Rated 1.7 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Flower2013 Product peels easily
My husband applied the Deck Restore to our deck in September, which was in pretty bad shape (see before and after photos). The product went on pretty smoothly and we allowed two days before putting back the deck furniture. We have heavy cast iron chairs and one visit from my daughter’s teenage friends resulted in the paint peeling right off(see photos). In addition, paint is peeling by a section of the deck were rain falls directly from the roof. At first I was very pleased with the result and was glad that it would last for many years, but seen the damage from the rain and the chairs I am very unhappy with this product. I plan to touch up with regular deck stain. In addition not a good idea to put on top of the railing the product is rough to the touch. Definitely not as durable or resistant as advertised.
October 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SMcG Miserable Failure
My husband and I spent last summer trying to refresh the deck in our backyard. We replaced some rotting wood, let everything weather outside for a few months, and then applied Restore at the end of August. We were very careful with prepwork. Sanded off any old finish (although deck was so old, we weren't sure it even HAD any finish), powerwashed a couple of times, and let dry thoroughly before applying Restore.
The product went on fine and looked good. Winter came and went (we live in Colorado, so the winters can be intense) and it still looked good in the spring. However, the first time I walked on it, it started to crack and peel and flake off with every step I took. Next thing I know, the entire deck is basically a mess of cracked paint and paint dust. The paint is coming up in sheets, some of them up to 12 inches long, and we're having to spend hours cleaning up the loose paint and picking up the chips so they don't wind up in my flowerbeds. The decks looks worse than when we started and we're looking at hours of work just to contain the damage.
We contacted the company and they issued a full refund for supplies, but that doesn't help clean up the mess in my backyard. Truthfully, they didn't argue much with the refund, which makes me think this is a pretty common problem. This product is absolutely a waste of time and money and should be taken off the market. It's awful that Home Depot continues to sell this. DO NOT USE.
May 26, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by peeling big mistake
It looked good last summer after I worked my off putting it on.This summer it's peeling off,I can take my leaf blower and blow large pieces off.
August 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by spp3 Terrible product
Awful adhesion and very brittle. A little focal pressure and the coat will shatter. Well see what it does when snow and ice are on. Acts like it will come right up with a snow shovel.
September 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RestoreThis get real
Take a look at the installation of this product. It is very laborious, expensive, and cumbersome to say the least. Be prepared to use a putty knife ti remove the thick coating between your deck boards. Be prepared, once you apply to feather the coating with a paint brush. Otherwise you will have an ugly looking rough coat. Be prepared to have to use a sealant to fill cracks prior to coating. Be prepared to have to apply two coatings. If you need to redo, which you will in five years or less, you can only use the same product. This is a ridiculous product in this day and age when speed, ease of application, and minimum work are standard (SOPs). It is definitely not worth the tremendous effort. I would suggest an Olympic deck stain and filling any cracks with a paintable sealant that is low mod. - expands well -silicone acrylic should do the trick. That way you reduce the work by 75%, can use any coating the future, and get at least 5 years of good wear. Minimum prep also. The preparation for 'Restore" is simply ridiculously labor intensive. I started to give it a try and took the nonsense back for a refund.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vonn it's great
makes my old deck look almost new, was easy to put on. my 4 yr old and I did it together
August 9, 2013