Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 805
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Richdj This stuff is c..". pealed up after one year
Product was applied one year ago and it is pealing up this year making deck look like ....
July 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dano won't last a full year
Incredibly expensive, doesn't hold up to high sun and winter weather. Just spent the day power washing the loose stuff off. What hasn't already peeled off comes off in big chunks with little effort. I might just rake up all the pieces blown off the deck and send it back to BEHR.
June 15, 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Too early to tell, but so far, so good
I've had this applied on my very old, very weathered deck for about 2.5 weeks now in mid-June 2016, and so far, so good.
It was applied in less than ideal conditions, in partial direct sun, about 80 degrees and low humidity. It had not rained for about 3 days and my moisture meter had the decking at under 8%. I brushed it on to apply it, on over 200 sq. ft. of decking, and also on some vertical surfaces. It was much easier to apply with a wide brush than with a roller. I also feel like you will be able to spread it more efficiently with a brush, and that more product will be wasted with a roller.
It says not to apply if rain is expected within 24 hours. Unfortunately, it did rain about 26 or 28 hours after the second coat was applied. That wasn't in the weather forecast. Let's hope that's enough.
The one main criticism I have so far is that the actual color is VERY different from the in-store brochure as well as the online color guide. VERY different. I originally wanted to do my entire deck in Cedar Naturaltone, which clearly is a light brown in the color brochure. You put it on and it's a bright glowing orange color. After I applied one coat of that on everything, I went to Home Depot and then got additional cans in plain Cedar to do the second coat on horizontal surfaces only. Railings and vertical surfaces I left in Cedar Naturaltone for the contrast. Even the Cedar color is quite far off from the color in the brochure, it's also a bit too orange.
Now let's see if it stands the test of time. I have relatively cold winters here in the northeast and hot, humid summers. I like the texture very much, the matte finish is grippy. And it makes my several decades old deck look like new, almost like composite decking.
July 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pickydeck Good color coverage
The Deckover paint gave good color coverage on my old faded deck. However, it didn't seal it like I thought it would.
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Heather Home Depot should pay to replace my deck
I prepared my deck meticulously following the instructions. After 6 months, it started peeling. Now after 2 years or so it is an absolute disaster. I can peel off huge strips with my hands. I have uploaded a photo showing how horrible the peeling is. I think there is mold growing under the loose strips that I am peeling off. I can't enjoy my deck anymore it is such an eyesore. I can't believe they are still selling this product. My goal for this summer is to somehow get all of this off my deck or I will have to replace every board. This product is a disgrace and I can't believe I am stuck with this horrible mess.
April 18, 2016