Well, it’s been a year since I helped my daughter re-finish her deck, and I’ve been getting quite a few e-mails wanting to know how the deck has held up. (You can see the original post here.) Here’s our update – one year later.
The product that my daughter used on the deck is Pittsburgh Paints & Stains Revitalize Wood & Concrete Resurfacer from Menards. (Neither the first post nor this update post were sponsered by Pittsburgh Paints.)
We all were thrilled with how this product looked when first applied to the deck. A year later, there are a few issues.
A lot of the vertical surfaces don’t look too bad. Like the railing posts.
The one exception to the vertical surfaces is this corner of the bottom wall. You can see the ends of the boards have really peeled. To be fair, this wall is holding a lot of dirt, so this spot gets a lot of moisture.
The deck floor and sidewalk are not holding up as well.
Here’s a close-up of this corner of the deck. You can see some of the boards are peeling.
What’s interesting is that my daughter said most of the peeling occurred over the winter, not this summer like you would expect. We did have a very bad winter last year here in Illinois.
Here’s a picture of the deck when it was first re-finished on the left and what it looks like now on the right. Notice there’s a lot of difference in the color too.
So, all in all, this product did not hold up very well. Which is too bad, because that’s a lot of wood to re-do again someday!
Did any of you try this product? If so, how did it hold up for you?
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