Home Depot ran a huge ad campaign last year touting this stuff as the cure-all for deck problems. Instead it was just the opposite, it is the biggest deck problem of them all.
Very expensive and difficult to apply, I prepped my deck exactly as instructed and coated it with this stuff last summer, based on my trust in the Home Depot "Behr" brand. What a mistake. As soon as the winter's snow melted away all I saw was this stuff peeling, cracking, and flaking off. At first it was just in the traffic areas but soon it was the whole deck.
Behr refunded the cost of the stain, but left me trying to figure out what I am going to do from here. The flakes are all over the place and my granddaughter keeps trying to eat them. From the dozens and dozens of identical reports I have seen from others. this is a chronic problem that Behr and Home Depot have refused to stand behind.
Those who have followed Behr's instructions and scraped off all the rest of the stain say it is quite a lot of work and leaves the deck in a big mess. Sounds like the only practical solution is to have all the deck boards torn off and replaced. What a disaster. I will never buy another Behr product and have lost all my faith in Home Depot.
From what I gather, they have pulled the product from the market over this problem. Too bad they didn't do that before I bought it.
Behr obviously developed a bad product, did not adequately test it. made false claims about it, then did not stand behind it.
they caused their loyal customers a lot of money, wasted labor, and a huge mess. I will tell everyone I can about this and hope they will not make the same mistake I did.