Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 289
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by jeanieb A Little Disappointed
The Tugboat Brown color looked a lot darker on the can and my husband was very unhappy with the "chocolate milk" look this gave. It is very thick and much harder to apply than regular paint or stain, which is understandable, but didn't win me any points with my husband! It is still a work in progress and hopefully someday the entire deck will be finished! I hope it holds up over our harsh Ohio winter or it may never be finished.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by yvettep Great Product
Great Product and Great Color! Two coats were definitely needed but it took are weathered, splintered deck and made it new again! No splinters... Now I can dance bare foot on the deck just like the people in the commercials! :)
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by proudhomeowner Very good paint
I am very impressed with this paint that Home Depot brought out for consumers. The color is beautiful, exact same as you see in the picture, is very suitable for outdoor and nice to work with as it looks like chocolate. This paint has very thick consistency and there is no need to dilute; it covers perfectly the surface from the first application itself. It dries to the touch in less than 10 min on wood and takes about 15 min on concrete, and actually you have to work very fast and stir it from time to time as it can dry so quickly. I've used this paint on wood and (mostly) concrete. Advantage on using this paint is that you don't need to prime and the instructions tells you what you need and how to prep different kinds of surfaces. The coverage of 1 gal can is pretty close to what the description says. Although this paint is for wood and concrete, the finished look is better on wood than it is on concrete, but if you got a project with the two materials this paint is all you need. Two thumbs up for this paint. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
October 8, 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