Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 259
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Crazyman Thinking of using this? Don't!
I put this product on bare pressure treated (and aged) lumber. Two years later and it is peeling and flaking off. Now I have to figure out how to remove it so I can use a better product. My deck looks terrible and this product is to blame. Terrible.
May 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hineshill Great Product
Just used this on my 20 year-old porch that had been stained and painted. Had to do alot of scrapping before applying but it worked just as it said it would. Just don't buy too much. I covered almost 450 sq. ft with 5 gallons and did apply two coats. Had bought a second 5 gallons as I thought it was 375 sq. per 5 gallons. Couldn't return it so sold it to a friend. Best part is it cleans up with water!!!
June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Behr Deckover Smooth Finish vs. Textured
I live in Bremerton, WA and we get a good share of rain here. We don't get much very cold weather, but it generally snows a few times each winter and can drop in the teens a few weeks per year. It also can get into the 90's for 30ish days per year in the summer months.
I used the smooth finish product over previously treated fir 2X6 decking. It hadn't been treated for at least 5 years prior to my using the Behr deckover product.
I used the Cape Cod Gray Smooth finish paint on my 600 sq ft deck after sanding and totally drying my wood. It peeled over 40% within the first winter. Totally dissatisfied and frustrated. I have used the Textured Cape Cod Gray on enclosed cargo trailer floors with good luck, though. So I pressure washed my peeling deck, sanded peeling spots, and let dry. I then applied the Cape Cod Gray TEXTURED product and it's been a good choice for me. It dries almost alike it has a hard plastic or even a concrete additive in it. I'm very happy so far with the TEXTURED PRODUCT. I'm waiting for next winter to come to confirm, but I'm confident it'll old up.
July 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LAW Don't use BEHR on your deck!
We have always used Behr on interior projects and love it. We trusted that the deck over would be a great product and give us a well protected deck....WRONG! It has peeled and you can't get it off. We spent hours scraping and have decided to dig the paint out of the screws and flip the boards. If you are trying to decide if you should use this product (or similar products...rustoleum, olympic, etc) DON'T do it!!
May 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe1MD Would never buy again - good luck removing it
Baltimore Maryland - Memorial Day weekend 2013: Bought traditional behr deck stain then saw the commercial of people dancing on a deck with deckover so returned the stain and bought the 5 gallon bucket. I had high hopes for the product. I pre-treated/prepped my deck according to the guidelines, removed all existing stain with behr cleaner, stripper, sanded some rough spots, brushed and rinsed clean everywhere. Let dry for a good 2 weeks. The product applied fine, it self leveled for the most part. It looked great after finishing.
Year 1 (2014) it still looked good.
year 2 (2015) started peeling in small parts on the railing where it was hit with sun all day.
year 3 (2016) is a complete disaster. Large sheets are peeling off. chipping paint is everywhere. It blows onto my neighbors property and i'm constantly apologizing and cleaning up the trash paint chips.
This product is very poor. what's worse is the work that will be required to strip the remnants. i can't decide whether i will hire someone or spend the 20-30 hrs myself stripping this horrible product, sanding and re-staining with a traditional product. Most likely it wont be behr.
i would not recommend this. it is a short term, pricey solution, there are much better options.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rikiwho worth the time and money
i put one coat to cover over the pumpkin colored cedar that i used 2 years ago with no problems
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TT Poor Product - Difficult to apply - Peels Quickly
Product is extremely difficult to apply. Is too thick to apply with roller. If you are successful applying with a roller the product leaves a textured surface. We were finally able to apply with a 4" brush. Use of a brush drastically extends the time required.
We power washed the deck and just prior to application re-sprayed deck with garden hose and spray attachment. We allowed several days to dry and started application. Several sections of deck started to peel within a month. At the point of this review the product has been on for about 9 months. It is peeling at many locations on deck.
I would not recommend the use of this product. As Review Title states it is very difficult to apply and then does not stick to decking. I am extremely dissatisfied.
June 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pam Horrible
We have an old wrap around deck that was in bad shape, lots of splinters, looked bad, so tried this to restore it. It actually worked pretty good, no splinters you can walk around barefooted and looked pretty good. For a while anyway, about a week! Then started looking really dirty, like it has a layer of dirt on it. Can't clean it off!! Tried spraying it, mopping it, scrubbing it and it still looks horrible!! Have not had any trouble with it peeling on the actual covered areas, which is why I gave it 2 stars, but on outside areas with no cover it is peeling. Stairs are being redone now, going to try Rust-Oleum 4X restore, see how it does and how it looks! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!
June 3, 2016