Updated: Feb 23, 2021
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)
4. Fill in cracks (optional). You will want to wait the correct amount of time for this to dry before painting.
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.
6. Sanding(highly recommended if deck has previous paint chipping, etc)
WORK IN PROGRESS....