Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 1364
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by APSUHead Love it
I just moved into a foreclosure and our covered deck needed some touch up to fix some peeling paint. I power washed the deck 1st but was worried because there was still paint peeling off before I applied deck over. The color matched up perfectly and it looks great. I only wanted a light coat so I used a small cabinet roller that I had in the garage. It went on strong and quick and really turned out great. I haven't seen any paint peeling yet, and I was worried but it seems to be a very strong covering. I used less than a gallon on my 18x14 porch so I was very pleased. Recommend!
July 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Revived My Deck
I used this product on a 10-15 year old deck that hadn't been treated in any way for the last 3 years. I thoroughly cleaned the deck first with Behr Premium All In One Deck Cleaner & then set about giving my deck a facelift. This paint is VERY thick - the color & consistency reminds me of brownie batter. I started with the railings & used a 2" brush to paint those. I applied paint fairly liberally and one coat was sufficient on the vertical surfaces. Once I got to the floor, I used the Wagner Flexio 590 to apply the DeckOver. It has to be cranked up as high as it will go & its spray isn't quite as thick as it is with thinner paints, but it does work - quite well actually. I adjusted the spray until it would cover the width of one board & worked my way across the deck one board at a time. Using the sprayer gave me nice, even coverage, but I discovered that if you want to really get it to fill in the cracks, you have to go over some areas with a brush (I think this would also be the case with a roller, but maybe not). So, after the first coat had dried, I went back over the cracked areas with a paint brush (small cracks - most were 1/8" or less) & then applied a second coat to the whole deck 48 hours later. I was already planning on a second coat, but just FYI: if you go back over some areas with a paint brush, you can tell a difference in the texture & it will be noticeable from certain angles, so if you are going to fill in cracks, do that first or between coats.
After the second coat, I kept foot traffic off it for 48 hours. After that, it weathered the first few days beautifully, but we didn't have any rain. After a few days & reading numerous complaints about paw prints, I intentionally poured water on some red clay mud underneath the lower deck, stuck my dog's front paws in it & directed him up the stairs to the upper deck. Obviously the paw prints stuck out like a sore thumb (see photos), but that's what you get if you're picking a dark color. I was mostly interested in how they would clean off, so I let the paw prints dry over the next 3 or 4 hours and then returned to clean them off.
I first tried just trying to brush them off with a dry deck brush. That had virtually no effect. I then wet the brush & scrubbed for a minute or so over the area. That helped some, but they were still visible. I then brought out a bucket of water, dipping the brush in it regularly so the surface was good & wet while I was scrubbing, and that seemed to take it all off. It took 5 or 6 minutes to clean the area - more than I was expecting, but not so bad I regret going with Padre Brown. So, if you have dogs prone to muddy paws, understand that this will take some effort to keep it looking fresh. If that's not your cup of tea, go with a lighter color or a different product. However, if you don't mind having to scrub the deck down every once in a while, this product should work well for you. It definitely protects the wood as well if not better than anything else on the market & it looks great. The texture is a little different - much less slick that regular painted wood - but nothing you will even notice unless you're barefoot.
Overall, fairly easy way to revive and protect a deck. It will require some scrubbing to keep it looking sharp, but the improved look is worth it.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYQueenSWFL A paint capable of covering a multitude of sins (natural and accidental)
Living in Southwest FL, we endure high humidity, summer torrential rains (daily), flying white sands, and extreme sun nearly year-round. This year we had an unusually long rainy season which did a number on the outdoor paint to our home. We used the BEHR Premium DeckOver Padre Brown Wood and Concrete Paint to re-paint the concrete front entrance way of our home. It came out beautifully (see the before and after photos). This is a quality paint, is thick, and dries very quickly. Because it's so thick, it required nearly 2-gallons to complete this area with two coats. This paint poured easily and was easy to apply.
The paint has a very strong ammonia odor, so recommend using a mask or use only in spaces with plenty of air/ventilation to prevent illness. Also, because the paint has a thick consistency, and dries really fast, you'll need to be hasty about applying it (especially in hot regions). Otherwise, it's great for regular wear and tear, weather beaten concrete and wooden decks, or other areas of your home that are highly visible, used frequently, and need high-quality paint.
October 20, 2013
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dottie Deck Stain
This stain covers well, goes on easily and is soap and water clean up. The product seems to go a long ways. Hope it lasts a few years. Love the darker shade for the deck, tikis and flower boxes.
August 12, 2015
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Horrible - Do not buy
We applied this product and followed the directions exactly. After two years it needs to be completely redone. There are cracks in almost all of the deck boards (even in areas that are not walked on like railings) and big areas where the finish has come completely off leaving exposed wood. The staff at the local Home Depot store don't even recommend this when you ask them about it. I spent a lot of time and money on this, and now I'll be switching products.
July 10, 2016