BEHR PREMIUM DECKOVER®

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Bring new life to old wood and concrete surfaces with BEHR PREMIUM DECKOVER. This 100% acrylic formula conceals cracks and splinters up to 1/4", and creates a smooth, slip-resistant finish that also resists cracking and peeling. It's available in 54 solid custom colors, and is also great for decks, railings, patios, composite decks, pool decks and walkways.

Finish
Creates a smooth, slip-resistant finish
Best for use in
For properly prepared exterior weathered or cracked horizontal & vertical wood, concrete and composite surfaces.
Coverage
1st Coat 75 Sq. Ft; 2nd Coat 75 Sq. Ft.

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Product Usage

Must Prep
Before Use

2 Coats Required 
 

Horiz. Spread Rate:
1st Coat 75 Sq. Ft
2nd Coat 75 Sq. Ft.

Clean-Up
Soap & Water

Where to Use

Recommended for properly prepared exterior weathered or cracked horizontal and vertical wood and composite surfaces such as Decks, Railings, Porches and Boat Docks. Also great for concrete surfaces such as Pool Decks, Patios and Sidewalks. Do not use on drivable surfaces such as garage floors and driveways.

Preparation

The following steps and products are recommended for best results.

  • All surfaces must be clean, sound, dry and free of any dirt, oil, and grease before application.
  • Wood Surfaces: Replace rotting or unstable boards and remove loose splinters. Remove mildew stains, dirt, oil and grease with a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner prior to application.
  • Use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM NO. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper (must be followed by NO. 63) to remove all loose wood fibers, peeling paint/stain or deteriorated coatings prior to application of DeckOver.
  • On new wood, use NO. 63 to remove mill glaze and open the pores of the wood. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before coating.
  • Concrete Surfaces: Avoid areas that are structurally weak or subject to hydrostatic pressure above 8 psi. Allow new surfaces to cure for 30 days.
  • Use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM NO. 992 Concrete & Masonry Paint Stripper to strip peeling coating.
  • Use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM NO. 991 Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher to clean and etch uncoated concrete or NO. 990 Concrete & Masonry Degreaser & Cleaner on sound coated surfaces prior to coating.
Application
  • Use product when air and surface temperatures are between 50-90˚ F (10-32˚ C).
  • During application, avoid exposure of container to direct sunlight. Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours.
  • Intermix multiple containers to ensure color uniformity.
  • Stir product occasionally throughout application. DO NOT THIN PRODUCT.
  • For nail holes and cracks up to 1/4", completely fill in with DeckOver coating using a nylon/polyester brush and allow to dry prior to rolling. Deep nail holes and cracks may require additional filling.
  • For edges, corners and in between wood boards, apply using a nylon/polyester brush. Use pressure while rolling and apply a generous, even coat using a 1/4-1/2" nap roller. For a smoother texture, use a brush or thinner nap roller (i.e. 1/4").
  • For vertical surfaces such as railings, use a nylon/polyester brush or roller and apply two thin coats at a spread rate of 400 sq. ft. per gallon.
  • Airless spray is recommended for experienced applicators only; use a .027" - .035" tip with no mesh filter at 2400-3200psi.
  • When spraying vertical surfaces, apply a very thin coat (one pass only) and do not back brush/roll.
  • When spraying horizontal surfaces, follow the standard spread rate of 75 sq. ft. per gallon.
  • For optimum performance, film uniformity, leveling and to cover cracks, a second coat MUST be applied.
  • Maintain a wet edge when applying.
Dry Time
  • 4-6 hours before recoat. Dries to touch in 4 hours.
  • Wait 24-48 hours before light foot traffic. 72 hours to full cure.
  • Additional dry time may be needed in cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
  • Premature heavy traffic will cause coating failure.
Disposal
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service.

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LIMITED WARRANTY

For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. In the event this product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR PREMIUM DECKOVER® is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 689.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Investment Ever! I am writing this review 3 years after I have applied this product to my vacation home deck in mid Michigan and would like to say it has held up tremendously well! It is very disappointing to read others reviews, saying how terrible this product is and not to buy. The key to making this product satisfying, is in the preparation. If you don't prepare your deck properly, then you won't get the results as expected. I spent the entire 4th of July week in 2015 preparing and applying the Behr Deck Over product to my 450 sqft treated wood deck that is nearly 25 years old. After power washing my deck, I rented a floor sander from our local rental store. (see attached pic). I sanded the entire deck right to the bare wood. I then applied the deck cleaner and let it dry well before applying two coats of Behr Deck Over. With the harsh winters we have in Michigan, I was a bit skeptical on what I would find in the spring time based on the reviews that I read. Needless to say, after 3 winters, this product has held up amazingly well. (see attached pic) All I do is lightly power wash it and it looks just as good as it does when I applied it. My advise is, if you're intending to make this a quick weekend project, this product is not for you!!
Date published: 2018-06-25
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