If your deck is looking a little weathered and worn and in need of some TLC, there’s an easy way to revive it. A good cleaning and application of Behr’s DeckOver will make your deck like new again.
Follow along with our step-by-step how-to to see just how easy simple it is.
Clean Your Deck
To begin you will need to clean your deck thoroughly. This is an important step to preserve the properties of the wood and allow the wood coating to adhere properly.
- Pump Sprayer
- Behr’s No. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner
- Bristle brush
- Extension pole
- High pressure hose nozzle
Step 1: Sweep Your Deck
If your deck hasn’t been cleaned in a while you’ll need to wash it first. First sweep off any large debris with a broom.
Step 2: Spray Your Deck Down With Water
If there are any remaining large pieces of debris, remove them with your sprayer as best you can.
Step 3: Add Cleaner to Your Pump Sprayer
Before opening cleaner, first read the back label for concentration recommendations. Use the guidelines on your pump sprayer as guidelines.
Step 4: Add Water to Pump Sprayer
Add the proportional amount of to your pump sprayer.
Step 5: Pump and Spray
When water has been added, place the handle top on the sprayer body and twist into place. Once locked, begin pumping the handle to build up pressure.
Spray your deck with the cleaning solution.
Step 6: Scrub Deck with Bristle Brush
Scrub the deck surface with your bristle brush.
Step 7: Hose Your Deck Down
When you are done scrubbing, spray your deck with water to wash off the cleaner.
Step 8: Allow Deck to Dry
Give your deck 24 hours to dry before beginning your DeckOver application.
When your deck is clean and dry, it’s time to apply DeckOver.
Apply Behr’s DeckOver
- Paint brush
- Roller and roller cover
- Bucket grid
- Extension pole
- DeckOver in the color of your choice – we used Dark Walnut PFC-25
Step 1: Determine the Quantity of DeckOver Needed
Behr has a great paint and stain calculator tool that will tell you the amount needed for different exterior products, including DeckOver.
Step 2: Pour out DeckOver
If you are doing a small area a roller tray may suffice, for bigger projects transfer the DeckOver to a clean bucket, or you can use the five- gallon DeckOver bucket.
Step 3: Stir Thoroughly
Be sure to give the product a good stir with a stir stick before painting.
Step 4: Fill Holes and Cracks
Fill any holes (smaller than ¼ in.) with a brush first.
Holes or cracks deeper than ¼ in. will not fill completely.
Step 5: Paint Around Edges and In Between Boards
Brush in along the deck boarder and in between the deck boards.
You may need a smaller brush if your boards are close together.
Step 6: Apply DeckOver to Entire Deck
Place your grate in the 5 gallon bucket and move your roller along it to evenly distribute the product.
Starting in one corner work your way across the deck, rolling the product down the length of your deck boards. Allow it to dry 4 hours before applying the second coat.
Step 7: Touch Up Holes and Cracks
If desired, apply product to touch up deep holes and cracks.
Step 8: Apply Second Coat
Repeat Step 6, and apply your second coat.
When it’s dry your deck will be ready to style and enjoy.
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