Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 317
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marc Very good overall
I have three redwood decks in my yard. I used Behr's Semi-transparent stain for 15 years. Started switching to Behr's solid stain this year and enjoy the remarkable difference. Went to Deck Over on the neglected redwood. As good as solid stain but different. Important points I want to share. You are adding a new surface to the wood.it goes on thick. Best results I had were completely dipping a 6" roller in the bucket and rolling the excess off on a plastic mesh. Replace boards that have excessive deterioration. Some boards I was able to flip and have a good surface again. I recommend using solid stain on wood structures and redwood decks in good shape. Use Deck Over on older redwood. I used 2 1/2 gallons for one coat on an 18' x 12' deck. Second coat is important and will use less. Happy to see it cleans up easy with water.
September 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LindsayL Horrible Purchase- Peeling after less than a year
Like most people here- the deckover looked great after we first put it on! Loved it the first summer we had it. However, after 1 winter though, not so much. 3/4's of my deck is peeling- and not just small spots, large chunks that are 12 inches plus long and 4-5 inches wide are coming off daily. Everytime I go to wash it off with the hose, even more comes off. I'm highly disappointed in the product. I called Behr and unlucky for me, they can't do anything for me because I don't have the old cans I used last year as proof of purchse.
For the amount of time and money I spent applying it to my deck, I would hope it would have been better quality. I guess i'm stuck buying 6 more gallons this year to fix the mess, because stripping it off is a project I don't feel like tackling.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pepe Fantastic product
My deck wasn't in bad shape but had plenty of small cracks and remnants of a previous paint job. I gave it a good stripping with my belt sander and applied a few coats of the Behr. In short, it worked like a charm!
Be warned: this stuff is pretty think out of the can. Use a 1/2" nap roller with small back and forth rolls to work the product in to the cracks in the wood. Be prepared to get a second coat down as well.
Finally, I used the product with grit in it for traction. It does its job well but will catch dirt off your shoes. I went with a beige color that shows the dirt. Bad on me but a great product.
May 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler Waste of time and money
Applied as directed last summer. After all, after spending all that time and money you don't want to have to do it again for a long time. It's already blistering. And that doesn't just scrape off, it peels off. Behr is going to replace the product, but not the labor.
Plus this shows and holds on to dirt very easily.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Serangel Brought the old deck back to life
Bought this because my 20 year old deck was looking pretty bad. Went on nicely, but watch your dripping. Paint dries fast and the drips need to be wiped up or they are there for good. Make sure you clean your deck as recommended before painting or it doesn't adhere as well. All in all I would recommend this product for renewing old decks and it also made it slip resistant which is nice.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by impressed17 Great
I Did my mother in laws deck. The wood was old, cracked, and falling apart. The deckover covered most of the cracks, and made it look almost like new, with character, which she loved. It takes a lot of product to cover, but if you read the product, it says it takes a lot, to get the job done, if you don't want to be doing it again in two years. It was Very easy to apply. It's a little difficult to clean up, but I think that would mean it works.. I would recommend it and use it again.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andy18050 A Different Project
I actually used this to refurbish an old picnic table. I built the table about 15 years ago out of pressure treated wood, and it has lived outside in Colorado and Washington ever since.\
The wood was still structurally intact, but was full of surface cracks, some splits and raised grain.
I started off by sanding the wood, just enough to get the warp out of it. Then I filled in the cracks with an outdoor putty, and sanded it smooth. I didn't go crazy, I probably spent about 15 minutes per board.
I used this product hoping it would smooth out the wood and get me a few more years out of the table. I applied it with a good quality nylon brush, then rolled it out with a 3" 1/2" nap roller. (The HD rep informed me this stuff was not rated safe for food, but I took a chance. The table seldom gets used for actual food, and I figured sitting out in the sun would bake out any toxic solvents.)
I used two coats. It went on quite well, and all of the cracks and surface grain are filled in nicely. You'd be hard pressed to tell that the boards are 15 years old, they look brand new.
I ended up with an orange-peel like texture. Just brushing left brushstrokes, while the roller left a texture. The texture seemed the lesser of the two evils. I wanted smooth, but close enough.
I wish I hadn't used my favorite brush- there seems to be no real solvent for this stuff. It pretty much laughs at paint thinner- it will keep the brush soft between recoats but doesn't dissolve it. I ended up tossing the brush when I was done. Also plan on a few extra rollers- once the paint starts to dry on them, you have a mess if you roll over fresh paint.
The directions recommend avoiding direct sunlight during application, and they are serious about that. Much easier in the shade, otherwise it dries way too fast.
All in all, I am happy with the results. The finish could have been smoother, but I am sure it is supposed to be non-skid for decks, so it is what it is.
July 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Casupe I will buy this product again!
Wide variety of colors, applies easy and one gallon covers a lot. I applied it around my pool deck and would definitely recommend it. Very good nonslip surface and filled cracks well.
June 29, 2013