Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 25
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GLilyquist Great product, but very very thick
This is a great product. We redid our deck and decided to use this product to help keep it nice for years. You do have the option of brushing out the second coat to make it a little bit more smooth. We decided to leave it a rough texture and it's not painful at all with bare feet. My only complaint is that the product is very, very thick. I had a difficult time getting it to spread across my decking. We had to go back and purchase another box to complete the second coat. We were told that you can add about a cup of water per gallon to help thin it out a bit, and that seemed to help for the second coat. We also used the Restore Deck Stain for the railings, stairs, and runners. It worked great and went a long way. Looking forward to not having to redo my deck for years. Thanks!!
May 8, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Reddog Deck Restore
I used this product last summer on my 500 sq. ft. deck. Went out this s[ping to strip out a few spots where it was peeling off. When I got done taking off all the loose spots, 1/3 of my deck was down to bare wood.
You think Rustoleum could make a product that could withstand a KS winter.
March 15, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rustin Not exactly what is expected or advertised.
The idea behind this is good. The execution of it is horrible. One box should cover 2 coats on a 50sq ft deck. So I bought two boxes. One gallon didn't even get half the deck done (see image). You will need a LOT more than they recommend. If the weather is warm at all, the product begins to dry and harden in the paint roller tray and paint can before you can get a chance to use it all. I followed the directions and even made sure I was doing it exactly as the video shows. At first it came out beautiful, as you can see on the right side of the photo. But by the 8th board, it was drying in the tray faster than I could work it in and now the last 2-3 boards look like poorly poured concrete (boards are 8 ft long). My deck is 15x12 and it will take at least 10 gallons to do 2 coats. What was supposed to be an economically smart alternative (under $100) is going to turn into a $200+ project. But I can't back out of it now.
July 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by alangski garbage
If you take regular paint add a bag of sand apply and let dry this is basically what you get! Applied two coats thinking it would look better with the second only to look worse!
October 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Will You may want to read this
When in the planning phase of a very large multi deck project my client and I contact Rust-O-Leum support staff in regards to their product Restore. We explained to them that we were going to put their product over another product on one deck and we needed to seal their product on all the decks. The Restore did not adhere to the other product we were covering and bubbled up even when we told them specifically what the other product was. We had to completely re-deck this deck. The Restore support staff also told us to use a water based sealer to seal their product so we started sealing one of decks and the sealer had a reaction with the Restore and changed colors. Now we have one deck with very strange looking colors and 2 decks with no sealer and wood exposed to the elements. We have had no further help from the Rust-O-Leum Restore support staff on how to correct the problems. The product is very difficult to apply and leaves a lot of roller maker regardless of how you apply it. Restore is not a good product to go over other products even when it says it’s ok on the side of their product. Restore is not a good product if you are trying to seal and protect your wood. The Restore support staff is a complete joke and even after they completely misguided us on how to use their product they will not help us on how to figure out what to do from here. They have just left us hanging with an offer to refund the money for the Restore. One other thing I would like to add is initially they us the bubbling was from rain 2 weeks after we applied their product because their product takes 30 days to completely cure before you can get it wet. I just have to ask why they would even sale their product in the Pacific North West… Horrible product!
October 30, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy Never again!
I went above and well beyond with my prep as I wanted this to be a long term finish. My deck was by no means in need of a refinish but figured doing it early would only help it live longer, so my prep work was performed on good material. I had about 2 weeks of hot dry weather before applying and another 2.5-3 weeks after for cure. When it did finally rain this product didn't even make it through the first day before it was blistering and after about a week of off and on rain it had failed completely! I am now trying to scrape off the few areas it did adhere to and applying a new product before winter sets in. Not happy, not happy at all!
October 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DMAdam Looks good but then....
I got this because of the name and I liked the texture for grip in the winter. It was not unreasonably hard to apply but not easy either. Barely covered my 8x6 foot small deck. Because of the texture it is hard to sweep which I expected but I just hose it off.
Then winter came which is so far an easy winter and it is peeling up. come spring I will have to pull it all up hoping I can save the deck wood and do it with something else. Regardless of how good their other products are I will never purchase another of their products. They have lost a long time customer.
January 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JACKISKING WORST PRODUCT I'VE EVER USED!
LAST FALL SAW THIS PRODUCT ON T.V. WENT TO HOMEDEPOT AND PURCHASED 12 GALLONS TO TO A DECK, THIS WAS RECOMENED BY A HOMEDEPOT EMPLOYEE 10 GALONS WAS WHAT IT CALLED FOR, BUT THE EMPLOYEE STATED IT DIDN'T GO AS FAR AS THE CAN SAID. THE PRODUCT WAS THICK AND HARD TO WORK WITH. TOOK SEVERAL HOURS TO APPLY THE 2 COATS REQUIRED... THIS SPRING WENT OUT TO SEE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER OUR SOMEWHAT EASY WINTER AND WHAT A MESS! SOME PLACES WHERE O.K. BUT OTHER PLACES CAME UP IN "SHEET" OF THE PRODUCT.. GOING TO HAVE TO RE-DO THE WHOLE THING, BUT WON'T BE USING THIS PRODUCT!! IT'S GUARANTEED SO WILL HAVE TO SEE HOW GOOD THEIR WORD IS...IF YOU WANT A HEAD-ACE US THIS PRODUCT!!!
April 16, 2014