Our Gaco deck- What can be done to seal it & cover seams?
Should I paint or stain my oak kitchen cabinets?
I was wondering if you could help me with something -- I have an entirely oak kitchen. I know it's the rage now to paint or gel stain cabinets. I've been considering ... See more
How to match ceiling paint?
Can someone tell me how to match paint for a ceiling touch up job?I cut a small patch of dry wall paper out of the ceiling and had paint made at Home Depot TWICE! Sti... See more
How to stain wood deck?
Tips to stain my wood deck?
How to stain wood cabinets?
How do I stain my wood cabinets? Do I have to remove them and put them back, or can I stain them while they are attached?
What's the best paint to use on a cement bird bath?
hi, I'm in the process of refreshing my birdbath. I have cleaned it and wanted to give it a more "stone" look. I bought a textured spray paint but then realized it pr... See more
What color would you paint the exterior?
We are about to repaint our home and I would love some suggestions on color. We will not be painting the brick. If there wasn't chimney with the same brick, I would b... See more
What color should we paint the shutters and the porch?
We have just bought a house and the shutters are green and the porch is brown? Need some help with the colors?
I would stay away from the GacoDeck product.
Some companies really stand behind their products, however Gaco/Firestone coatings is clearly not one of those companies. After half a year (one winter) my Gaco deck is completely pealing in sections exposed to moisture. After numerous emails to the warranty department and the Area manager this was their response. “Per the terms of the warranty that Mr. xxxx has we reviewed the product for compliance to the Physical Properties as is warranted. The review has shown that the product meets the Physical Properties. We meet the terms of the warranty.” So much for a warranty. These are the details of my install. A professional installer would not have installed it better or spent more time prepping than I did on this project.
In order to fix my covered deck over my garage, I purchased the 4 GacoDeck kits, 3 separate gallons of Gaco deck, 3 gallons of Gaco Primer and the in the fall of 2018 for my deck restoration project (1700$ worth of Gaco product). I completely enclosed the deck area with plastic to avoid any moisture and temperature issues during the install. I replaced several sections of rotted plywood and recovered the complete deck with new 11/32 ACX plywood. I then rolled on the Gaco deck primer per instructions filled seams and applied the Gacodeck and taped seams per instructions. I heated the are to verify temperature and humidity were always above the specified numbers. I allowed two weeks for the deck to dry before removing he plastic. During winter I removed snow using a broom or plastic edged shovel. Come spring the product was not sticking to the primer in large areas that were exposed to snow and water. The primer is still adhering properly, but Gaco Deck clearly did not adhere to the Gaco Primer. After numerous emails to the warranty department and the Area manager this was their response. “Per the terms of the warranty that Mr. xxxx has we reviewed the product for compliance to the Physical Properties as is warranted. The review has shown that the product meets the Physical Properties. We meet the terms of the warranty.” So much for the Warranty 50-year limited warranty.