Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 1365
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tahoe99 Wait, It Still Looks Great
We have nasty weather up here at Lake Tahoe. I thought I would have to repaint the deck once a year and bought another gallon of this Wood and Concrete Coating. But after I scrubbed the deck with dishwashing detergent, I thought the deck still looked great. I'm going to touch up a few spots with my almost empty can and postpone doing the entire deck with the new gallon to next Spring. And I always store my can inside my condo.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ybrmcjf Economical way to restore old ugly deck
Our 16 year old deck was in bad shape, dirty, worn and full of cracks. As last resort before replacement we tried deckover and are very pleased. Based on youtube research it looked easier to apply than the competing product and covered more so costs less, we used 4 cans to cover approx 350 sql feet. We choose color 'Valise' after first trying a lighter color that was way too bright, the Valise looks lighter on the deck than on the chip and is a pleasing neutral brown. Valise color gets a few degrees hotter than the lighter color when the hot Alabama sun is hitting it (120 vs 116 degrees - so you couldn't walk on either color). We did lots of prep, cleaned with behr cleaner, sanded and filled big cracks with caulk, after that the application was easy with roller plus brushes for the tight spots and between boards. It covered the boards as advertised (looks like the tv commercial ) and has smooth texture. We thought the color would show dirt but it doesn't, it cleans easily and so far durable after a couple of months of dog and human traffic. Whoever invented this stuff is a genius, our deck looks like new and we don't have to replace it, saving us a lot of money and time.
July 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by natgro RUINED MY DECK
I prepped and applied exactly as instructions say approximately 5 weeks ago. I live in Upcountry Maui- the temperatures NEVER exceed recommended application temps, high or low, year-round. It looked great! 4 weeks later it started bubbling up all over the deck. Really nasty. Cracking and chipping can only be what lies ahead. The house is for sale and my big selling point is now a complete eyesore. I will have no choice but to give a buyer a credit to replace the whole deck. I am going to lose $5,000 by using $150. worth of this 'easy to use, miracle product'!
Just sick after seeing all the similar complaints on this site and many others on the web. Wow, guess I am not alone. I don't think any other Home Depot product reviews have more 1-star reviews than any other star reviews. Point being- THEY KNOW this is a terrible product that is costing buyers HUGE amounts of money to remedy, yet they KEEP SELLING IT.
October 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by homeowner02301 Buyer beware, poor product
followed the instruction exactly, had to use two cans for a 10 x13 deck. the stuff is so thick. when I was finally finished it looked great, 4 months later and the paint is faded and gone in so many spots. won't buy this again.
September 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ems01 Worst product I've ever used
We were so impressed with the demo at Home Depot that in 2013 my sister and I both purchased Deck Over and stained our decks. We both spent almost an entire summer on this project. After thoroughly cleaning our decks and letting them dry. We painted over the cracks and between each board with a paint brush as was suggested by the rep and allowed sufficient time for both coats to dry. Both decks look gorgeous for the remainder of that first summer. By spring 2014 the stain on both decks had cracked and started to peel. We could actually peel off the stain with our fingers. We touched up these areas only to have the same thing happen in 2015 and now in 2016. In addition, we were told the deck would be perfect for walking in on bare feet... It is not! This is very discouraging especially when my neighbors used a plain old deck stain and have much better looking decks. We were told the stain would last for many years and I have touched up my deck every year - what a waste of time and money. Several people asked why the deck looks like it does when it was recently stained and what I've used. I tell them but I also warn them it's a lot of money for very poor results. This product should last more than one year. Up to this point I thought Behr products were far better than other brands. After this experience I am not sure I will purchase Behr again.
August 14, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Smitty Here we go again . . . pealing!
This product was highly recommended by the Home Depot Paint Dept. Was told it would last for several years. I followed the preparation directions as stated. I spent days with the process. That was last summer . . . fast forward to 10 months later. it's peeling in many areas of our deck. I never intended having to prep and repaint our deck again this summer. More time and $$$.
I believe we should be refunded at least the cost of the paint!
July 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kcmrfixit don't buy
This paint didn't even last a year. It is already peeling.
July 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by RM5440 Behr Deck Over, smooth 5000-N
Behr Deck Over Review
Behr's Deck Over. Hmmm? I'm not sure it's worth all the application troubles, and only time will tell if it has better durability than other H.D. products that are faster/easier to apply — and less expensive.
Another concern I have is quality control, because application of the second gallon was not the same as the first. Right away, citing several issues, I questioned the first gallon's quality but got assurances that all was okay. The second gallon's differences indicated something was indeed amiss.
It seems to me that Deck Over's super thickness implies superior coverage performance, so why would a second coat be required? If for no other reason, a second coat is necessary to get a full coverage/color appearance. So where's the advantage over double or triple coating with faster/easier/less expensive products?
I'm left wondering about some other issues, too. Is its super-flat "sheen" going to resist standing water puddles after a rain, or discolor. Is it going to oxidize and fade too quickly? Is it going to show common usage scuff marks? Is it going to adhere better and longer? So far, I don't know.
One thing I do know is that I could have applied Behr's highest quality solid stain with a lot more confidence in the final results.
June 26, 2016