Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 896
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thesimonfamily Fixed my deck and saved ma a lot of money
My deck hadn't been taken care for over 10 years ago. I was talking to one of the staff at Home Depot about the splinters and cracks I had on the deck and he recommended Behr Deck Over. I researched his recommendation and it had good reviews. The product applied easily and covered the deck and fixed the splinters and cracks. The deck really looks new after applying the second coat. It was a bit difficult to apply and took some time especially for the first coat as the paint is very thick. I used a roller for most of the deck and a brush for the corners, the sides and the railing.
No priming is needed, which is great, but there is no instruction on how to stain the deck after applying the Deck Over paint.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer A lot of work, but worth it
Our deck is almost 30 years old, and was never properly cared for. It was worn from having sand thrown on it in the winter, and rotted in a lot of places because we used outdoor rugs and the wood never dried.
There were so many splinters and cracks, we were worried about the dog's paws. Going barefoot was out of the question. We really needed to replace the deck, but just couldn't afford it this year.
The DeckOver commercials were intriguing. What did we have to lose?
The project took me (58 years old, female) about six weeks from start to finish. I scraped up old stain and paint, scrubbed off mold, dug out rot and sealed with wood hardener and putty, sanded where I had to, and scraped dirt from between the boards with a putty knife. The deck area totals about 600 square feet with simple railings around the upper portion.
I chose to brush the paint because the surface was so bad. Brushing gave me the opportunity to use a heavier application than a roller would have allowed. I painted in sections so we could still use the deck during the process. We arranged patio furniture as a barrier to keep the dog off the fresh paint.
You cannot clean the brushes, so I bought three inexpensive wide brushes, and used each one about four times. Between painting I placed the brush in a plastic bag in the refrigerator, and it stayed perfectly soft. I wore vinyl "surgical" gloves while painting.
I bought gallons one at a time (used six) because a five-gallon can was too heavy for me. There is some slight difference in tone, but part of that could be because some of the sections were painted weeks apart.
The paint smells awful. It is very thick (which is awesome, because you can see the cracks disappear with each brush stroke). Do NOT paint in the sun or when the deck is very hot; the paint will dry too fast. It sets up in about an hour; we walked on it after about 18 hours with no problems.
So far there is no peeling but honestly, even if there was, this is so much better than what was there, I'm not sure I would care. For a little more than $225, we didn't have to replace our deck.
July 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HandyDan Don't Waste Your Money on this Product
Don't waste your money on this product!!
I have been using Behr deck products for over 12 years now and none of them seem to last more than a year. Last fall I bought Behr Deck Over and rented a commercial sander to completely remove all remnants of previous stain layers followed with compressed air to blow off all sanding dust from the deck floor. After we applied the Behr Deck Over it looked really great. I mistakenly thought maybe this product would work as advertised. Well as soon as spring weather came in March and April it began flaking and pealing everywhere.
I'm done using Behr products and will look at oil based penetrating stains when I get ready to stain my deck this year.
May 12, 2015
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 2.0 out of 5.0 by MoneyPitowner Mixed review
We used this on a deck that had never been sealed. You will use a ton of this product. We have a 12x15 deck and used 4 cans just on the flooring and steps. It also dries much lighter than whats in the can. Can't stress that enough. Also it is so hot on your bare feet, on s 80-90 degree day you can't walk on it. It looks ok. Cut a roller in half when doing the flooring, it saves on waste.
July 20, 2015
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 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 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