If you use semi-gloss latex acrylic vs gloss, do you sacrifice strength of finish/longevity? Also, can I go back and add another coat if desired in a few weeks without using perma bond again provided surface is still clean from original application?
( Thomas R LaSalle, 16/10/2017 )
You cannot use semi-gloss. Needs to be gloss. No, you cannot apply another coat a few weeks later without using the Permabond first.
I have read just about your whole website and am very interested in your products. My question is:
My deck was previously stained. I understand how to do the horizontals but if I want to do the verticals white how could I do that if I did not use the Deck Revive. Can you use perma bond under paint? I saw some pictures on your site where the verticals were white and the deck a different color...any tips/suggestions?
( Cliff Parker, 23/09/2017 )
Just use a white solid color deck stain for the verticals if you do not want to use the Deck Revive there. No need for the Permabond.
We coated our deck last weekend with your Deck Revive product. Good weather, but maybe a little too close to the 85 degree upper limit. Dried fast and we got some visible lap marks in the texture. Overall we are pleased. My question - we have an older dog with poor bladder control. Will the Deck Revive coating hold up to dog urine when she has an accident on the deck? Thanks!
( Kevin Lindstedt, 22/09/2017 )
It may discolor it slightly but it should not break down the coating.
I finished recoating about 180 square foot deck with the product (using permabond, permafill, and deck revive per instructions). It seems to have bonded great but won't know until it lives through weather and sun. Unfortunately, I did a poor job of trying to match the house's siding color and would like to correct. Since I've now got a solid base delivered by the product, can I add one coat over the existing two in a different color? (I'm going from a light toupe to a medium one with a bit more brown.) I'm assuming I would need to use permabond again am wandering if I could cut the dry portion of the mix in half if not altogether? What are the roles of the liquid and dry portions of the mix? I would need two 1/4 kits to do one more coat. I would also tint the permabond this time to help insure that one coat achieves color coverage. Are there any easier ways to remedy my bad color choice?
( Arthur Rose, 13/09/2017 )
You will need to use the Permabond (you can tint it) first and you will need to use the dry portion in the full amount. If the new color will cover the old color (old color does not show through) then you will only need one coat.
With the deck I'm refinishing, most of the boards have decent space between them for drainage. Some are a little tighter. In rolling across boards for first coat and with boards on second coat with a 9 inch roller do I need to be concerned about clogging the drainage spacing between boards? Should I use a straight edge to make sure it stays open for drainage?
( Arthur Rose, 10/09/2017 )
Use a straight edge if needed but most likely it is not an issue.
How long after applying the Permabond primer can you wait before applying the Deckrevive first coat?
( Dave Johnson, 15/08/2017 )
Apply soon as the Permabond dries. The same day.
I recently completed two coats of your deck revive (after using permabond of course), and there are so me spots that need a little touch up. Is there a time limit to use the leftover deckrevive that has not hardened? (24 hours later and some vigorous stirring made it cake batter like again after being in a sealed container). Does more permabond need to be added? (It has not rained and no rain forecasted for 48 hours). Just wanting to make sure I have the whole thing completely covered. Thanks!
( Marc, 14/08/2017 )
At this point, it will be better to use the Permabond first in those spots and a new 1/4 Kit of the Deck Revive.
what is the shipping weight of the full sized deck revive kit? - Thank you, Ralph Boomer
( Ralph Boomer, 07/08/2017 )
About 30 pounds.
Can I buy this product in the Portland Oregon area? I live in area code 97223, just south of Portland Oregon. - Thanks, Ralph Boomer
( Ralph Boomer, 30/07/2017 )
Hello, no dealers there but we ship directly to you from the website.
What quality level should the Acrylic Gloss Exterior Paint be? For example, SW has Emerald, Duration, SuperPaint, etc. I want to know if the more expensive lines have better results with the Deck Revive product.
( Vicky Schweikhart, 11/07/2017 )
Does not matter. Just make sure it is Acrylic Gloss Latex paint.
How do I measure my deck to find the sq footage?....(So I can order the correct amount of needed products. It is a rather long wrap around type shape...not a simple square.
( diane beer, 11/07/2017 )
If it is a consistent all the way around, just do the length x the width.
I have already ordered your product to cover my large 900sq ft deck. I have two questions;
1. Can I do the Perma Fill a day in advance? it will be time consuming to do, and I don't want to rush.
2. When ready to do Deck Revive, can I do half the deck at a time? Is that a problem or not recommended.
Thank you for your time.
( Jean-Claude Simard, 08/07/2017 )
1. Yes but make sure to spot apply Permabond to the areas prior to the Permafill. When you apply the Deck Revive, use the Permabond over the entire deck, including the areas where you applied the Permafill.
2. It would be best to do all at once. Apply Permabond first and then do the Deck Revive.
I live in Anchorage, Alaska. Do you ship to here?
( Dave Stratton, 06/07/2017 )
Sorry but we do not.
1) My deck is 11x20'. I am SUPER interested in your product but I'm a bit disheartened in that it appears that I will need to purchase two of your kits to meet the required coverage. In your experiences, will I ABSOLUTELY need two kits to cover my deck? Or is it possible to somehow make one kit work for me?
2) Speaking of kits, and this is more of a point of constructive criticism than it is a question... but a "kit" implies a set of components needed to do [insert thing/task here]. You state that the Perma Bond is an absolute requirement to complete a deck job, so it just irks me a bit that you sell this product separately, outside of the Deck Revive kit. No one's expecting you to give the Perma Bond away for free, but at least include that in the kit and mark the kit price up appropriately.
Thanks for your time!
( Jason, 26/06/2017 )
1. Yes, but you could get one full kit and 1 of the 1/4 Kits.
2. The Permabond cannot fit in the same container, hence why it is not included as an all inclusive.
I am looking to use this product on my deck this summer. What are the temperature ranges that it is safe/most effective to apply it under. (low and high temps)? What about a high humidity day? What about applying it in direct sunlight versus in the shade or an overcast day?
( Ami, 25/06/2017 )
For best results apply between 40 ̊- 85°F. Do not apply if ambient temperature or the surface temperature is <40 ̊ or >85 ̊F. If temperature is less than 40 ̊F this product will cure too slowly or maybe not at all. If temperatures exceed 85 ̊F, this coating may set too quickly. Additionally, do not apply coating if temperature is predicted to drop below 40 ̊F within the next 24 hours.
Humidity does not matter. It is easier to apply when not in direct sunlight.
Reviewing the Q & A section of your website I read the Deck Revive is applied with a 3/4" nap roller. Can you use a less thick nap roller 1/2" or 1/4" so it has less of a textured surface? Also would the Deck Revive be applied to railings with a typical paint brush? Thank you.
( Dave Schaefer, 21/06/2017 )
Sorry but no. Has to be 3/4" and it is not possible to reduce the texture. Use a roller for the most part on the railings and a brush where you cannot reach with roller.
I applied perma bond and Deck Revive earlier this spring. Everything looks great! My challenge now it dirt and cleaning the deck. Dog prints from mud, and muddy boot prints do not wash away as expected, along with bird droppings. Is it safe to use a brush to clean down in the grooves or best to power wash?
( George, 14/06/2017 )
Use a soft bristle brush and soapy water to clean. You can lightly pressure "rinse".
We moved into a home with a large porch (about 600 SqFt) that does not appear to have ever been stained and is quite dated. We have power washed the whole deck and replaced some of the more rotten boards, but do you recommend sanding the old boards before applying the permabond? And from what I can see, it seems as if we will need 3 Deck Revive kits and 2 Perma Bond containers, correct? This will also be enough to cover the railings surrounding the deck, right? Thank you!
( Jeanne, 07/06/2017 )
No sanding. Just pressure wash. If the horizontal deck area alone is 600 sq. feet than you have to add the sq. footage for the railings as well if you want to use the Deck Revive there on the rails. Many people use the Deck Revive for the horizontals only a regular solid stain for the verticals/railings.
For 600 total sq feet, you will need 3 Deck Revive Kits and 2 Perma Bonds.
How does your product keep in cold weather and a lot of snow? Is the paint likely to crack?
( Maria, 19/05/2017 )
We have not shown any issues with this in cold weather states.
If I have to replace a few boards that have bowed on the ends, will the DeckRevive adhere to the new boards (using Permabond first)?
( Sharon Dodge, 17/05/2017 )
Yes but pressure wash them first and let dry before applying.
I live in Rochester New York. Can I but this product locally? Thanks
( Robert DeRoller, 17/05/2017 )
Hello, we just sell online from the website. Shipping takes 2-3 business days to arrive.
I have a small deck, 80 sq ft, with 8 steps. Would two 1/4 kits cover this? If so, can I buy a lesser quantity of the Permabond also ?
( allen, 15/05/2017 )
Hello, what is the total sq footage including the steps? The Permabond does not come in a smaller size.
My deck is 575 sq ft. and am wondering how many deck revive kits I would need to cover it. Also planned to use Perma fill and wanted to know how long I needed to wait before applying Perma Bond and Revive kit after application. Thanks.
( Don Liscomb, 05/05/2017 )
You would need 3 of the Full Kits.
Can the exterior gloss acrylic latex paint be of the kind that is a paint and primer in one? Does the 'primer part' introduce any bad elements? Thanks.
( tom, 01/05/2017 )
Not a primer and paint. Just a gloss acrylic paint to be sure it works correctly.
How do I know if I need to use the Perma-Fill product or not? If I use Perma-fill, is it in addition to the Perma-Bond and then Deck-Revive?
( Jeremy, 24/04/2017 )
Use if you need to fill any large holes. It is in addition, but not always needed.
If I purchase the Deck Revive Kit and I will need 2 because my wood deck is about 400 Sq Ft.
After I put this product on my wood deck & wood deck stairs how man years will it last until it needs to be done again.
( Harold, 11/04/2017 )
From 3-5 years is normal before a touchup is needed.
What is the difference between acrylic latex and just acrylic exterior paint? Can I use acrylic paint? Is gloss unique to this type of paint or should I be selecting semi-gloss or high-gloss? My local hardware store carries Sherwin Williams (colors match my home) but only in acrylic (no latex) and in either semi or high gloss. Thanks in advance for your help.
( Jeremy Looney, 09/04/2017 )
All water based acrylic paints will fall under the latex umbrella. For example, the SW Acrylic High Gloss would be good since it is a gloss and an acrylic water based paint.
I have a deck which is composed of some kind of composite material. I have had continuing problems with the deck over the past 10 years. The material continues to deteriorate. This has occurred at the edge of the material. The builder admitted that the material was faulty from the beginning and found out that if the material was not removed and replaced you would have to scrape away the deteriorated areas, seal it and paint it. This has been done 4 times. What I want to know is can I cover the painted deck with your Perma Bond and then cover that surface with Deck Revive? Your product sounds absolutely wonderful, however I wonder if it will work for me in the above described instance. Would appreciate your response. Thank you.
( Mitchell Gordon, 31/03/2017 )
Unfortunately, it is not designed for composites but wood. It is possible that it may work just fine, but we do not have the history to say yes and therefore cannot guarantee it.
The only exterior gloss sheen acrylic paint I can find in local hardware stores is called "direct to metal". Can I use semi-gloss, or will the "direct to metal" paint work? If direct to metal will not work and semi-gloss will not work, is there a recommended brand of paint that comes in gloss acrylic exterior.
( Mark Abell, 25/03/2017 )
It needs to be a gloss exterior acrylic latex paint. They have this at Home Depot, Menards or Lowes. Does not matter on the brand. The semi-gloss will not work, not the direct to metal.
I used the permabond and mixed the deck revive. Unfortunately, the texture was more than I wanted. Can I apply a standard porch latex enamel over the permabond or do I need to sand the entire porch and start over?
( Kirk, 19/10/2016 )
You can apply a regular latex paint over the Permabond.
How long after pressure washing the surface can you start the process (i.e., apply the Perma Bond).
( Chip M., 26/09/2016 )
24-48 hours. Make sure the wood is completely dry.
When the kit is purchased for $240 does that include the Perma Fill , Perma Bond and Deck Revive or is it for Deck Revive only. I only need 65 sq ft of bench around the perimeter of my deck to be painted?
( Ann Koontz, 17/09/2016 )
The Permabond and Permafill are not included and purchased separately.
I see you use a 3/4" nap. How is the texture on the deck. That is, can you walk barefooted on the deck or will there be sharp points from using that nap size.
( Ken, 12/09/2016 )
It has a texture/grip, but not sharp to walk on.
Applied the Deck Revive, and now its looking like we might get unexpected rain. It will have dried 12-18 hrs after 2nd coat applied. Is there going to be an issue? Do I need to tarp the deck?
( Andrew White, 12/09/2016 )
It should be fine.
I just got the kit including the Perma-Fill, Perma-Bond, and the Deck Revive. I was wondering how long it takes for the Deck Revive to dry between coats. Thank you!
( Erica R, 09/09/2016 )
About 30-60 minutes in most weather conditions and temps.
I see where you would not have to add the dry chemical if you do not want a textured look. If you do use it, what kind of texture will it have. That is, I assume minor or else you could not walk barefooted on it. Is that correct
( Ken, 06/09/2016 )
The dry mix needs to be added when mixing components.
Is the Deck Revive Kit avail in Canada? If so, where can it be purchased in B.C.
( Terry MacLellan, 01/09/2016 )
It is not. We can ship to you from our website.
What is recommended to be used to apply the DeckRevive to the deck itself? (It does not appear that specific rollers or brushes are provided in the kits)
( Nicole, 30/08/2016 )
Use a 3/4" nap paint roller for the application.
So we are getting ready to do our deck ( I am excited!) Do I do the front, handrails and slats w the deck revive also? Or just the surface? I
( Amanda Scott, 18/08/2016 )
You can do all the wood with Deck Revive or just the Horizontals. The rest you would match with a solid color deck stain of the same color.
I applied permabond and two coats deck revive yesterday. Looks good! I do have and extra kit (evidently I over-ordered). Can a third coat be applied at some point? Maybe even in a year or two?
( Jim, 05/08/2016 )
Yes, but you will need to apply the Permabond again.
what if it rains before the second coat ? and how long is drying time
( douglas eichelberger, 20/07/2016 )
The second coat should go on within hours of the first coat, not days. Best to apply both on a day where there is no rain.
Is your product available in Canada. Please name retailers. Tks
( Denis, 12/07/2016 )
No dealers in Canada. We do ship direct to you via Purolator.
I have applied Behr Deckover to my deck, and it is peeling and is cracked in multiple spots. Can I apply this product over it?
( Pat, 10/07/2016 )
Sorry but you cannot fix the Behr Deck over but adding the Deck Revive on top. It will adhere to the Behr when using the Permabond, but if the Deckover continues to peel, it will be the Behr Deckover that is failing underneath, not the Deck Revive on top. In other words, you have to remove the Behr deckover as there is no easy fix for their issues of product failure.
Many of the high gloss exterior latex acrylic paints (Behr, for example) are called/labelled "enamal", even though they are 100% acrylic latex. I think this is generally to indicate the "hardness" of the finish. Can these acrylic latexes labeled as "enamal" be used with the DeckRevive and PermaBond products?
( Greg, 08/07/2016 )
As long as they are gloss acrylic latex, then yes.
What do you recommend to clean deck prior to finishing? Bleach and TSP?
( Mark Y., 06/07/2016 )
Just pressure washing to remove dirt, any old stain that is loose/peeling, etc. Chemicals are not needed.
Do you have a recommended brand of paint that works well to add to DeckRevive?
( Mark Y., 06/07/2016 )
Does not matter on brand. Has to be gloss acrylic latex.
I recently painted my deck using both the PermaBond & Deck revive products. Product looks great and very happy how my deck turned out so far!! I've noticed that falling leaves from area trees are leaving "stains" on the surface of the deck if they do not get removed quick enough. Question is how do I remove or clean the stained looking areas caused by leaves safely without damaging the paint(Deck revive)? Thank you in advance.
( Steve, 24/06/2016 )
white vinegar, usually those are mineral deposits and the vinegar will
remove them without any damage to the coating. As time goes by and
completely cures this shouldn’t be an issue.
We bought a home 3 years ago with a HUGE deck. The deck itself seemed to be ACQ, but we weren't sure what stain was used, so in 2013 we sanded off what we could (not much came off) and used Sikkens hybrid stain to cover our bases and have been doing so each summer since. Frankly, I'm exhausted! My question is can we use the Deck Revive over the Sikkens (and whatever is under it) or do I have to re sand/strip it off?
( Beth Wiener, 06/06/2016 )
You can ruse it over the Sikkens as long as you pressure wash for prep, making sure that all peeling stain is removed. You must use the Permabond first before using the Deck Revive.
can this be found in retail stores?
( Margaret A Lauer, 02/06/2016 )
For the most part it is only sold online. It is not sold in any national chains like Lowes, Home Depot or Menards.
Does the dry chemistry have to be put in? The reason I ask is that some of my customers do not want a textured look.
( Mike, 31/05/2016 )
Yes, it will not work effectively if not added.
I had a small, very light rain 12 hours after the second coat was completed. What can I do or what can I expect the result to be?
( Melissa McDougal, 26/05/2016 )
Most likley it is completely fine.
Does the glossy acrylic latex paint determine the color of the finished deck?
( Dan, 23/05/2016 )
Yes that is correct.
if I have any mixed deck revive left over will it keep or get hard on me
( james, 22/05/2016 )
It cannot be stored once mixed. It will harden.
took my deck all apart put bad side down sanded other side no stain or anything on it should I still use the perma bond.after mixing deck revive there may be some left over will it keep or not?
( james, 21/05/2016 )
Yes you have to use the Perma Bonda first.
I have a deck surface that has already had a good hard polymer paint applied that has lasted for many years. I want to use your product over top to fill a few holes and change color. Will it adhear and is PermaBond required?
( Dan, 21/05/2016 )
Yes it should work. Prep by cleaning and removing and peeling paint. You must use the Perma Bond first.
Can you use exterior FLAT paint instead of GLOSS ?
( Melissa W McDougal, 16/05/2016 )
No, it needs to be Acrylic Gloss paint.
Does any wood grain show at all after applying this product and can it be applied with a sprayer?
( Paul R., 14/05/2016 )
It cannot be applied with a sprayer. Needs to be rolled on. It will not show the wood grain.
Our deck is 12 x16. (192 Sq ft). Will one Deck Revive kit allow us 2 coats on our deck? (Or will it only cover a 200 Sq ft deck once? Do I need 2 kits?)
( Cheryl Lukasiewicz , 08/05/2016 )
One Full Kit covers 200 sq. feet for 2 coats. You just need one kit.
What is in the kit, and is this a five gallon bucket?
( Kim, 07/05/2016 )
It comes with a plastic pail to mix you components in. Your Deck Revive kit contains a liquid component and a dry component. To these, you add one gallon of ANY color of exterior latex paint.
I also have old boards and several new boards that are replacements; however, I don't have a few months before my event to let the new boards season. If there is peeling or chipping on the new boards, how can that be repaired?
( Dorothy, 02/05/2016 )
They will just need to be washed and then touched up with another coat.
Does the Deck Revive kit include the perma Bond Primer?
( Stanley Okumura, 16/04/2016 )
No. You have to buy the PermaBond Separately.
It says to use acrylic Gloss Paint... Does that give a gloss finish on the final product when it dries??? What if you use a satin or semi gloss finish paint will your product not unit with it? Thanks
( mark t, 14/04/2016 )
No it will not give a high gloss finish when done. More of a matte or satin. Need to use an acrylic Gloss paint when mixing with the Deck Revive for proper results.
Can you paint deck railing and lattice with the deck revive also?
( Lori Ashley, 12/04/2016 )
Yes it can be used on vertical areas as well.
What exactly comes in the Deck Revive Kit? And at what amount>
( Colleen, 27/03/2016 )
Each kit of DeckReviveTM is packaged in a five-gallon container for easy mixing. The kit
contains two parts: (1) liquid resin and (2) dry chemistry. YOU ADD one gallon of exterior acrylic latex
paint (any color of gloss). With two coats applied, the coverage will be approximately 200 square feet per
kit depending on surface porosity and texture.
I have old boards AND several new boards that replaced very damaged boards. How will the product take to the new pressure treated pine boards? Do they have to season first?
( Danita Williams, 20/03/2016 )
Let season for a few months so the wood dries out. Prep with pressure washing to remove any mill glaze. Make sure that you use the PermaBond first, before using the Deck Revive.
I noticed that your instructions say to add latex paint . . . is it possible to add stain, rather than paint? Also, in what way will the product affect the paint (or stain)'s coloring (will it dilute the color?, dull it? , etc.) Thank you!
( Amy Ricardo, 14/03/2016 )
Sorry but no you cannot add stain, Must be gloss exterior latex acrylic paint. The color is not diluted when mixed. ( Admin, 16/03/2016 )