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mufan 05-18-2012 11:08 PM

behr 6 to 8 year semi transparent coating is making me lose sleep
 
Hi,
So I wanted to weather protect my back deck and thought that I would go with the behr 6 to 8 year semi-transparent weatherproofing wood coating. I used the recommended cleaner prior to coating.

I coated the deck and then added a second coat per the instructions. After 72 hours the deck was still tacky. I called behr and they said that I over applied and told me to wash the deck with detergent. I did that and still tacky. I did the math and also found that I didn't overcoat but hit right in the center of what I was supposed to put down. I did everything right according to the directions on the container.

Just to prove that I wasn't crazy, I bought a small sample of this same stain protectant and coated a new oak board at various thickness levels. IT IS TACKY ON ALL OF THEM!.

I tried to put my furniture back on the deck and it has started chipping/gouging into the coating.:furious:

So now what? will this stuff ever cure? it's been 8 days.

CaptRandy 05-19-2012 08:30 AM

Another victim of the Behr Hype.

mufan 05-19-2012 10:56 AM

Just talked to the home depot guy and he said it is a great product and he gets no complaints. I wonder if he has any snake oil to sell me:wink:

So are there any all in one products out there that are proven effective? Or should I go with stain and a separate sealer? What is the best stripper to use to get this crap off my porch too? Thanks!

Brushjockey 05-19-2012 11:18 AM

Try asking at a real paint store. Better info ( usually) and better products.

CaptRandy 05-19-2012 04:06 PM

Want good stuff talk to someone who does decks for a living. Paint store jockeys are just that. We use Ready Seal, or Armstrong Clark. semi solid we use Durastain or Cabots.
We do love Behr. it gives us a steady income from all the DIY who buy into their sales pitches. We get to strip, neutralize and seal.

chrisn 05-20-2012 03:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mufan (Post 924530)
Just talked to the home depot guy and he said it is a great product and he gets no complaints.:eek: I wonder if he has any snake oil to sell me:wink:

So are there any all in one products out there that are proven effective? Or should I go with stain and a separate sealer? What is the best stripper to use to get this crap off my porch too? Thanks!


Did his nose grow a couple inches?:whistling2:

Ravenworks 05-20-2012 07:02 AM

Hate to be the Behr of bad news but you need to start from scratch with a stripper like
DeckScapes Stain and Sealer Remover.

Here is a You-Tube vid of how well this product works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG0QUd_KIqg


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