Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 88
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Twin Shocked and highly upset
I was so excited about the potential for this deck restoration product. I followed the directions of prepping the deck, cleaning with the suggested materials by Home Depot Staff. I found the application to be simple. The product went on smooth and looked great. I waited the suggested timeframe to dry and applied a second coat giving it a remarkable look. That was Nov. 2014. It is now Feb. 2015 and my deck is horrible. The coating has chipped away and become sand like in texture. This deck is seldom used but I noticed that when walking on it, the coating easily chips away. I was shocked at the way it has turned out. I would not recommend this product as I purchased about $300 worth of materials for this product with junk to show for it.
February 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CRMom Difficult to apply, and then peeled off!
This stain was somewhat difficult to apply because it is so thick. However, we had high hopes that it would be really durable as a result. After a little over 2 weeks curing in really decent weather (most days in the 70s), upon the first rain and slight dip in temps it peeled off in chunks. They are sending us replacement tubs, but we will have to endure a winter with it looking not so great and will wait until spring to try to repair this issue. And then of course have to cross our fingers that it doesn't peel off again after all that work. Super disappointed with the product.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FieldofDreams Love it
Do not hesitate on buying this! We read all reviews prior to purchasing and were hesitant to try. If you read instructions and apply as directed, you will have no problems.
Our deck is 10x25 and we used 2 - 4 gal. buckets & 1 gal. matching stain for two coats. We decided to keep the surface rough as it wasn't as rough as some reviews stated. We used 2 rollers, but one would of been ok. The thickness is about the same as tile grout. We did need to paint with a brush between the 3/4" cracks as it did not drip between like we thought it may.
Extremely pleased with the results of the product.
Color is Fieldstone.
July 14, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by IllinoisCustomer Waste of money. not durable
I did extensive research before redoing my deck. The reivews on this looked good. The only issue seemed to be its difficulty in applying.
to prep our deck, we power washed, then scraped then sanded loose areas then power washed again. It wasn't too bad to apply. That was Sept 2013.
After the winter , the deck is peeling, cracking and chipping. it looks horrible. My research shows MANY similar issues. This product is horrible. Clearly, they have a quality problem. That's likely why customer service hasn't responded to my inquiries.
it is getting worse daily
April 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bass VERY disappointed
I researched this stuff before I bought it. I followed the instructions to the letter: I washed with the Restore wash, I sanded the parts that needed sanding, I applied it between the optimal temps, I let it dry between coats, I let it dry the specified amount of time before walking on it or placing furniture on it. At first it was perfect! It was a great finish and the best color. Now, less than 3 months later, it is cracking and bubbling and peeling up. This stuff isn't cheap and our deck isn't small. I feel like I threw away time and money with this product!!
November 18, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Doofus34 Disappointed in results
All looks lovely; love the color; however, the least little movement of anything removes the Restore color. I will spend the rest of my life
June 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie Peels after 4-5 months!
We were excited about this product. Took before and after pics that looked awesome. Did the pre-wash as instructed. Took 2 weekends [pre wash one weekend - application second weekend to make sure it was fully dry] About 4-5 months after we completed the project - the stuff started peeling up. This deck does not get much use either - so it's not like there was a lot of furniture scraping across the surface...
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Great product, big job!
Loved the final look but was very time consuming and messy. 10x12 deck I used about 7 Gallons (2 coats) and a half gallon of the straight stain for sides and in between boards as it did not fill like I thought it would. I recommend buying .35 cent foam brushes and going between boards prior to using Restore. Also take the time to tape off any area you don't want the Restore to splatter, because it goes everywhere. Very happy with final look and will do the same to my front porch in the spring.
August 22, 2013