Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 1365
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 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by kcmrfixit don't buy
This paint didn't even last a year. It is already peeling.
July 27, 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MW Product should be taken off the market!!
Applied Deck over per instructions on can, after 1 year it is pealing and bubbling. It is difficult to put on, very expensive, doesn't cover as advertised.
July 6, 2016