Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 1365
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rose Don't waist your money.
I used this last fall. Deck was expertly prepped, hand scrapped and power washed. This spring now, it is peeling off in patches and the deck has not even been used yet.
May 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LadyV I love my refurbished deck!!!!
I used BEHR DeckOver to restore our deck and I love it. Previously, the deck had been painted at least twice, but when we moved into the house the paint was peeling, chipping, and spotty everywhere. DeckOver, made my deck look and feel like new. Several people thought I re-did the deck with composite material. We have a multi level deck so I used two colors, Bordeaux and Castle Gray.
Although it's as easy to use as paint, I recommend starting early in the morning. Allow your 1st coat to dry midday and applying your second coat in the evening. It's nearly impossible to apply this paint in the heat of the day. It's very thick and will congeal fast if it's warm outside. Even after power washing, stripping and sanding my deck was still in bad shape so the regular DeckOver didn't quite meet my expectations for filling in cracks and gaps. If I had it to do over again I would probably use the textured version with a smooth roller for better coverage. I'll come back next spring to review how it held up over the winter, but for now I'm looking forward to enjoying my new deck this spring and summer.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB IMPRESSIVE COVERAGE, GREAT RESULTS!
As seen in the photos, our steps (which were last stained about 2 years ago) needed attention. We were planning to replace them this summer, but didn't get the chance. We thought we would try this DeckOver product first to see what it could do.
I was impressed, the coverage is remarkable. This paint filled in most of the cracks and crevices with the first coat. It took a while to work the paint into all the cracks on the first coat, but the second coat finished the job very well. It did have to be stirred more frequently than regular paints, as a film would start to develop on the surface (it was a cool 70 degree day, and there was a breeze). It is a thick paint, and a little more difficult to spread evenly for a slow painter like me but it got easier as I progressed. It has a slight odor similar to ammonia - but not overpowering while working outdoors. I used less than 1/2 gallon for the steps and now plan to paint the porch floor planks next.
The Bordeaux color is a little lighter than what I prefer, but it is very close. I am hoping that this covering will last a bit longer than the previous stain products I've used. I am so pleased that we did not have to replace the steps, they look so much better now! (for some reason, my camera did not capture the coloring properly - the steps do not have the blotchy appearance that my photos seem to show!)
September 16, 2013
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