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RESTORE 2-gal. Gray Deck and Concrete 10X Resurfacer

Deck and Concrete Restore 10X is a problem solving coating formulated to repair beautify and protect. It is ideal for old previously coated wood, bare wood, brushed concrete and most synthetic decking with proper surface preparation. 10X is ten time thicker than ordinary paint.
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My deck is currently painted. I don't know if it is oil-based or water-based. Do I need to do anything before I apply the Restore 10X?

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gday323
Philadelphia, MS
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July 22, 2014
The paint is chipped in places, so I will scrape/sand those areas. Is blowing the deck with a leaf blower sufficient to remove old dirt/dust, or do I need to pressure wash it or brush it?
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Cloe
Las Cruces,NM
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July 23, 2014
This stuff will stick to just about anything. It is water based as it cleans up w/o paint thinner and fills cracks and has lasted over a year on my patio. Went down without any prep work accept a good washing
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Can you re-paint Restore?

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tgg
Sherman TX
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August 24, 2013
I had to touch up a a crack after I repaired a loose joint on a deck. Although I stirred it well, the paint color did not match what I had painted previously. I want to paint the deck with a water based paint. I do not want to incur the expense of buying 2 more gallons of Restore. Can I use an exterior, water-based paint and paint the deck all one color?
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RestorePro
August 26, 2013
You sure can! The paint may begin to fade over time similar to what would happen without Restore underneath it, but you won't compromise the integrity of the coating by painting over it.
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can you apply this to concrete steps that have been painted?

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the english family
georgia
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May 4, 2013
we have concrete steps but every time we paint them the paint peels off. would this stick better than paint.
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nhaken
Gobles, MI 49055, USA
August 15, 2013
I had painted our front stoop every 3-4 years. This year I did it in this product and it went on easy. Time will tell if it holds up better than the paint/stain it has replaced.
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
Yes but if its glossy paint you should try sanding down a little so that it could really stick
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GLilyquist
Bountiful, UT
May 8, 2013
It would be best if you could get the old paint off. Try using a good power washer to get the old paint off. This paint does best when it has a clean, dry surface to bond to.
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answer 4
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RestorePro
May 6, 2013
Yes, Restore will adhere to a previously painted surface if properly prepared. All peeling or flaking must be removed by stripping or sanding. Remove any algae, mold or embedded dirt. Glossy surfaces must be sanded. Surfaces that have been previously coated with a stain or water sealer that continue to bead water will require pressure washing or stripping to ensure good adhesion. Deck & Concrete Restore is a coating that is 10 times thicker than traditional paint. It sounds like this would be the perfect product for your application!
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How does restore hold up under 6 months of shoveling snow off of the deck it has been applied to?

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Pretty Little Girl
Great Falls, Mt
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July 17, 2013
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nhaken
Gobles, MI 49055, USA
August 15, 2013
I had my original application last 10 years of shoveling and probably would have held up to more, but I wanted to change the color.
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
Just put in on my porch
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answer 3
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RestorePro
July 18, 2013
Deck & Concrete Restore holds up very well to snow and ice. We do recommend using less aggressive snow melts and a plastic shovel instead of a metal one to avoid potentially damaging the coating.
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answer 4
Asked by
PatInPaint
July 18, 2013
Hello Pretty Little Girl!

The manufacturer says the product is so durable that a power sander is recommended for removal.

The leading edge of a shovel certainly isn't a power sander, but I can imagine it striking the surface hard enough to make a mark.

If that happens, the real issue would be repairing the textured pattern to match the original.

I'm not certain this very thick product is suitable to touch-up tiny spots.

A natural oil finish, semi-transparent stain, or solid color stain might be easier to touch-up each spring.
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The product covers 50 sq ft. Is that with 2 coats or one?

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wildslh
Panama city Fl
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April 2, 2013
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nhaken
Gobles, MI 49055, USA
August 15, 2013
That is with one coat
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RestorePro
April 2, 2013
1 gallon can of Restore will cover approximately 25 sq ft, 2 coats
2 gallon kit will cover approximately 50 sq ft, 2 coats
4 gallon pail will cover approximately 100 sq ft, 2 coats
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does this water seal/help seal the concrete in a basement

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betz
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April 1, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
Yes
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RestorePro
April 2, 2013
Restore is a water permeable coating. This allows moisture to pass through Restore and keeps the surface underneath dry through evaporation. Water sealants can trap moisture underneath, causing cracking and rot. Additionally, Restore is not for use indoors.
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answer 3
Asked by
HDAnswerman
April 1, 2013
Hi Betz,

While this paint system does have some water sealing properties, if you have a water problem in your basement, a proper water sealer should be used prior to appling this paint.

Mike,
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can you use a low pressure texture gun that has 1/4 or 5/16 inch orfice to apply it

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Big Bob
Wichita falls, Tex.
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April 5, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
This stuff is really thick they have a special roller that you use to apply then you would need a brush nothing expensive to go over after applying with the roller
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answer 2
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Craftygirl
Burlington, IA, USA
June 2, 2013
No, the product must be rolled on with the Restore roller. It is 10x thicker than paint and would not work with a sprayer.
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RestorePro
April 8, 2013
We do not recommend applying Restore with a spray gun at this time. The above mentioned size orifices are too large and would cause the product to spread out too much as it is sprayed, but using a smaller orifice will cause the aggregate to clog the tip.
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what shade of gray is this paint? I know there are several tones of gray in the 2013 color chart.

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Buddy
Atlanta, GA
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April 10, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
I use dune
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answer 2
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Broncofan
Hollister, MO, USA
June 9, 2013
Our store adds color at the time of purchase and can computer match any color if you can give them a quarter sized sample of the color you want.
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GLilyquist
Bountiful, UT
May 8, 2013
There are about 60 different colors that this paint can be tinted to. Your best bet is to go to the store to and see what would work best for you.
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RestorePro
April 11, 2013
Of our shades of gray, I would consider "Gray" to be a medium hue. My suggestion to you though is to go into your local store and look at the color cards. That is the best way to ensure you are getting a color you love.
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Does it matter how old the deck is? Will it work on an 8 yr old deck?

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Lori
Northern Illinois
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April 11, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
No my deck is about the same age and with kids and bar b cues need I say anymore!
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
No this really Is a great product it really work
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Craftygirl
Burlington, IA, USA
June 2, 2013
It will work on an older deck, but the deck must be cleaned and allowed to dry completely.
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Asked by
Jay_HD_CHI
April 11, 2013
Lori,

This product will work on your deck given that it's in good shape and properly maintained. Any deteriorated, cracked or chipped pieces should be replaced/repaired prior to using this product. Any paint that may be peeling off must be removed via stripping or sanding. If your deck is waterproofed and still beads water, then you will need to strip or pressure wash the deck first to ensure that the Restore product is able to bond with the surface.

- Jay
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Can the Rustoleum Restore Deck and Concrete Kit be used on wooden decks ? Renco

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Renco
Woodland Park, Coplorado
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April 8, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
Yes
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Craftygirl
Burlington, IA, USA
June 2, 2013
Yes, it can be used on wood decks.
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RestorePro
April 8, 2013
Yes, Rust-Oleum Deck & Concrete Restore is for use on wooden decks.
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After the 8 to 12 year life of the product that has been applied to a deck, what does it take to re-restore the deck?

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Pretty Little Girl
Great Falls, Mt
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July 17, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
They also have restore cleaner
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mary
south Sububan Chicago
July 30, 2013
Power washing and reapplication of product
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answer 3
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RestorePro
July 18, 2013
Deck & Concrete Restore can be painted over with another coat of Restore. Simply clean the existing product and apply the new coating.
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concrete that had tile on it?

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thomas
louisiana
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August 2, 2013
Outside
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
Yes it's great
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RestorePro
August 5, 2013
You will need to remove all of the tile as well as any remaining adhesive residue, then prepare the surface as directed on the container.
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Craftygirl
Burlington, IA, USA
August 3, 2013
If it previously had tile on it, I would make certain to remove any residual mastic and clean the concrete thoroughly. If it currently has tile on it, the tile obviously must be removed.
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Can this be used on basement floor even with furnace/ hot water heater on?

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Mickey
Flint
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April 14, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
Sure but as with anything you would have to go over it from time to time
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RestorePro
April 15, 2013
Restore is an exterior product only, and therefore is not recommended for indoor use.
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Can this product be applied over concrete porch that has a chipped surface due to ice? Can salt or calcium chloride be used to melt ice for safety?

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creativegal
New Jersey
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May 13, 2013
The concrete is only 5 years old but the surface has chipped from 2 extreme Northeast winters in the past. The chipped patches are only about 1/8th inch deep. We resist using salt on the concrete but sometimes it has been necessary to use calcium chloride to melt ice. Will this product help and will it work over the variety in 10 years of winters.
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
What you would have to do is first scrap all the chip I know that people hate to chip but this make the goes on easier and look nicer
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RestorePro
May 14, 2013
Yes, Deck & Concrete Restore can be used to both repair your chipped areas (up to 1/4") and beautify your entire surface. For chips that are bigger than 1/4" you'll need to apply Restore Crack Filler to the area before applying the Restore coating. In winter it is okay to use salt and it will not damage the surface. We do however recommend using plastic shovels instead of metal to reduce the chance of scratching the surface.
 
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Can I use Rustolem Deck Restore on exposed aggregate concrete?

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Kalee
Seattle, wa
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April 25, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
Yes
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RestorePro
April 26, 2013
Unfortunately Deck & Concrete Restore is not recommended for use on aggregate concrete surfaces. Because of the nature of the surface, the product will not properly adhere.
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can this product be used over a smooth finish ceramic tile?

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cv
pa
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June 4, 2013
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
I know that it can be use over concrete try a small section first
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RestorePro
June 6, 2013
No, Restore is for use on stable wood and concrete surfaces only. The product will not properly adhere to ceramic tile.
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Wooden decks have some flexibility. Will this product crack over a period of time?

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Spanky
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June 9, 2013
Our deck takes a lot of sun/heat in the summer and I'm concerned that over a period of time (say two to three years) it will begin to crack or chip when walked on. Has this product stood the test of time? I appreciate your help and am looking forward to refinishing our deck.
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Claudette
Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge Township, NJ, USA
August 6, 2013
I just did my porch but when I was applying the product it look like it was sticking
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RestorePro
June 10, 2013
The original application of Restore is on an old wooden boat dock in Georgia, approximately 12 years old, and still looks great. The coating is very durable, 10 times thicker than standard paint, and will last 10-12+ years with proper maintenance.
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How about sealer, does it come with the kit?

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Mickey
Flint
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April 14, 2013
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Craftygirl
Burlington, IA, USA
June 2, 2013
This product does not need to be sealed.
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RestorePro
April 15, 2013
No, a sealer is not included. Restore is a water permeable coating. This allows moisture to pass through the coating and keeps the surface underneath dry through evaporation. Water sealants can trap moisture underneath, causing cracking and rot.
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Can the Restore product be used on composite decking materials such as Trex Deck?

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Lena68
San Antonio TX
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May 17, 2013
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RestorePro
May 17, 2013
Deck & Concrete Restore is okay for use on some composite deck surfaces. See the composite decking manufacturer's recommendation for coatings application before applying. Any slick surface will not promote good adhesion. Some composite decking materials that are formulated with water repellent are also not recommended.
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