Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MarkWard Destroyed Our Deck
Used this product on a 1100 sq. ft. deck project. Talked with the Restore support staff prior to purchase to confirm its usability for our project. It first started bubbling then chipping and cracking OVER new wood. The product does not seal or protect your wood, it allows water to sit on your wood. We had to replace all of the decking at a cost of 9k. Restore or Home Depot did nothing to help out. Their product failed in every way they told us to our face it wouldn't and then walked away after their product failed. Their are thousands of horrible reviews everywhere you look on the internet. I just wish we would have seen them before we were walked into this nightmare!!
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Saved my beaten up deck
It is not cheap and everybody knows it. But it really saved my beaten-up deck, which is almost 10 years old and NEVER be finished in any form since day one. So you can imagine how splitted and decolored it became...
I applied the paint by the instruction (2 coats, single time single direction rolling with mild pressure every stroke), and the result turned out nicely. Although some cracks reappeared after a few rain-sun cycles because of the expansion and shrinkage nature of the wood itself, the deck now an enjoyable place for my family without worrying about the rough surface.
April 3, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by patty used on wooden deck
Last winter i walked out on my wooden deck and slipped and fell. I decided to repaint and had seen this product. it does cost more than regular paint but figured if i never slipped again than it was worth it. this product contains sand or a gritty substance. I have bought 2 (5 gallon cans ) and it wasnt enough to cover a 16x20 deck. it comes off easy. It has,a,rough finish and barefoot,if you have sensitive feet this,may,not,be the,,aproductyou want.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MILakefront Wonderful!! Looks great after the hard winter
So, It's been 1 year since we applied Restore to our very old deck that had not been treated in over 10 years. To prepare our deck, we first power washed it and let it dry. We applied 2 coats of Restore (yes it is super thick and it took much more product than we estimated), we softly brushed the 2nd coat after it was rolled on to smooth it out. After 1 year (full sun and we did not cover it over the crazy hard winter we had) the deck looks just like it did when we applied it last year! We are now going to use Restore on all our other decks and walkways.
May 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mako04 Disappointing
Purchase 8 gallons to cover a wooden walk around deck. Very difficult to work with and when the product dries it is very disappointing. It chips and bubbles up. It does not appears not to bond well with the wood. Surface was power washed prior to painting.
When the results are compared to the high price, this product is very disappointing.
January 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Xlimey Restore Wood Deck resurfacer
I used two 4 gallon buckets of Restore to replace the stain on my 250 sq.ft wood deck. Restore has such a thick consistency that it is very difficult to load onto their textured roller without first thinning it with water. I later found, for unknown reasons, that it did not adhere properly to my old deck within days of finishing the job. Anyone walking on it with non slip soles on their shoes then turning would be able to lift up big pieces of cured Restore. Although the manufacturer has honored the guarantee by replacing it with new, I now face the problem of how to re patch my deck. I am told to sand it down first. Also one must only roll the paint in ONE direction which is a hard instruction to follow when one cannot fully load the roller with Restore. Also as the finish is textured it takes much longer to cure than stated in the Restore brochure, weeks rather than days. Walk on it before then and you risk peeling it off the deck below. So for difficulty of application I cannot recommend this product for use by an average DIYer.
December 18, 2013