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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Staco Don't Buy This Product!!
This product peeled and chipped within 4 months of application. We used it on a wood deck. The manufacturer would not stand by this product and said that we didn't apply it correctly. We followed the directions as stated on the product. It was recommended by the store employee.
August 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SadInMinnesota Please don't buy this - it doesn't even last 2 years if it gets any weather at all.
We put this in 2 years ago. We followed all of the directions. We used exclusively Rustoleum products, their roller, their cleaner, etc. We waited the appropriate amount of time from wash to install. There was no rain for days and days after. It looked good at first. It still looks great where it gets no exposure to the sun, snow, etc. At the eaveline it is all in pieces. It started with small chips the first year and now after two year we have whole board junks coming off in 4 or 5" pieces. We had installed both on new boards and on old boards - we cleaned both the old and new boards with their product and now I have a huge mess. I'm trying to figure out how to get it OFF. Please don't waste your precious pennies on this. It won't hold up in Minnesota. I'm so very very disappointed.
May 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kimmmy Peeling up
We bought 2 buckets of this and put it on our deck last spring. Now this spring you can see a ton of spots where it has came off!! Very unhappy with this product, waste of money and much time!!!
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BluesQueen Absolutely Great!
I have an 850 sq. ft redwood deck that is over 40 years old. As I live in a treed area, the deck has received a lot of moisture over the years and aside from repairing needed for some of the boards, it has also required stain over the years. I decided to stop restaining every two years and use this restorative paint. I couldn't be more pleased! It to0ok a whole weekend to clean, prep and paint and the end product is gorgeous. The paint is thhick enough to smooth out some of the older boards but not so thick that you don't see some of the beautiful redwood grain. The prep is important as primer is needed for the paint to adhere properly. It looks like a brand new deck and as soon as I can figure out how to attach a photo, will post to this site.
September 9, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by FMC3 Difficult to recommend
This Rust-Oleum 10X Deck Restorer has very poor surface adhesion to bare wood and extremely poor adhesion to other paint. If you don't follow the instructions below EXACTLY, or if you skip or modify a step, you will have a 90% chance of large chunks flaking off within a year or less.
1. Start with aged, dry wood. Then apply Rust-Oleum brand (yes BRAND is necessary) Restore wood primer first.
Start with a previously painted deck and strip it completely with the Rust-Oluem brand (again, brand is necessary) Restore paint stripper.
In addition, if surface was at all dirty, you must first use Rust-Oleum Deck and Concrete Cleaner, BEFORE the primer.
2. Make sure deck wood is EXTREMELY dry, after step one. Wait at least a few days. If not extremely dry, it will fail.
3. Make sure there is no moisture, sprinkler or precipitation on the deck for 48 hours AFTER you have applied the product.
4. Must put on two coats. Coats must be at least 4 to 6 hours apart. One coat may look okay but it will fail to seal the wood adequately and water will seep into the wood and make it start to flake off.
5. Temperature must be below 90 and above 50 degrees F, for 72 hours, continuously, after application. Also avoid putting it on in hot sun or very windy conditions, or it will dry before you are finished and all areas won't adhere properly to each other.
At less than 48% humidity, the finish will dry enough for light traffic in 24 hours, but full cure to be strong enough for furniture, etc will require at least 7 days.
It says that each gallon will provide two coats for 40 square feet. Maybe I put it on heavier than that, but at two coats I only got about 25 to 30 square feet per gallon. I did use their recommended roller for a rougher surface. A regular roller would probably stretch it farther and might give good results, though less textured. This stuff is like peanut butter when it goes on (though less 'heavy').
If you follow all the above, you probably will end up with a beautifully finished deck, that might stay looking great for years. If you don't follow all the above, exactly, then you really must be prepared for abject failure. I can speak from personal experience on this, and also from combing the internet afterwards to find out why this stuff goes wrong for so many people.
December 7, 2015