Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 308
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by donedeckin Dosent work
This stuff does not work as advertised. after putting on 2 coats as directed with a roller, I still had to brush on a thicker coat to conceal the cracks that were supposed to be concealed just by rolling, and to top it off we waited 5 days for it to cure instead of the 72 hours as directed the first thing it did was chip and show marks of our deck furniture,just by setting them down, after spending 120.00 and 3 days to recover a deck that stuff should wear like iron, but being a latex it acted like latex and I dont know what to use to strip it off, this stuff is garbage
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Can't say enough good stuff!!
I have to add my 2 cents because there seems to be a lot of negative chatter about DeckOver. I could not disagree more!! I followed the directions exactly per the can and also confirmed them with my local HD paint expert. Yes, it is thick but it is supposed to be so it will hide cracks and holes. Yes, you have to plan so you do not go over it if it has already started to dry so you must keep a wet edge. Yes, you do have to wait 4 hours to apply a second coat and make sure there is no rain in the forecast. If you follow these rules, it turns out beautifully!! Our deck gets a lot of bird do-do and sun. It just washes off with a hose and stays pretty cool in direct sun. Do not be swayed by the nay sayers.
August 13, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tmra Not a repeat
SOOOO THICK Hard to spread/paint on wood.Does not cover evenly. The thickest thing I have ever tried to paint with. Its like spreading melted rubber on the wood. Because does not spread evenly, it will take at LEAST 2 coats. Hard work!
May 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Klute Take your time
I purchase 2 - 5 Gallon buckets (woodchip color) for a 450 sq ft job. (50 sq ft/Gal).
My cedar beck is 5 years old, was tired of re-treating every 2 years so I thought I'd use this as a friend had used and suggested.
I applied first coat too thin and only used 2.5 gallons. After it dried I painted the 'crack' and spaces between board in order to cover the cracks and not see previous stains on side of boards. First coat I used a 1/2" nap roller cover. 2nd coat I used a 3/4" cover with better results.
This stuff dries very fast, so if you spill/splatter you must smooth out or you need to scrape it to remove bumps. Do Not apply in direct sunlight...keep a wet edge and resist to go back and touch up thin areas.
Overall the deck looks great. I have not moved furniture on it yet, should be interesting to see if it scratches.
I had to work to keep the 2nd coat thick enough to get the coverage. I actually applied across two boards (perpendicular) and then went over the 2 boards in opposite direction to smooth out finish to ensure coverage.
Just take you time and plan ahead for favorable weather conditions.
July 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carl dissapointed
The clerk at HD talked my mother out of the Restore product , which I wanted to use. I didn't have problems with it being thick like others reported - just the opposite. The Deckover went on just like regular paint, and did not cover the woods imperfections well at all. Based on square feet, we calculated needing 15 gallons for each coat. But we've put on 2 coats, and only used about 8 gallons. We may need to put on more coats to get this to work as advertised.
August 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dude 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 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