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Behr Deckover Painting

Updated: Feb 23

Good Morning!


A little background.. I have a super large 3 tier deck that is probably close to 15-20 years old. When I first moved in, It had never been taken care of and realistically probably was never stained. I tried Behr stain that looked like gray paint the first time I tried to stain it 2 years ago and it peeled extremely bad within the first year. In addition, the hot tub we tore out destroyed some of the boards with moisture and mold so I had to replace those this year. A lot of my tips and tricks will be more based on older decks, just a heads up!

OK! Onto the product review. The Behr Deckover paint had a lawsuit recently and they had to reformulate their paint and it is now called "Advanced Deckover". I was brave enough to give this paint a try because it can fill up to a 1/4" gaps, which I needed! Unfortunately I will not know until Spring 2021 if it will make it through the harsh winter. Fingers crossed!

Supplies (Home Depot)

Prep Work: 1-2 days depending on size and condition of deck

1. Clean Deck

Recommended Product: All-In-One Deck Cleaner

2. Remove Lattice (optional for cleaning and painting)


3. Power Wash (3000 + PSI)

Recommended Product:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-3000-PSI-2-3-GPM-Honda-Gas-Pressure-Washer-RY803001/303316335


4. Fill in cracks (optional). You will want to wait the correct amount of time for this to dry before painting.

Recommended Product:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-Plastic-Wood-8-oz-Natural-Latex-Wood-Filler-08135/205227691?


5. Replace old boards (optional)

**Note that if you get treated wood you should let it sit and not paint for a few weeks to a few months. Click below for more information on how to tell if your boards are ready to be painted.

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-paint-pressure-treated-wood/#:~:text=Between%20the%20chemicals%20used%20to,the%20wood%20can%20be%20painted.


6. Sanding(highly recommended if deck has previous paint chipping, etc)

Recommended Product:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-6-Amp-Corded-3-in-x-18-in-Portable-Belt-Sander-BE319/205216313




Painting Day!




WORK IN PROGRESS....

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