Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Blondiebvle Deckover on a neglected (10 years) deck
Application in September was not difficult, the worst part was washing the deck before painting. So far, we are very impressed with the results. Deckover filled cracks and improved the appearance of the 30+ year old deck on the back of the house. It did take a few days to completely dry. I am not sure what will happen over the winter - Ohio has harsh ones . . . I may write another review in the Spring . . . The color was California Rustic
December 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sally Deck Over
I used deck Over on a concrete cool deck around the pool. It is much hotter than the original cool deck, cannot walk on it without shoes. It covered well with two coats but now as swimming has started the pool water stains the Deck Over. Not happy about that. I wrote Behr asking if I should use a sealer but never got a reply. The folks at home Depot did not think a sealer was needed????Too bad, it was very expensive to stain so easily.
June 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Christy Good product, good price
This product covered both my front, smaller deck and my back larger deck with 2 coats and looks really nice.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skip Great product
Easy to apply and coverage was more than stated, even with 2 coats.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1windfarmer I like what I see so far!
I've used transparent stain on many decks and will probably never go back unless it's a true redwood deck. My current deck is pressure treated and I live in the mid-west, which means harsh winter elements. My deck was built in 2008 and was cracking in many places...mainly due to the contractor using heart wood. If you can avoid heart wood then do it! Heart wood is easy to see; look at the end of the board and if you see a tight circular pattern the it is from the center of the tree. Heart wood inevitably warp, split and curl. It's cheap for the builder and expensive to maintain. I saw this because that's what I'm applying this product to. My board have slight to moderate cracks and I wanted something to fill them to prevent water going in, freezing and causing more damage. The product claims it can fill 1/4" cracks or gaps...well, maybe if you build it up in the right condition. I found that I could fill hairline to 1/16" gaps fairly easy, but not by rolling alone. I had to zig zag the roller back and forth across the board in order to fill them and if you back rolled too much your roller would pull it out.
I bought a little more than I needed so I wouldn't worry about running out and to lay it on heavy to reduce my time with the roller. I hate painting because I'm such a perfectionist so it takes me forever. I figured I'd go with heavy material quantity and speed through it and I was right. This stuff is thick and if you want to do other things that day then figure out if its worth another $30!
I ran two coats on a 15x12 deck plus stairs and with perfect weather conditions (oxymoron for mid-west...not Southern CA where I grew up) and finished in 5 hours and about 3.5 gallons. Of course my son who is home from college helped...I do suggest having help. If the paint is in the sun it will develop a dry film on top so try to keep in the shade and never let rollers or brushes sit out while grabbing a sandwich. Wrap things in plastic or leave submerged.
I should mention that I did not do the railing...just walking surface.
The end result is what I expected, filled cracks (after two coats the larger cracks will need a 3rd coat...the paint shrinks a little or gravity sucked it in deeper and some cracks opened up) and an overall very nice surface...looks smooth and even. The deck looks new again, not too gritty texture to walk on with bare feet, feels fine.
The product is so new there isn't a year warranty so I didn't give it the highest rating and I can't see this filling 1/4" gaps easily. In my opinion it seems like a very durable material and will protect well and should last more than the one year the previous transparent stain lasted. My only concern is that sliding furniture may gouge or leave marks. This unit is my rental so I won't know for another month or so how it will hold up to BBQs and patio furniture...I do believe that I will get at least 3-4 good years out of it all things considered.
July 29, 2013