Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by anne A waste of time and money
This product is terrible. Spent weeks in Sept 2014 researching, prepping and painting. Did everything the Rustoleum tutorial said to do. Did not even use the deck over the winter and it's now a cracked, bubbling, peeling mess. Now reading hundreds of terrible reviews from others with the same problem. Save yourself a lot of time and $ and use something else.
May 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Valhalla9119 Tubs where not consistent however over all good.
I bought 17 tubs, 1 tub was 3\4's full of sand and impossible to mix properly and very hard to roll on, 1 was the wrong colour despite being labelled beach it was definitely more grey and unusable, 2 where very runny. So the finished effect after to 2 coats is uneven as I was in the process of doing the deck then. The tubs where very difficult to open.The end result showed a marked improvement and I was pleased with the result, I would recommend this product, the majority of the the time it was easy to roll on. I would advise you to check all the tubs before you start to ensure you have the right colour and get an even finish.
October 23, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bristowVA Their square feet chart is way off.
I just completed my 12x14 deck. Since they only fill the 5 gallon buckets to slightly less than 4 gallons. I was only able to get one coat out of two buckets that should be good for two coats according to the manufacturer.
It seems to be a good product but it cost double what they say. I spent $200 dollars for all the supplies required and it was only good for one coat. Sales man said that people keep coming back to get more. I know why now, it takes A LOT to do 200sf.
it is expensive but good.
June 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Restore Deck Resurfacer
This product is amazing. I am using this on my deck that has been on the house for about 10 years and after the first coat the decking boards look like new. It really does fill in cracks up to 1/4" along with the nail holes. The only complaint I have is getting the material in between the boards. It is not something you can do with the roller and I would suggest doing between the boards before you start the rest of the deck. Overall I am very happy with this product, it saved me a lot of money and a lot of work not replacing the flooring on my deck.
June 8, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mikeh Coverage
As another reviewer said...the coverage is t what the mfr claims. You'll need more to complete your job. Buy extra. ...but so far I like the result.
June 17, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FauxYI EXPECT TO BUY A LOT!!
While I have just finished the major portion of my deck (still have a few touch ups to do from second coat), I have to give a severe warning....plan on using double, if not more, than what you think you'll need according to the manufacturers guidelines. Also, mine has not completely cured but, I would not say that this surface is "barefoot friendly" as it claims. My deck was, in all honesty, in pretty bad shape with warped boards, cracks, and even some loose boards. This definitely does what it claims but also takes a great deal of time and effort to actually cover all the cracks. I rolled out the first coat, used a brush to fill in the cracks for the second coat (as stated in the video) and still have some area's that are not as textured as the rest. My purpose in trying this product was in lieu of having to replace my entire deck so, with this in mind, it is pricey but, worth the money instead of payin thousands to replace a worn out deck.
And,...1 roller was not sufficient for the entire job. I ended up having to purchase not only two 4 gallon containers but, another 2 gallons and another roller! I will be very interested to see the final results when it has completely dried and cured since I had to go over every single board with a paint brush to cover the cracks. I think, if your deck is not in as bad a shape as mine was, the product would probably go on a bit easier and cover a little bit more....but not much to make a significant difference. As for getting in between the boards to have uniform coverage....forget about it! I didn't even have a brush that would fit into those spaces so be prepared for having a darker wood show through the cracks if you go with a light color (I chose Sedona)
June 24, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nickn9me Do a Test Area First!
I am trying to extend life of a pool deck and put down 3.75 gal of this after tinting to match. The directions say it fills cracks up to 1/4". Unfortunately, after an 8 hr cure in 80 degreee sunny weather, I have many soft pockets where the material was not hardening, The cured portion of these pockets was only about 1/8". It was apparent this was never going to set up, so I took out my pressure washer and removed it. You can imagine the mess this made. This product is basically an exterior latex paint with fine sand suspended in it. The other issue I have is, it comes in a 5 gallon bucket, but only has 3.75 gallon of material in it. The reason for this according to manufacturer is to make the bucket easier to carry! How nice of these people to short me 1.25 gallons of material so I do not strain myself! So, after tax, it is $95 for 3.75 gallons, or about $25.50 per gallon. Since I have some larger gaps to fill, I am going to try Quickcrete Concrete Resurfacer. This product is tintable, can go on very thin and will harden up in larger gaps, plus is only about $35 for 40 lbs. This covers 90 sq. ft. and the $95 of Restore covers 100 SF per directions. I actually got 150 SF out of mine (that I later blew off with pressure washer!). I will make sure I test the Quickrete on a small area first!
February 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tindi Old, ugly splintered deck looks brand new!
To make the thick liquid give more coverage, I used a paint brush first (seals cracks more efficiently) then for the second coat I used the roller for texture.
October 11, 2012