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Old 03-13-2015, 06:12 PM   #1
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I had a customer buy deckover from Home Depot 8 months ago and paint there deck. They said they followed all the instructions (power wash, used the recommended cleaning agent, etc) but now 8 months later there are spots (less than 10%) where the paint is peeling up. Is this common just because the deck is so old, or the products not good. The homeowner ask me if this was my deck what I would do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:58 PM   #2
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I have heard consumers talking about peeling paint with Behr Deckover and similar products. I have used it on decks, docks, and even vertical surfaces by customer preference and have not had an issue.

Sidebar: I used Rustoleum 10x once. It's like laying concrete. Not using it ever again.

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I would stay right the heck out of it. Whatever you do, you're going to be responsible for the HO's paint job at the end of it.
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x2. Failure is all he will see from here on out. You need to get wise on product recomendation, prep work etc. Can't preach prep enough. Do some research other than Cheapo's so called pros. In certain situations its often better to let them jump in the swamp with the gators rather than pushing them in. Support your local paint supplier.
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These coatings have an elastomeric component to them. If the thing isn't sealed on all 6 sides moisture gets in and bubbles it up like a balloon.
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I had a customer buy deckover from Home Depot 8 months ago and paint there deck. They said they followed all the instructions (power wash, used the recommended cleaning agent, etc) but now 8 months later there are spots (less than 10%) where the paint is peeling up. Is this common just because the deck is so old, or the products not good. The homeowner ask me if this was my deck what I would do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I used one of those type of products once. I think it might have been the Olympic Rescue It. Right on the label, I remember they specifically said not to use a pressure washer. They said it would drive contaminants further into the wood and cause premature product failure. The customer powerwashed it anyway. It really stuck in my brain. Can't find it now, though.

EDIT: Check this link. http://buyat.ppg.com/rep_pafpainttoo.../tdb/79702.pdf

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sorta makes sense...

Gideond has a valid point about unsealed area of the boards absorbing moisture like a sponge...then evaporating, taking the coating up with it.
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Like I said can't preach prep enough. I think gideond and instock both are spot on here. When I sell a wood deck I try so sell prestaining before install. Can count on one hand how many want to do it. Roll it into the initial price now or pay me triple later. I also learned long ago power washing forces chems. into wood. I've lost a few paint jobs and deck restains in the past using only Jomax and a pump up sprayer. It made them look so good client declined paint or restain. Great product. This was in an upscale area where good products were obviously used just not maintained. On the flip you can only put so much lipstic on the pig.
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seems like all of these products are having similar issues: Olympic Rescue It, Rustoleum Restore and Behr Deckover. Peeling within months of application.
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You know why it's called Deckover? Because that's what you'll be doing after using....rebuilding the deck all over.
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I would advise to paint under optimum conditions, after suitable prep.

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I bet that's a lot easier to do in southern California than it is here in Michigan.

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