After reading the literature about how this product works, I decided to buy it through Home Depot. This product had to be ordered and I waited about two weeks. Application was very easy as long as you have the applicator that is recommended. The applicator was difficult to find I needed to go to a different Home Depot in a different state to find one. The product covers more area than the can suggests. 2 gallons covered about 300 ft. which is what my patio is.
Very pleased with the results. Love the texture. Follow directions carefully. Highly recommended. Color looks unbelievably great.
I was worried about using this coating because its hard to tell if you will like it when its done. I can say that I'm very happy I used it and I think it has greatly improved the look of my back patio.
I would recommend following the instructions carefully. I swept off the patio first, then applied the specific cleaner from the instructions (Concrete Etch and Cleaner). After it dried completely I applied the first coat, waited until the next day, then applied the second coat. I used the specific foam roller stated in the instructions. It goes on similar to paint, but you are more spreading it than painting it on. The roller doesn't really pick it up like a paint roller does. It works best to pour some onto the concrete, then spread it evenly with the roller, working in small sections. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it so that I spread it evenly. Personally, I thought the texture was a little too rough from the roller by itself. So what I did was lightly drag a paintbrush over the surface right after I rolled each section and I was very happy with the results. See the picture to note the difference it made.
Overall, I am extremely happy with how easy it was to apply and how good it looks. It made a HUGE improvement in how the patio looks.
Pros: Dries Quickly, Easy Instructions, Easy to Apply, Good Protection, Looks Great
THE PAINT PROCESS WAS HARD TO KEEP PAINT MIXED AND NOT EASY TP APPLY AND YES I USED THE SPECIAL R...
June 23, 2020
THE PAINT PROCESS WAS HARD TO KEEP PAINT MIXED AND NOT EASY TP APPLY AND YES I USED THE SPECIAL ROLLER APPLICATOR WHICH WAS ALSO A WASTE OF MONEY
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportJune 25, 2020
That is not what we like to hear! Rust-Oleum Decorative Concrete Coating is a ready to use formula that offers superior protection against water and the elements, is extremely durable and wear-resistant, and has the added protective benefit of NeverWet properties. Pour a small amount of product directly onto the surface. Apply in 4x4 foot sections and back roll in the opposite direction to ensure a thin, even coat. Maintain a wet edge to prevent lap marks and gloss variations. Roll slowly and apply light pressure. Two coats are required for optimal coverage and durability. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6
It is not easy to apply. Even though the contractor was very careful, still some lines can be see...
June 3, 2020
It is not easy to apply. Even though the contractor was very careful, still some lines can be seen. There are small imperfections, that look like divots, in the floor where the material did not stick.
The finished product, although it looks good, does not hold up. It nicks and scratches very easily, leaving a whitish discolored area.
It is very expensive for what you end up with. The contractor did mix all the cans, but some of them were not completely full and some were a different shade of red than the others.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportJune 4, 2020
Something is amiss here DJ! Rust-Oleum Decorative Concrete Coating creates a unique, multi-colored look with a textured finish when applied with our unique roller sleeve applicator. When applied to proper etched and prepped concrete this coating is extremely durable. Give us a call at 888-683-5667 so we can hear more about you application and try to make things right. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6
This is a great product. You do need a concrete...
June 3, 2020
This is a great product. You do need a concrete paint roller as it is thick. I put on two coats and my outdoor concrete bar looks fantastic. Nice color and the texture makes it look better than flat paint.
I was very disappointed that we could not get the same paint as 5 years ago. It came in 5 gallon cans. Your new paint did not match the old paint we used. Because the color that you call "brick" ends up brownish pink. Not the red brick. We had to try and match it. The clerk tried to match it but it turned out orangey and is real shiney and not as grainy as the original. We used the Restore gallons..... I am disappointed. Don't know why you needed to change it.I had to settle for the new mixed one but not happy.
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportAugust 9, 2019
We appreciate your feedback, Bonnie! Please keep in mind that it may be difficult to match an existing older coating due to the weathering and fading the original coating. Rust-Oleum Decorative Concrete Coating is different than the Restore line. If looking for a product closer to that line, we recommend the Rust-Oleum RockSolid Deck in One Day line. The 20X Deck Resurfacer will have the textured finish. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-RockSolid-1-gal-Russet-Exterior-20X-Deck-Resurfacer-319402/307428370 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3