View Poll Results: Do deck restore products work as advertised?

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  1. #1
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    Jul 2013
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    Post Deck restore products

    My deck is needing to be re-stained. I have seen deck restore products from Rust-Oleum and Behr advertised in TOH magazine and researched some videos on YouTube. I was wondering if anyone out there has used this type of product. My deck gets direct sunlight for at least 8 hours a day and I live in the costal area of North Carolina. I have small children and a dog. Any feedback would be appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Jul 2014
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    Default Re: Deck restore products

    We used the restore on our deck and we followed all instructions. Within a couple of weeks it started peeling. I
    Am going to try to get my money back.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
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    SoCal
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    Default Re: Deck restore products

    From my experience, when folks try to make their old deck look "like new", it's usually too late because their deck is on life support.

    Do you really expect to have a "like new" deck with $100 worth of restore paint?

    To have an old deck look really good, it should be maintained on a regular basis. If your deck did not receive regular maintenance, only replacing it will give you a "new deck".

  4. #4
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    Apr 2015
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    Default Re: Deck restore products

    We have an old deck (12 yrs old) that was stained at one point but removed via wear and tear from sun, rain and sanding. We added a new deck last June to get into an above-ground pool. We want to paint (solid color and textured on the floors) to have better coverage but not hard on the feet. We then will do the railings and benches a lighter color (no textured). Has anyone used the Behr Deckover or Rustoleum Restore products as I do not want to spend all this money to only redo it within the next year.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
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    Default Re: Deck restore products

    I'm with dj1

    There is no 'magic in a can' for decks, homes, or cars. Some things help on some cases but not all. Today's ACQ treated lumber does not endure as well as the old CCA wood. When a deck is ugly but sound my recommendation is painting with an exterior oil-base alkyd enamel.

    Phil

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