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Old 09-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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Restore vs. Olympic to seal my wood deck


I have narrowed it down to restore and Olympic to seal my deck. I live in south eastern indiana so cold winters and hot summers. The deck it almost 20 years old and the only product used on it is flood sealer.

Anyone have any luck with these brands?

Is there a better brand out there for my needs?

Any and all feed back is very welcome

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Well, I don't think anybody has much long term field data on these two yet. They are fairly new, and exciting products, that will be really sweet if they perform as advertised.

I used the Olympic Version, Rescue recently, and jeffnc did a good review on the Restore

The Restore is definitely the more heavy duty of the two. The film goes on twice as thick. So, how bad the wood is split/cracked might be a consideration. The restore will bridge bigger cracks presumably.

I liked the Rescue. Got one coat on my little back porch. It filled the smaller cracks, and partially filled the rest of them. Seems very tough, and like it bonded well.

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Restore thread here
Rustoleum Restore project

As jmays says, the Restore is the heavier duty one. Go with Rescue if you want it a little thinner - more paint like - smaller crack filling. Go with Restore if you want it thicker and more concretey - bigger crack filling.
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Well, I don't think anybody has much long term field data on these two yet. They are fairly new, and exciting products, that will be really sweet if they perform as advertised.

I used the Olympic Version, Rescue recently, and jeffnc did a good review on the Restore

The Restore is definitely the more heavy duty of the two. The film goes on twice as thick. So, how bad the wood is split/cracked might be a consideration. The restore will bridge bigger cracks presumably.

I liked the Rescue. Got one coat on my little back porch. It filled the smaller cracks, and partially filled the rest of them. Seems very tough, and like it bonded well.

Thanks so much for the information... I was leaning towards the Olympic maximum..... Is there muc difference between that and the rescue ? Is the rescue thin or thick?
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Restore thread here
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As jmays says, the Restore is the heavier duty one. Go with Rescue if you want it a little thinner - more paint like - smaller crack filling. Go with Restore if you want it thicker and more concretey - bigger crack filling.
Thanks so much for the information... I was leaning towards the Olympic maximum..... Is there muc difference between that and the rescue ? Is the rescue thin or thick
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Oh... Ok sorry. When you mentioned the Olympic along with Restore I assumed you were talking about the Olympic product in the same category, the Rescue.
Olympic Max is a whole different kind of product....
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A 20 year old deck is about 5 years behold it's expected life span.
With no pictures it's hard to tell if it's not time for a totally replacement.
My biggest fear with all these new deck coatings is people coating unsafe decks just to save money.
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That's a good point. Before coating, the deck should be carefully evaluated, and anything needing replacement for structural reasons should be done first.
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My deck is at least 15 years old, and while I've been busy replacing a lot of deteriorated cedar planks the substructure is rock solid. Even if I got someone to replace just the planks (and railing), that would be a pretty big expense.

Funny, but the original steps are still in great shape. This thing would probably just need a few patches here and there if they'd spaced the boards at least 1/8" so debris didn't pack in there and hold water.
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Joe nailed it.

These kind of products will lead to water logged decking and framing that will shorten their lifespan, however it won't be apparent to most inexperienced people until it fails.

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