Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KBny We Saved our Deck
In all fairness to the product, our deck was very weathered with cracking and splinters throughout from the previous owners lack of maintenance. We had put off doing anything for awhile as we thought our only step was to replace the surface of the deck as we knew we needed much more than a stain to save it.
We saw the ad for Rustoleum Restore on television and went to the 4 minute video to see how this may be done. After viewing, we agreed this was our only option to save the deck and at a minimal expense.
Powerwashing and proper prep showed fairly good quality wood below the years of no maintenance, which gave us more hope that this would work. After much debate, the color we chose is the "California Rustic", as you will see in my photos.
First was the tedious task of staining railings & spindles with the matching stain. It went on very easily and had the consistency of paint, not runny stain which I have used before. A fat brush did the trick of getting it into the woodgrain and cracks. crevices, etc.
It finally stopped raining this past week and Saturday was the day of the first coat on the flooring. Proper protection of siding & trim is essential! The first coat went on easily with my husband & I working together rolling it out and touching up the surface as we went along. The wood was VERY thirsty and we used more than we anticipated, so back to Home Depot for more! Our deck size is 12 x 14 and the first coat took us 2 hours, 2nd coat took 1 &1/2...
The first coat dried well overnight and we knew a 2nd would go on the next day with no rain predicted. We decided to not "smooth out the roller surface" with a brush this time and let it smooth out naturally as it dried.
Overall we are very pleased with the product!! This is a definite for those that need to save their deck. This is not a product to use of you still wish to see the natural woodgrain below a stain color. Final surface has look of the "trex" material, but perfect for us. We can use our deck!!
July 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KJH15 Easy application of product.
I liked everything about the product except it was not the exact color I specifically ordered.
Had ordered California Rustic color and got a Terracotta color.
Keep in mind that you should really allow 5 weeks of warm weather for the product to completely cure before putting anything (including your furniture) back. It's worth the wait!
I would have given this five stars had it been the right color!
No more slipping and sliding on a wet deck!
The textured finish is good and it has definitely revitalized the deck!
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bughead347 The look and durability is great.
My front porch was the eyesore of the neighborhood. After rebuilding the rotten flooring and reusing the posts and railings, I used Blue Sky Restore on the floor and fence post caps - which I made using upside-down flower pots. The coverage seems limited, but the stuff is very thick; I needed 3 gallons, but bought 2 kits which was more cost effective. I have enough left over for touch-ups later if needed. Now everyone who comes to my front door complements the beautiful porch.
August 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DoItYerselfer Great Product
We bought the 2 gallon kit to try on our deck to see if it would be worth it to resurface our deck. We estimated replacing our existing deck with a composite product would cost over five thousand, this will be far less expensive and last our lifetime. We can't wait to buy enough to finish the job. It went on easily with little prep and has already held up to weather and grandkids riding toys on it.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KentwoodMike Good Stuff!
We used this on an old picnic table. What a difference it made! It has held up beautifully for over a year now. Our only regret is that we didn't choose the smoother second coat option. Looks like we will be doing the entire deck next!
June 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by restorer Wonderful color
Looks great, has some texture so keeps from being slick when it rains or snows.
September 24, 2013