Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ronrocket Expensive but good, check color.
If you want the color in shown in the swatch, add more brown. My deck came out gray. I calculated I would need three 4 gallon cans -- ended up using five! I couldn't afford another $240 for a second coat on the whole deck, so I had to second coat only partially. It's a back breaking job, with a lot of pressure used to make sure the product goes into any cracks in the decking. Get twice as many rollers as suggested. It is concrete based, so I hope it lasts. Time will tell.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JCP1 Exactly what I needed to restore my old, cracking deck boards.
Product works as described when directions are followed. Follow the instructions exactly and you can't go wrong. I recommend using the Restore cleaner over any other cleaner prior to applying product. Take your time when applying or you will end up wasting a lot. Since applying about a month ago I have even lightly power washed the surface and it has held up without any problems.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Best Option To Avoid Deck Surface Replacement
I coated my deck with Rust-Oleum ‘Deck Restore’. It is very thick & heavy, literally like pudding, It contains sand so it needs to be mixed very thoroughly and applied very slowly, it is more difficult than regular staining or painting. You must use a special roller available only from Rust-Oleum, one of mine started to fall apart at the end of the first day of coating. For me, one 4-gallon pail covered 100 sq. feet (2 coats) just as the directions say. So basically the material alone cost about $0.80 per sq. ft., which is expensive but much less than deck replacement. I found slight color differences between the 7 pails purchased, I recommend mixing the pails together before application. My deck was in terrible shape from 19 years of direct sun weathering, some boards were so bad I had to replace them. The Restore does a good job covering most cracks & splinters. My deck & stairs is 612 sq. feet, it took two solid days and 27 gallons of material to complete 2 coats.
The directions say you can back-brush the second coat to get a smoother finish, it is a lot of work for a big deck so I did not do it. I just left the roller finish and it is coarse, like a concrete pool deck. Photos attached.
After a couple weeks everything looks good. If the surface holds up as advertised this will be a great option to avoid complete deck surface replacement.
August 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cuzz not that great
Very hard to apply and need at least 3 days without rain or the sand will wash away
October 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Butch Waste of money.
Would not recommend. Does not last. Chips and flakes off. I wasted over $1100 on this product.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great product
I used it on my chipping driveway and it covered up the chipping areas and looks great I used lots of it and it takes two coats but it is worth every penny. Next I am putting it in my garage
July 15, 2014