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Old 07-19-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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I am looking to paint my covered exterior deck. It already has a coat of paint that is beginning to chip. The deck is in good shape.

I went to sherwin williams and they have 2 products:

Porch and floor enamel
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Superdeck boat and dock elastomeric

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Old 07-19-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Probably the Porch & Floor, depends what's on there now. If its 'chipping' that likely means oil base, water base products are more likely to peel rather than chip. If it is oil your going over, an oil product will bond easier.

More info would help, maybe a pic

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Since it's a covered area, I would recommend the Porch and Floor Enamel. The Elastomeric would be overkill in my opinion and much more costly. P & F is good stuff.
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Is the Superdeck stuff fine though? Meaning, it's not a bad product?
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Is the Superdeck stuff fine though? Meaning, it's not a bad product?

I have used it once with success (so far). Its more made for old, dried up old decks that need heavy film build to look solid. Its not ideal for application over existing solid coatings.

If the existing coating is an oil floor enamel, the Deck & Dock wouldn't be appropriate unless it was mostly worn away or stripped.
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I have NOT used the product but another local painting contractor recently did:

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Thanks everyone.

Im mainly just wondering if both will work?? SW is having a 40 percent off sale so price isnt a big seal.

Seems like most are saying porch and floor will hold better on top of some existing paint
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If you can post a pic, it sure helps us diagnose what's going on a little bit better.
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Below is the picture of the deck. As I said previously it's not in bad shape. The previous owner used Behr Porch and Floor paint. We had a pretty rough winter and it's starting to chip in certain spots so I want to just re-paint it. Like I said, SW is having a 40% off sale and I know they have better quality paints. So I went there and they recommended "Deckover" it's a new product they sale, but do not make. It's made by a company they bought. However, it seems people still like the porch and floor paint.

Also, most of the deck is covered except for the permiter which still gets some sunlight/rain.

I just don't want to have any problems in the future.

Thanks again for help.

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Hopefully that's most of the scraping you have to do right there. Once you start scraping, a lot more is going to come off.

Thankfully your deck is mostly undercover. I say thankfully because the previous owners did you no favors by using such a poor selection for paint in Behr. Get off as much paint as you can, perhaps do some light to medium sanding, clean off the dust and repaint. I WOULD NOT use a Deckover product. Failure rates for those are high also and redoing it in the future is next to impossible.

As for issues in the future, you can count on 'em. Decks are notorious for maintenance issues. Even the very best of products begins to fail in 2 or 3 years. Also, painting is really a poor choice for a deck. Stain is much better for horizontal surfaces, but, in your case, since it's already painted, and, I assume you don't want to strip it completely bare, repainting with SW porch and floor is your best option.
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2 coats?
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Decks are notorious for maintenance issues. Even the very best of products begins to fail in 2 or 3 years. Also, painting is really a poor choice for a deck. Stain is much better for horizontal surfaces
Specifically, penetrating oil stain, not film forming acrylic stain.

By the way, how does this Super Deck compare to other new deck "paints" on the market, such as Restore, Deckover, and Rescue It?
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Specifically, penetrating oil stain, not film forming acrylic stain.

By the way, how does this Super Deck compare to other new deck "paints" on the market, such as Restore, Deckover, and Rescue It?

Its most similar to Deckover. Smooth consistency, similar footage. You can add walnut shells for texture.
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2 coats?
Always 2 coats when painting.

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