Hi- How do I color the perma bond? Would a paint store add the color even though I am buying it from you? And do they add the same thing/amount that they add to the gallon for in the deck revive? Thanks
( Carolyn, 17/07/2017 )
No need to color the Permabond. Apply it clear.
Can you put the kit and the 1/4 kit together during the initial mixing to ensure they have the exact matching color?
( Michael, 01/07/2017 )
Best to do them separately. The color should not be an issue as long as the gloss acrylic paint is the same color for the gallon and quart.
I am redoing a deck that also has benches with supports. I plan to do the tops of the benches with both Perma Bond and then Deck Revive. The support boards are in good shape (out of the weather) and so I plan to just paint them the same color with outdoor latex. Should I, or can I, use the Perma Bond on these boards under the regular latex, or should I make sure that the Perma Bond does not get on the surfaces I intend just to paint.
( Larry, 20/06/2017 )
Just use the Permabond where you plan to use the Deck Revive.
I already used a paint and stain stripper from home depot. Can I still use the Deck Revive Kit? as I noticed that your instructions state that one should not use a deck cleaner/brightener. Your thoughts?
( mike callon, 19/06/2017 )
You can but you will need to make sure the wood is thoroughly rinsed well with water. It would be best to do a light pressure wash with water only and let dry for 48 hours before suing the Permabond and Deck Revive.
We used Perma-Bond, then Perma-Fill, then Deck-Revive, it looks great, but we ran out of the Deck-Revive paint before finishing the railings. Im going to order another 1/4 Kit of Deck-Revive. Do I need to order and re-apply the Perma-Bond to the parts that didnt get the initial coat of Deck-Revive (they did get a coat of Perma-Bond already but it will probably rain before next weekend). What about going back over the parts that did get the first coat (giving them a second coat a week later), do I need to re-apply Perma-Bond to them or just go over with the Deck-Revive?
( John, 11/06/2017 )
Reapply the Permabond for both scenarios.
If I want to tint the bonder to get better color matching on a worn deck, how much paint to bonder do I mix? My deck is 300 square feet so I am going with two kits, one bonder and one filler to make sure I get all the railings and pickets done as well.
( Bill, 05/06/2017 )
No need to tint the PermaBond. Just the Deck Revive kits is all you need.
How do you apply perma bond to the deck? What is the best applicator for this step?
( Jay, 23/05/2017 )
A roller. 1/2".
we have a treehouse/deck just over a year since we built it. We chose Thompson's water seal/stain, and less than a year parts of it are coming off and looks like it has some mildew. Do we have to remove that product first or can we just clean it and use deck revive over it?
( joleen, 14/04/2017 )
You will have to pressure wash with water to remove as much as you can that is peeling. You can leave the old stain that is still intact and not peeling. Prime with the Permabond and then the Deck Revive.
Can the Perma Bond be applied over recently applied oil based stain such as Armstrong Clark or TWP 100 stain, and then Deck Revive over that?
( Michael Bolds, 04/09/2016 )
Yes, but it would be best to just remove the old deck stains first.
I power washed my old wood deck . I am planning to use Benjamin moore Arborcoat in Redwood . Do I use the PermaBond primer , follow by my Arborcoat or do I need to use the PermaBond primer , Deck revive kick and then my Arborcoat ?
( Luz, 24/07/2016 )
PermaBond is designed to be used with Deck Revive. You cannot apply BM Arborocoat over the Deck Revive.
How long can the PermaBond stay on without applying Deck Revive. Can I wait a few days?
( Ryan, 11/07/2016 )
No. It is best to do the same day. The PermaBond is easy t apply and dries fast. Typically in 30-60 minutes.
Ca.n you use PermaBond with other exterior latex pants?
( Rob, 29/06/2016 )
How long is the Perma Bond good for after mixing?
( Rob, 28/06/2016 )
The PermaBond is good for 14 days.
Have a 2 level, 690 sq. ft. deck, approximately 15 years old, pressure treated wood. Was covered with a composite plastic? like covering on all the floors, (product is no longer sold as it warped terribly). It was removed several years ago. The deck has since been treated with Thompsons Water Seal, 2 years later with a semi-transparent deck stain, 2 years later we tried a solid color stain. Nothing has helped, it just keeps getting worse. I cannot afford to replace it all. Floor boards are dried looking, some are split. I can replace the really bad boards, but will your products save my deck? How much do I need? My grandsons are willing to help me with the work, but I'm not sure how much to purchase.
( Beth, 19/06/2016 )
You can use the Deck Revive on this. Prep by removing all peeling paint/stain with pressure washing. You do not have to remove all the stain, just what is peeling. apply the Perma Bond first before suing the Deck revive.
You will need 700 sq. feet:
4 of the Full Kits of Deck Revive.
DOES THE PERMA BOND COME IN HALF THE $90 CONTAINER? THE REVIVE ONLY COVER ABOUT HALF WHAT THE BOND COVERS. HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT WORK? THROW AWAY HALF OF THE BOND? OR DOES IT STORE WELL AFTER OPENING?
( D, 16/06/2016 )
It only comes in one size. Is your deck only 200 sq. feet as that is what the Deck Revive Full Kit covers for two kits. Yu can store the PermaBond as long as it is closed properly and does not freeze.
Another person previously inquired whether "deck needs to be completely stripped before using your products." I have an old deck that has 4 layers of paint on it and was poorly maintained over the years (deck has sporadic patches of paint missing down to bare wood in main walkway area. In other areas, paint is intact and still others, had to patch rotting wood with wood filler.)
Isn't it be better to strip the deck to the bare wood for better adhesion and to make for a more level surface? I'm in the Northeast with cold snowy winters, heavy rains in spring and hot summers.
( Hank, 01/06/2016 )
Yes removing all the paint in your scenario would be better, but you can strip paint. You will have to sand it to remove. The deck Revive will still work if you do not get all the old coating off as long as you use the Perma Bond and all loos paint is removed first. Intact is okay.
Does the deck need to be completely stripped before using your products
( Reggie Roney, 21/05/2016 )
No it does not. It does have to be pressure washed to remove any dirt and anything that may be peeling. You do not have to remove all previous coatings.
"PermaBond can be tinted the same color as the final Deck, Dock, or Concrete resurfacing product you use from Gulf Synthetics. This helps achieve color matching between the spaces of the deck boards."
This, to me, says to tint the Perma Bond. So you are saying that this information pulled from your website is in error, and to not tint the Perma Bond, correct? Just want to make sure I do it exactly as directed.
( Alli, 19/05/2016 )
You can tint the Perma Bond primer, but you do not have to. Most do not and when we apply , we do not. The only time it would be an advantage is if you have extremely dried out wood with large gaps between the boards and large splits. It would just get more color in there. Since you are applying two coats though of the Deck Revive, you will most likely cover all wood with no issues.
I purchased a one gallon can of exterior gloss paint to tint my Deck Revive Kit. You also say to tint the Perma Bond with the exterior paint as well. How much of the same paint do I mix in with the 1 gallon of Perma Bond?
( Alli, 19/05/2016 )
You do not mix any paint into the Permabond that goes on first. You mix into into the kist after the clear PermaBond dries.
How long can you wait to apply the Deck Revive on top of the Perma bond? i.e. 12 hours? 24 hours?
( Melissa , 16/05/2016 )
You do not want to wait. Best to apply the Deck Revive as soon as the Perma Bond dries.
How long does the PermaBond need to dry before applying the Deck Revive product?
( Amy, 11/04/2016 )
As soon as it is dry you can add the Deck Revive. Dries in an hour or two typically.