How to Apply Advanced DeckOver® Coating

Resurface properly prepared weathered wood and concrete with BEHR PREMIUM ADVANCED DECKOVER.

For Best Results:

Best results start with proper prep. Remove peeling stains and wood finishes with BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper. For mold and mildew stains, and to restore the wood's natural colour, use BEHR PREMIUM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner.

Use a 1/2" (13 mm) roller cover to apply stain and start with vertical areas first.

Apply even coats and allow ample dry time before exposing the surface to foot traffic and re-arranging plants and furniture.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Bucket

  • Brush 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2"-2½")

  • Bucket Grid

  • Drop Cloths

  • Extension Pole

  • Paint Can Opener

  • Paint Tray

  • Paint Tray Liner

  • Painter's Tape 

  • Plastic Sheeting

  • Rags

  • Roller Cover and Frame

  • Stir Stick

  • Step 1

    Replace any rotting or unstable boards. You may use a wood filler to fill cracks and holes larger than 6.4 mm (1/4").

  • Step 2

    Fill nail holes and cracks up to 6.4 mm (1/4"), completely fill in with Advanced DeckOver coating using nylon/polyester brush prior to coating. Deep holes and cracks may require additional filling.

  • Step 3

    Apply painters’ tape to any deck surface you do not want coated in the DeckOver product. Then, using a 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2”-2 ½”) wide brush cut in a 5.1 - 7.6 cm (2”-3”) wide area around the deck floor where the roller cannot reach. Start at a corner and follow the grain of the wood.

    TIP: To prevent lap marks, only cut in a small area of 2 to 3 board widths at a time.

  • Step 4

    Coat all accessible board ends.

  • Step 5

    Pour Advanced DeckOver coating into a paint tray and work a roller into the tray until it is fully loaded with coating. For best results, use a 13 mm (½”) roller cover.

    TIP: For a more textured look use a Behr Premium Extra Textured Roller Cover with Advanced DeckOver Textured Coating.

  • Step 6

    Apply a generous, even coat in the same section as the cut in and roll the coating approximately 1.2 m (4’) down the boards.

    TIP: To avoid lap marks, do not roll onto a new section until the previous section has been completed.

  • Step 7

    Reload the roller with coating and continue to the next 1.2 m (4’) section. As you go, roll back into the section immediately after the coat is applied. Continue rolling until the first coat is finished. Once the first coat has dried, continue with the second coat per label instructions.

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