Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SRC1 Rust Oleum Restore
We applied this to our deck a year ago. Cleaned it, sanded it, prepped it with recommended products to prime. After a year, it discolored, raised up and is coming off in pieces. Over 50% of the product is off the deck. I would not recommend this to anyone who lives in an area that has a change of seasons. Maybe it would work better in arid climates. Now we have to high pressure hose the rest of it off and apply a more copasetic treatment to the deck. We have never been more disappointed in the results of this product. S.R.C.
April 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Marie Dissapointed
Very unhappy with the COLOR. The picture shows a completely different color than the actual paint. I had to return it. Home Depot does not take paint back but in our case was kind enough to let us return it and gave us a refund. I appreciate the way they handled that.
July 31, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chesterfield Very nice, thick finish after it was all done
OK, first the CONS:
1. When others say that this is thick and doesn't go very far, they are NOT exagerating. I originally estimated 16 gallons (4 containers) for a large (approx 600 s/f) cedar deck. I was way off. It ended up taking about 40 gallons (10 containers) to do 2 coats. This obviously gets very expensive in a hurry.
2. The Restore Roller covers give it the nice texture, but boy do they splatter! Getting this off of white siding that you thought was too high up to get splattered is not easy. Take the extra time to cover all areas up to 30" - 36" high and be sure to wear some clothes that you don't mind if they get some paint splattered on them.
3. With the thickness and texture comes a fairly rough finish. It provides nice traction, but don't expect things to slide very easily on it afterwards.
1. If you replace any boards prior to applying this, it works more like paint rather than stain. So you don't have boards with different hues or absorbing the stain differently.
2. It does provide a very nice, thick finish as promised. We had some slight splintering in some areas when someone got a little too aggressive with a pressure washer in the past. It sealed these areas and appears to be holding it together nicely.
3. I don't think I will get the "12 Years" that they claim, but so far it is holding up much better than stain ever did and if I get another 4-6 years out of my deck before having to refinish it or replace all of the deck boards with a composite material I'll be happy.
Hints or tricks:
1. Buy several cheap disposable brushes. After you roll out the paint and before opening another bucket, use the brushes with whatever is remaining in the bucket you just rolled to fill in any recessed areas, knot holes, or deeper cracks in the area that you are about to roll next. This will make it go quicker and you'll end up using less of this expensive paint.
March 8, 2012