Recommended for properly prepared wood or concrete surfaces
BEHR Premium DeckOver is an innovative new solid color coating that will bring your old, weathered wood or concrete back to life. The advanced 100% acrylic resin, fused with ceramic microspheres, creates a durable coating on your tired deck, rejuvenating its look. Spatter resistant formula makes application quick and easy.
Revives wood and composite decks, railings, porches and boat docks, also great for concrete pool decks, patios and sidewalks
100% acrylic solid color coating
For the best results, be sure to properly prepare the surface using other applicable preparation products as described in the label instructions
Provides a durable, mildew resistant finish
Can be applied in temperatures as low as 50°F
Formulated for brush, roller or spray application
Covers up to 375 sq. ft. per 5 gallon; Two coats required
Resists cracking and peeling and conceals splinters and cracks up to 1/4 in.
Creates a smooth, slip-resistant finish
Easy clean-up with soap and water
Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
Online Price includes a Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI and VT
The paint was purchased to paint a 17 year old deck the has been professionally maintained in a regular basis. Saw the adds for this product on TV and decided to give it a try. I started by preparing the deck by spraying it wit.h 30 second cleaner and followed up with some brushing and then a light power washing. I let the deck sit for four days in which we had dry weather in the 70's (yes unusual for the Seattle area). The day before I started painting the deck I went to my local Home Depot store (Sodo Seattle) and had Paula the paint manager assist me. She was very helpful and was really complimentary of my choice to use the Behr Deck Over. I estimated my job would require 7 gallons. I purchased a 5 gallon bucket and two one gallon cans. Cedar Natural Tone was selected #SC-533. It the store I liked the color and the sample that dried on the mixing stick seemed great. Paula recommended a pack of good quality brushes, two roller trays, micro fiber rollers of very good quality, two roller handles and two long screw-in stick handled.
I started the painting "chore" about 8:00 am, the weather was cool, dry and comfortable mid 50's to start off. As directed I did all of the detail work first edging, cracks and nail holes. Using this paint is like spreading a thick mustard. It is goopy like thick mustard. It takes work to get it down into cracks, along edges and into detail areas. I just gave up trying to finesse a brush along an edge made a mess, had to resort to masking. Once I got the detail work done I broke out the pans and rollers. Myself and my daughter managed to get the first coat down by 1 pm. The rolling of the paint onto the deck for the most part went well. Yes, the sheer thickness of this paint makes for a fair arm workout. As the day went on the temperature claimed into the lower 70's, we were constantly fighting the coagulation of the surface layer of paint in the tray. It would thicken rapidly and clump up on the roller surface. By the end of the first coat the deck looked really good. The only dissatisfaction is that the paint would not flow down between the deck boards. We took the rest of the afternoon off and cleaned the tools off a bit. We came back to the deck about 5 pm for the second layer. It went on with about the same effort as the first. Took about 3 hours. By this time the rollers were completely worn so I just tossed them in the garbage along with the pans. I have been spending the following days just doing touch-up to missed divots and detail areas. I am really pleased with the result especially for a do it yourself job.
Looking back at the result I was a little disappointed on how much effort was needed to get this stuff on in mild weather. A conventional brush is very frustrating to use. The instructions say not to thin this stain at all. Rolling was a constant motion back and forth to,the tray as a loaded up roller did not go far. Just keep this expectation in mind. The color was my only other nag. I thought it was a little to yellow of a cedar tone. I should have settled for more of a redwood stain.
In summary the finished job looks really good for a DIY job. Is it perfect "no". The dried surface has a mild grit to it which would lead me to believe it will be stable when wet. Because of how this paint/stain went on I will probably do again. The water clean up and result were sufficiently gratifying for me to attempt this project again when needed. Let's see how long this stuff holds up! It is more of a thick coating that sits on top of the surface rather then soaks into to wood fibers like conventional stain does.
Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Good Protection, Looks Great, Dries Quickly
really thick pudding like texture