Refresh a Deck With Deckover Paint
Our tired deck was in desperate need of some TLC, but we weren't ready to pull the trigger on a brand new deck or patio installation. Instead, we used Deckover paint to give our deck new life. After a year, the paint job still looks great. We are so thankful that this painting project bought us a few more years until we need to do a major deck project. Read all the ways we saved money on this project on the
Here's how our deck looked before this project. The previous coat of deckover paint was starting to look tired and worn. There were also spots where the board were pretty tired looking.
Like this spot here! Yikes! I'm not sure what looks worse: the deck boards or my nail polish! You can also see a lot of pebble rocks in between the deck boards, which we meticulously scraped out before we could paint. We also washed the deck with a regular hose and deck cleaning solution before painting. We did not take the time to sand before applying our new Deckover paint.
Applying the Deckover paint was a lot like spreading peanut butter. The paint is thick and covers well. It took about 25 hours total to repaint the whole deck and railings, and recover a few cushions for our patio furniture.
Look at the difference! We are really happy with the results. We also love our new chair cushions, which blend nicely with the new deck paint color. If you love this project, pin it to your DIY board to come back to later.
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