Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â by davey 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 5 out of 5Â by joseph deck looks like new
our deck is 10+ years old and was showing wear. debated on using restore vs deck over, and chose deck over as our deck was not in that bad shape. went on easily (rollers for the deck, brushes for the railings). color was slightly lighter than expected but that was ok. used a little more than we estimated but used 2 coats liberally. dried much quicker than expected as compared with deck stain. cleanup was easy. after deck over dried you could still see the grain in the wood (unlike restore which results in a totally different look and texture).
to summarize, if your deck is in bad shape with lots of cracks/splinters/defects than we'd recommend restore. if on the other hand your deck is not in too bad shape but shows its age than give deck over a try. we were very happy with the results. how long will the new look last? only time will tell.
July 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by pitbull1 Does not dry true to colour.
Very thick and hard to apply, had to keep reloading the roller, went on easier with a brush, dried very fast. I bought the sandal wood colour, it dried seashell pink, and shows every speck of dirt and dust. I will redo with a darker colour. Time will tell how it holds up to Florida weather.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Samuel Exactly what was advertised.
Covered Nicely and was the color that I had expected. Sometimes color charts are deceiving but this was just what we wanted.
October 21, 2014