About 4 years ago in the spring (2013), we applied two coats of Behr Deckover paint on our beautiful deck. The deck had been allowed to season for a year, then was treated with an oil based stain 5 years prior to the Behr coat.
We decided to try the Deckover paint when the stain began to fade. We applied as directed, and the first year noticed some mildew type dark spots developing, but since the deck gets partial shade, we simply pressure washed it the next spring. Now this winter/spring, we are seeing the edges of the boards literally rotting and crumbling away. There are so many soft areas, and open rotting spots that the deck is probably unsafe for use this summer.
It is going to cost thousands of dollars to replace all the decking because of this awful paint.
I'm sure it was the Behr paint, because after using 3 gallons of the expensive stuff, and running out about 2 feet short, we bought some regular outdoor paint in the same color to do the steps and the remainder of the deck. The wood there is perfectly sound with no rot or crumbling wood.
Product or Service Mentioned: Behr Premium Deckover Deck Paint.
Reason of review: The paint caused my deck boards to rot.
Monetary Loss: $5000.
Preferred solution: I want my deck boards replaced and I want behr to pay for it!.
Behr Cons: It has ruined my deck.