Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 908
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Diannajh the proof will be in longevity
We applied this over the weekend. For the deck I had to purchase an additional gallon for my deck, the color was true. The paint in this color has to be mixed, the only color available without mixing is grey. The product is very thick, it is hard to apply to get it on without it partially drying, but it just takes practice. Again, the proof will be in how long it lasts. I have confidence in Behr products, we followed directions exactly, my deck is still bare, so nothing heavy for a week. The finish is nice, I included a pic...just so you know, this color is more of an orangey undertone, not the reddish I was expecting, but I actually like this a lot better!! OH if you are sensitive to odors wear a mask it has a VERY strong ammonia smell!
September 3, 2014
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 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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Slick Good
This is very thick,love all the colors.Just follow directions I put 2 coats on now bring on the rain.
October 20, 2015
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 Zinnia Colors on brochure are untrue
Bought 2 cans for 9 year old deck. I Chose a color much darker than the existing color of my deck. Terra cotta was a pasty white toned clay color. I had brought in a color to match but sales lady said deck over didn't match well and refused to try. I Exchanged terra cotta for darker barn red. I knew it was wrong when she opened the can . Got home ,let's just say lipstick red would be a more appropriate name for it . Unless I want to spar with the homeowners association, I have to pass on this one too. Wasted 40.00 plus gas and my entire afternoon and I still don't have any paint I can use. A couple shopping in the store warned us not to buy deck over so we can't say we were not told. This was my very first time returning any paint .
June 10, 2015
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