Yes, you can change colors with each coat. If you have already applied two coats, Restore Solid Acrylic Stain may be used to change the color. Two coats of stain are recommended for best results.
Yes. Just like any painted surface, Restore will become hot when exposed to the sun. If you are concerned about surface temperatures, or are applying Restore to a surface that has high exposure to sun (pool decks, sun decks, etc.), we recommend choosing our lightest colors, such as Beach or Cape Cod Gray. Lighter colors reflect light, while darker colors attract and absorb it.
Restore is meant to be applied with two very thick coats, so water should not be used to thin the product. The exception is in high temperature may make it necessary to add a small amount of water. You may add 8oz (1 cup) of water per gallon of Restore to aid with application and to keep the product from thickening when applying in high temperatures. Mix the water thoroughly with the Restore before applying.
Deck & Concrete Restore should be applied when the temperature is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is very hot outside, you can add up to 8oz of water per gallon and mix thoroughly to keep Deck & Concrete Restore from setting up too quickly. If the application surface is very hot, a light misting of water will cool the surface. You may also lightly mist the surface of the Deck & Concrete Restore to maintain a wet edge.
No, 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.
No, Deck & Concrete Restore should not be used inside. It is an exterior application, and should only be used outside. Restore will not cure properly indoors.
The Restore is being rolled too quickly. Roll slowly and in one direction, applying low, even pressure. If splattering occurs, slow down the application.
For best results YES! The honey comb roller cover is specifically patented and designed to work with the thickness and texture of the Restore product. Other traditional paint roller covers tend to leave a splotchy uneven coat.
The first coat of Restore acts as a primer/repair coat. After applying the first coat it is common that some parts to have an even texture and other parts do not. Your second coat will fill these gaps and create an even, uniform finish and texture. Be careful not to overspread. Restore is designed to be applied thick. A fully loaded 9" Restore Roller will spread 5-7 square feet.
Work in small sections that are manageable and roll in one direction with light pressure to apply a generous, even coat. Avoid re-rolling back and forth in the same spots. Overworking will begin lifting some of the material and create an uneven finish. Back brushing gently with a 3” or 4” brush will create a smoother finish. It is important to back brush when the material is still wet and be sure to maintain a wet edge to prevent clumping. Learn more about back brushing on the installation video.
When applied properly, the film thickness of Restore will be ten times thicker than regular paint.
- One, 1-gallon can of Deck & Concrete Restore will cover approximately 25 square feet with two coats.
- One, 2-gallon kit of Deck & Concrete Restore will cover approximately 50 square feet with two coats.
- One, 4-gallon pail of Deck & Concrete Restore will cover approximately 100 square feet with two coats.
* Two coats are required for an even, well protected finish.
Clean the surface with Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner or a mild household cleaner and water. If necessary use a brush to remove any embedded dirt and grime. A pressure washer may provide best results. The surface should be dry before application however, if applying in extreme warm and dry conditions it is recommended to routinely mist the surface area just before application to prevent premature drying. Previously painted surfaces should be de-glossed and any flaking or chipping paint should be removed.
No. Restore is not recommended and will not perform on surfaces that are intended to hold water.
Deck & Concrete Restore is not recommended for slick surfaces such as "floated", smooth concrete. Some composite decking materials that are formulated with water repellant are also not recommended. See the composite decking manufacturers recommedation for coatings application before applying. Any slick surface will not promote good adhesion. Deck & Concrete Restore is not intended for vehicular traffic so this product is NOT recommended for driveways, garages, or carports. For driveways, we recommend Extreme Concrete Restore, which is formulated to withstand tire traffic.
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.