Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 341
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 Was skeptical at first, but impressed overall
It seems every year or two there is some new wonder coating that will fix all of your decking problems. I use Behr products exclusively indoors and have had nothing but stellar results. I figured this was worth a try.
We have a rather large deck in various states of disrepair. While structurally sound (for the most part), the finish, which appeared to be some sort of stain, was in really bad shape. We just moved in in May, but it looks like this hasn't been tended to in many years. I replaced some sections of railing that were badly rotted and started the prep.
The can mentions prep is key, and it is correct. I pressure washed the entire deck, then went over it with a very stiff bristled broom. I got up as much loose paint as I could and started application. I wouldn't say application was easy, but paining a deck has to be one of the most tedious tasks a homeowner faces. This particular paint wasn't any more or less difficult to apply than anything I have done in the past.
Another reason I went with the Behr over the other alternative is twofold - First, no special rollers are needed. A standard high nap roller cover worked great. Second, it can be applied to vertical surfaces. This is important because I wanted the slats and posts painted as well. Two coats are recommended and two coats are required! After the first coat dried, my skepticism kicked in. There were still a lot of visible cracks and defects. After the second coat, all but the very deep gouges or knot holes were filled. It was a night and day difference. Since I just finished painting the deck, I can't comment on longevity, but it appears to be very durable, and probably the most durable coating I have applied to date. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking to refresh their old surface, or to protect their new one.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saber Very thick but the coverage is great
Like coating your deck in a tough coating. A gallon does not go far because it is very thick and requires two coats. But once it is on, it is hard. I and looking forward to see how this lasts. My front deck gets all the weather - and stain only lasts a year... time will tell.
September 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by signofthetimes DO NOT BUY THIS!
My father purchased this product in late Summer 2014. He followed the instructions to a T, purchasing and using a deck cleaner, rinsing the wood after cleaning, waiting the 3 days for it to dry like the instructions said, and applying the product under the right temperature. Here it is less than a year later, and the Deck Over has chipped and peeled off. The steps that he painted are a mess. This is a worthless product. Do not waste your money.
June 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Vinnie942 DO NOT BUY BEHR DECK OVER!
Used Behr Deck Over in the spring of 2013 and prepared the deck according to Behr's instructions. I was initially very pleased with the results, the deck looked like a brand new synthetic deck. Two years later the deck looks worse then it did before. The rails still look great, but the deck itself is peeling in huge strips. I will never waste my money on another Behr product again.
May 24, 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Duped 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 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