Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 289
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by tnahpele Easy to apply
My home has about 700 sq. ft. of cedar deck and porch that were painted with "porch paint" by the previous owner. When we bought the house 4 years ago we searched for a more durable paint but were unsuccessful and ended up repainting with porch paint, which lasts about a year in the wear paths. When I saw DeckOver I hoped it would be the solution for a long-wearing deck paint and got some to try.
So far I've used it on the steps that get the most wear and a badly spalled concrete landing outside the basement door. I'm going to test these locations for wear resistance for a few months before committing to using DeckOver for all 700 sq. ft. of deck.
I used a 3" brush to apply it. It goes on easily but requires frequent brush reloading to get the required amount applied. When doing the badly worn concrete landing I needed to reload the brush every 6" of surface. I stored the brush in a plastic bag between coats and it was still usable after a couple of weeks.
The instructions say it will fill divots of up to 1/4", but on the concrete it didn't seem to do that well, as shown in the close up photo.
October 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0Â by MsGoodwrench mixed review
I write this after waiting to see results over time. Last year I wanted to fix up my ugly old deck and I researched the different products that claim to renew your deck - Restore, DeckOver were the top ones I picked. I went with the DeckOver because I didn't really like the gritty reviews for the Restore. I wanted to redo my deck, but did not want to spend for over 5 gallons of the stuff if it wouldn't work; you just can't undo this stuff. So, I decided to do my own test. I bought a gallon and picked several items to use it on and watch to see how it worked. I picked a picnic bench, and the handrail on my deck to test. That was last summer, everything was prepped as well as I understood, and dry conditions. After painting (which isn't the easiest because it is VERY thick, I don't even know how you could pour the stuff out into a pan to roll it on), and it all looked good after a thick first coat filling cracks, and a second coat. Now it is spring time and I am reviewing the results. The picnic bench has some flaking (it is outside year round), some spots I will touch up. The deck handrail is another story... wow, I am soooo glad I did not waste the time and money to do my entire deck! I thought I saw a wrinkle or something, and when I looked closer, saw that the paint was peeling. I pulled up SHEETS of this stuff, it just pulled right up off that handrail in 4' long strips!! I mean, NO adhesion! Now this handrail is old, dry wood, like 1 x 6; not thick like decking that might have held moisture longer than I knew. There are only small spots that the stuff has adhered to the wood. I do not waste my time painting without good prep work; I don't enjoy painting the same thing repeatedly, so I don't know what happened here, but I will not spend money on this stuff for the entire deck. I would be livid if I had spent all that time and money on doing the deck floor to have it peel off like the handrail paint did. My best advice to you is to do a test like I did. Pick a small project and test it using a gallon of this stuff before spending big bucks on 5-gallon plus for your whole deck. See how that works for you over time, then decide. My deck is on the west side of the house, and gets the afternoon full sun. I would have put the paint on in the afternoon, because of not wanted morning moisture to ruin the adhesion. I am puzzled, and dismayed, had hopes for a nice deck. Don't mind putting the time and money into it once, but I do not want to end up with my deck looking like the handrail does. It almost seems like it needs a primer coat first because neither of my test objects had the best adhesion, I don't think, from looking at it.
May 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Landlady Worth the extra work
Bought this because I did not like the gritty "other" deck restorer. Selected a color that was close to the trim on the house, and it looks very good. Applied this in the SUMMER in KANSAS and it worked out just fine. I should mention that the deck is in the shade after about 11 am. The deck had not been maintained at all by previous owner, who applied latex house paint to the deck. The worst part of this job was removing the peeling, blistering paint! Washed deck with power washer and let it dry a few days. There were some really large cracks, so I filled them with exterior wood filler first. Then I brushed deck over into the small and medium cracks and let it dry for a day. Used a small brush on spindles, which took a lot of time. Rolled flat parts with a 5/8 inch roller. Even in very hot weather, it dried fine with no discoloring. Because of the heat, I only worked on the deck in the mornings. This allowed almost 24 hours between two coats. The difference is amazing. I thought I might have to replace all of the deck boards, it looked so awful. Has survived winter looking as good as it did in June.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by NixTools Went down easy good thick paint
The pant was a pleasure to work with. I used a 3/4 poly nap roller to apply it. I used it on my trailer deck which is covered by 2x8x12 pt boards. I aloud it to sun dry for a month before applying the paint. It went on thick a filled many of the small cracks in the wood. It looks good. Like a rubber coat almost. The anti slip in the paint is very nice to I add a little more anti slip to the trailer it came out beautiful.
I also painted my wife's rocking chair. She was a little worried about the abrasive ness of the paint, but it feels fine a it's ready for the hardest rain. This is good stuff.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Greg This is a good product
I put down one coat and it covered over 100sq ft. I found a brush or a pad to be more effective than a roller because you get the cracks filled better by first going with the grain and across the grain with a finish stroke withe the grain. I am so happy with the first coat that I will not apply the second coat. One coat lets the wood grain show through. I expect that a second coat would be necessary if the wood is badly weather or you want a very smooth surface. I was surprised that I got hit with the ammonia smell when I opened the can. Hope that is not a, sign of deterioration and the paint peel off in 3 weeks. Overall very pleased
June 21, 2013