Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MomZ Highly Impressed
We used this product on our back porch - the decking is at least 20 years old and is South - West facing in West Texas - is has been cooked! We spot sanded to remove the few spots of gloss from a years old coat of red wood stain and applied with a paint brush. The consistancy reminded me of a smooth soupy cement mix, it went into the old boards like butter. The second coat left the antique boards looking and feeling like fiber boards. Dried to foot traffic within a few hours. Will be back for more to cover the pool deck!
September 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MattF Stay Away
Precisely applied per instructions last May and the product is peeling off in strips less than a year later. Rustoleum has already advised they are sending a refund (but based at the current price, not the more expensive cost from last year). The refund doesn't take into account all of the prep and application time to install, or the time it's going to take to strip what's left of of the product off the deck. Very dissatisfied.
May 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner VERY Unhappy
Followed instructions to the T. Applied last fall, this is what it looks like this spring. I haven't even had the chance to enjoy my deck. With a little chip exposed, my husband blows leaves off the deck, there goes chunks of the sealer. I will not have to sand and apply something else. Very expensive product, big guarantee, very dissatisfied.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robinwalks Great product
Our deck was not in very good condition and we were considering tearing it down and replacing it. So far (only a week) it looks great! The splinters and cracks are completely covered and it looks great. It was easy to apply using the honeycomb rollers and cleans up with soap and water.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sawdustmaker Restore Deck and Concrete Resurfacer in California Rustic
Used this product on both decks at our Mountain cabin that gets lots of snow and rain making the original stain coating very slippery. The Restore product works very well as advertised but is time consuming to apply. It is very thick, like concrete mix, so I applied it with the special roller very s-l-o-w-l-y right out of the 3.75 gallon can( its advertised as a 4 gallon??), if you go too fast the stuff spatters all over. Be sure to seal the edges of the deck boards FIRST with matching stain as this product will not go in between the boards and you will be left with unsightly edges! Also, attempting to trim with a brush is not very pretty- try using the smaller roller as much as possible- I even cut down a large roller to make a couple of the smaller rollers as my HD store didn't carry them. We used 4 buckets to cover 420 square feet on the front deck and almost 4 buckets to cover the 370 square feet on the rear deck including steps. The finished product after 2 coats looks very good- 2 coats are a must! I also filled in my screw holes by dabbing a small amount of the product in each hole the day before rolling on the first coat. It appears to dry to the touch within a few hours (can walk on) but needs several days to totally dry before putting furniture or barbecues on. On the negative side, one bucket only covers 100 square feet with 2 coats making this product on the expensive side, but the results are worth it! Can't wait to see how it holds up to snow! Get all of your product from one store- we found different stores used different colorants and they didn't match!
October 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bonnie HOT!!!!
I used this product on a lower deck and upper deck leading to swimming pool. It was alot of work but it looks beautiful. This material gets "extremely" hot after the sun has been on it for a while. You can not walk on it barefoot, which is what you do around a pool. I am very unhappy with this aspect of the material. I would not recommend this product for a swimming pool deck area where children will be playing.
I have seen other peoples applications where it is peeling and flaking . It looked to me like they only put on one coat and the instructions clearly say to put on two. I applied 2 thick coats and so far I only have some flaking on the ends of deck boards.
June 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mayes Avoid this, unless you want to re-coat as often as you previously did
We went absolutely by the book with our application of Restore on an older deck--scraped, prepared the surface with the Rustoleum cleaner and a pressure washer, studied weather forecasts for the proper conditions, on and on. Application went as advertised and coverage was exactly as advertised.
For the first 6 months, the product looked fantastic. After 1 year, the product is lifting in multiple places (properly prepared places), and will need to be scraped off & re-coated. Do not waste your time and effort on this stuff, unless you plan to waste your time and effort on a yearly basis (wait, isn't that what you do with conventional stain at a fraction of the cost?).
June 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris very disappointed
I purchased 20 gallons of this product based on how it was advertised. Not only was it extremely difficult to apply, but it did not even last one year. After 3 months we discovered large pieces flaking off and are now still dealing with pieces chipping off our deck, exposing the deck as it was before we started. We had 5 weeks of dry weather and I was pretty excited, as it looked great after we initially applied it. This was a deck that had weathered wood, but was worth trying to restore rather than replace. Now I have to either try to scrap what is left on the deck and do something else, or just replace the wood all together. This product is the opposite of how it was advertised.
July 3, 2014