Three Behr paint cans and feet walking on the deck Behr Advanced deckover with two paint cans and deck in the background


BEHR PREMIUM ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating resurfaces existing wooden decks by filling-in cracks and taming splinters, extending the life of your deck and living space so you can enjoy the outdoors.


Resurfaces Properly Prepared Wood & Concrete
Conceals splinters & cracks up to ¼”
Creates a smooth, slip-resistant finish
Covers up to 75 sq. ft in 2 coats/gallon
Barefoot Friendly


For a More Textured, Stippled Finish
For an Extra Textured finish, apply this product with the DECKOVER Extra Textured roller cover
Conceals splinters & cracks up to ¼”
Creates a textured, slip-resistant finish
Covers up to 75 sq. ft in 2 coats/gallon
Barefoot Friendly

Tips For Ensuring Success with ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating

See product label or website for required surface prep and application steps.
Proper preparation and application are key to achieving a beautiful deck with long-lasting results. Here are some tips to help you achieve success with your ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating project.

Deck Preparation for ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating Video
Use the Proper Tools

Best results are achieved when you use the recommended tools.

  • ½″ nap roller is recommended; a brush or ¼″ nap roller can also be used for a smoother finish
  • ¾″ nap roller can be used but dry time will be longer
  • Airless sprayer only recommended for experienced users
  • No honeycomb rollers
Detailed Application Tips

One gallon of ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating can cover up to 75 Sq. Ft. with 2 Coats. It is strongly recommended to fill cracks, nail holes and accessible board ends prior to applying the first coat.
Estimated project time:.

  • Day 1 - Prep Day – Properly clean the wood or concrete surface according to label instructions. Wait 24 hours for surface to completely dry.
  • Day 2 - Application Day:
  • Fill in cracks - Let dry for 4-6 hours
  • Apply 1st Coat - Let dry for 4-6 hours
  • Apply 2nd Coat - Let dry for 4-6 hours
    • Inspect the project annually for wood stability and coating condition
For detailed product information:

Please see the product page at or the product label for complete application and safety instructions

Clean. Conceal. Cover.

A Clean and Sound Surface is Required.

Your deck surface must be clean and sound. Properly prepare your deck before application.

  • Remove dirt, oil, grease, mold/mildew, or any other debris or stain on the surface
  • Replace rotting or unstable boards
  • Remove loose wood fibers or wood fuzz
  • Remove peeling paint/coating
  • Make sure the deck has been constructed according to standard building codes
Your Surface Must be Completely Dry.

Apply ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating only on a completely dry surface. After cleaning with water and appropriate cleaning products, allow a minimum of 24 hours of dry time

  • If you live in a high-moisture region, allow for a longer dry time
  • If weather conditions are damp, allow for a longer dry time
  • Do not apply in direct sunlight.
  • If rain is predicted within 24 hours, don't apply
  • Do not apply under foggy, high-moisture, or cool temperature conditions
  • Ensure that the wood surface has adequate board spacing to allow for proper air circulation
Where You Apply is Important.

Apply ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating on these recommended surfaces:

  • Properly prepared wood and composite surfaces (such as decks and railings)
  • Properly prepared concrete surfaces (such as pool decks and patios)
  • Properly prepared pressure-treated wood

DO NOT APPLY on these surfaces:

  • Drivable surfaces (such as garages and driveways)
  • Plywood or compressed wood
  • Any architectural plastics (such as vinyl siding or conduits)
  • Wood surfaces that are in direct contact with the ground or exposed to excessive ground moisture.
Project Checklist
  • ¼″ Nap Roller Cover
    (for Smooth & Textured ADVANCED DECKOVER Coatings)
  • ADVANCED DECKOVER Extra Textured Roller Cover
    (for Extra Textured ADVANCED DECKOVER Coating)
  • Painter's Tape
  • Roller Frame & Extension Pole
  • Stir Stick & Paint Tray
  • Drop Cloth
  • Nylon/Polyester Brush
  • Protective Equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.)
  • Plastic Watering Can
  • Stiff Bristle Brush
  • Hose or Pressure Washer
  • Wood or Concrete Cleaners (see video above)
  • Concrete Surfaces: Paint Stripper to Remove Failing Coating (if necessary)
  • Wood Surfaces: Stripper such as BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper to Remove Failing Coating (if necessary)
Jug of wood cleaner
Actions that can adversely affect ADVANCED DECKOVER coating performance

The following actions can severely affect the performance of the ADVANCED DECKOVER coating:

  • Failing to properly prepare the surface (i.e. Failing to strip away peeling coatings with No. 64 Wood Stain and Finish Stripper and using No. 63 All In One Wood Cleaner to clean the surface)
  • Not allowing sufficient dry time after preparation
  • Not allowing sufficient dry time between coats
  • Not completely filling in cracks with ADVANCED DECKOVER prior to coating
  • Thinning the ADVANCED DECKOVER product
  • Applying the product outside of the recommended temperature range
  • Applying the product on damp/wet surfaces
  • Skipping instruction steps in the preparation or application process


Resurfaces Properly Prepared Weathered Wood and Concrete

Whether your project calls for starting, smoothing, texturizing or coloring over, the key to success is proper preparation of your surface.

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