews on this product.
I live in Georgia, My 11 year old wood deck is exposed to the sun with hardly any shade. It gets allot of extreme weather. Hot, humid, wet, cold, freezing rain, snow etc. Every Previous products only last two summers before it needs to be treated again. Deckover is on its third summer and still looks great. I expect it to last another two years.
Some users experienced peeling but I have not. A good paint job is only as good as the preparation.
The surface must be clean and dry for a good bond. Peeling means poor bond.
I first treated my deck with a product called JoMax then thoroughly power washed with water. Then let dry for 24 hours before application.
I did not use a roller I brushed on the product. A roller applies the product too thin in my opinion. I also used two coats and it turned out fabulous.
We use allot of potted plants and the product also resists stains.
A few word of warning however, don't apply in hot sun. It dries fast and your brush will load up. I used a large brush and had to clean it several times.
March 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Waste of time and money
Bought this paint on high recommendation of salesperson that it would make old wood look brand new. Sanded the old deck, replaced 8 boards with brand new in August last year, and painted the entire deck as per instructions. Looked amazing, until now. April and many winter storms later, the paint looks great still, on the new boards, but is completely peeling off on the old, sanded wood. What an expensive waste of time and money. Cheap house paint would have held onto the new wood.
April 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MsGoodwrench mixed review
I write this after waiting to see results over time. Last year I wanted to fix up my ugly old deck and I researched the different products that claim to renew your deck - Restore, DeckOver were the top ones I picked. I went with the DeckOver because I didn't really like the gritty reviews for the Restore. I wanted to redo my deck, but did not want to spend for over 5 gallons of the stuff if it wouldn't work; you just can't undo this stuff. So, I decided to do my own test. I bought a gallon and picked several items to use it on and watch to see how it worked. I picked a picnic bench, and the handrail on my deck to test. That was last summer, everything was prepped as well as I understood, and dry conditions. After painting (which isn't the easiest because it is VERY thick, I don't even know how you could pour the stuff out into a pan to roll it on), and it all looked good after a thick first coat filling cracks, and a second coat. Now it is spring time and I am reviewing the results. The picnic bench has some flaking (it is outside year round), some spots I will touch up. The deck handrail is another story... wow, I am soooo glad I did not waste the time and money to do my entire deck! I thought I saw a wrinkle or something, and when I looked closer, saw that the paint was peeling. I pulled up SHEETS of this stuff, it just pulled right up off that handrail in 4' long strips!! I mean, NO adhesion! Now this handrail is old, dry wood, like 1 x 6; not thick like decking that might have held moisture longer than I knew. There are only small spots that the stuff has adhered to the wood. I do not waste my time painting without good prep work; I don't enjoy painting the same thing repeatedly, so I don't know what happened here, but I will not spend money on this stuff for the entire deck. I would be livid if I had spent all that time and money on doing the deck floor to have it peel off like the handrail paint did. My best advice to you is to do a test like I did. Pick a small project and test it using a gallon of this stuff before spending big bucks on 5-gallon plus for your whole deck. See how that works for you over time, then decide. My deck is on the west side of the house, and gets the afternoon full sun. I would have put the paint on in the afternoon, because of not wanted morning moisture to ruin the adhesion. I am puzzled, and dismayed, had hopes for a nice deck. Don't mind putting the time and money into it once, but I do not want to end up with my deck looking like the handrail does. It almost seems like it needs a primer coat first because neither of my test objects had the best adhesion, I don't think, from looking at it.
May 10, 2014