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Restore on a Wood Deck?

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Jun 28, 2013, 11:27 AM
Restore on a Wood Deck?
The ads for Rust-Oleum Deck Restore look good, but I wonder how good. Does anyone have experience with this stuff on their wood deck? Thank you,
Jun 28, 2013, 01:52 PM
I've seen the ads but haven't tried it. I looked at and no one has reviewed it there yet.

It does have a number of reviews at Amazon.

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Jun 28, 2013, 04:22 PM
There was a similar post using a relatively new substance on a deck and there were several comments, but I was unable to find the post. As I recall, the appearance wasn't particularly aesthetic, but I'm not sure if it was the same as what Goomba refers to.

Sure wish there was a functional search option for the posts.
Jun 28, 2013, 11:00 PM
It's a thick, goopy, plastic-like compound that will cover a lot of sins in the decking. It sure is ugly though.

Jul 02, 2013, 07:25 AM
I've looked at samples of both Restore and Behr Deckover at Home Depot. Restore has a much higher "build" (i.e.: it is thicker). My guess is that Restore will last longer, but esthetically it looks more like composite and less like wood. The fact that it has a higher build also means that it requires more effort to prevent "bridging" between boards. It is a matter of personal preference, but if I resurface my deck, I'll use Deckover.
Jul 02, 2013, 12:11 PM
I appreciate the advice. Joe, I agree with you about Restore's appearance. Looks like some little kids did something nasty to the floorboards. I'll check out the Behr Deckover this week.