Asked on Mar 20, 2012

Has anyone used a product called: Decade 50year deck paint?

PlsHandyANDY - Handyman & All Repairs, LLCKMS Woodworks


10 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 20, 2012

    Nope...50 years for paint?...not likely Most paints can do 10 to 15 years. This is for vertical applications...horizontal a deck. No way. I have an Ipe deck and this wood can last 60 to 100 years if properly cared for. I have seen painted (pine and redwood) decks completely fail when only 10 years old.

    q has anyone used a product called decade 50year deck paint, decks, outdoor living, painting, My ipe deck at 12 its now 15
  • Never heard of it and wouldn't even bother with it. On a horizontal surface like a deck....even the best products will get you maybe 5 to 6 years. Where did you hear about it? Manufacturers often put ridiculous ratings on products so be cautious

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Mar 20, 2012

    Negative; maybe 50 'deck years'.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 21, 2012

    Deck years are like Dog years? perhaps dog year = 7 Deck year =10?

  • Martin L
    on May 20, 2012

    We're looking at this paint too. We know it won't last 50 years, but if we can get 10 years without peeling and cracking - great! Have you applied it yet?

  • Debbie L
    on May 20, 2012

    Hi Martin: We haven't decided to use it yet. We feel the same way you do. Tired of -- every couple of years. We have a large deck.

    • Kat1688721
      on May 16, 2015

      @Debbie L i'm looking at the 50 year paint you asked about back in 2012. Did you try it? If so how is it working out? I noticed you got a lot of contractors answering you. But cant help but think anything that works well is not in their best interest. Great long lasting coatings make for less work for them.

  • You always have to use some common sense with exterior products. Peace and HandyANDY both do a ton of decks around metro Atlanta and if we get 2 to 3 years...MAX out of them...that's all you can expect. The products that offer "50 years" tend to be thick and CANNOT adhere to exterior horizontal wood for more than a couple of years. Wood is constantly expanding and contracting and will gradually cause the thicker products to slight at first that you can't even see the cracks. Water then enters the crack whenever it rains...and the product fails. The thicker products for decks might be a good idea if your deck is fairly split AND you want to spruce it up for sale. Other than'll be better off with Sherwin Williams Maxwood or any Wolhman or Flood deck stains...which are now both available at Home Depot or Lowes. If you want the deck finish to last's all in the prep and quality of the products you use.

  • Exactly - the routine care part is what preserves a deck and keeps it looking good. Most folks aren't going to spend the money on Ipe or they have purchased a newly built home where the deck was already in place. Builders mostly use the cheapest materials and homeowners get stuck with it.

  • Pls
    on Jun 6, 2015


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