RESTORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

My surface coated in Restore 10X and I am experiencing peeling of the coating on the surface, can I still salvage my project?

Yes.  Begin by scraping and removing any loose material on the surface.  Use a pressure washer to remove loose coating (Use at a low setting 500-1200 PSI.  Do not use high pressure as it may harm the wood.).  Clean the areas where there is bubbling and or peeling is occurring using the Restore Cleaner and a brush.  Deck & Concrete Restore will not adhere properly to surfaces with existing sealers, paints, stains, water repellants or other finishes.  These coatings MUST BE REMOVED for Deck & Concrete Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

My surface coated in Restore 10X has some bubbling or peeling in localized areas, what can I do to fix these areas?

Begin by popping any bubbles on the surface. You will want to scrape and remove any loose material from the bubble or in the area where there is peeling.  Use a pressure washer to remove loose coating (Use at a low setting 500-1200 PSI.  Do not use high pressure as it may harm the wood.).  Clean the areas where there is bubbling and or peeling is occurring using the Restore Cleaner and a brush.   Restore 10X will not adhere properly to surfaces with existing sealers, paints, stains, water repellents or other finishes.  These coatings MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

There are some small chips in my Restore 10X coated surface, what can I do to fix these?

If you are experiencing some small chips on the coated surface, first clean the surface using the Deck & Concrete Cleaner and a brush.  Let the surface dry completely.  Touch up the surface using the Deck & Concrete Restore 10X.

I only applied one coat of Restore 10X, what can I do?

Two thick coats of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X are required.  It is not too late to apply a second coat of Restore.  Clean the surface using the Deck & Concrete Cleaner and a brush.  Let the surface dry completely.  Apply one more coat of Restore following the APPLICATION instructions.

I applied Restore 10X to my deck or patio and it rained within 48 hours of application. Is there anything I can do to fix my project?

Yes.  Let the surface dry completely.  Clean the surface using the Deck & Concrete Cleaner and a brush.  Be sure to let the surface dry once again.  Apply one or two additional coats of Restore following the APPLICATION instructions.

The instructions say the coating should be applied when no rain is imminent. I live in a rainy climate where rain is always imminent. Can I still apply Restore?

Yes, but it is imperative that the coating be allowed to dry and cure before it is rained on.  You may want to secure a large tarp over the area to be coated to protect the surface from rain and moisture.

I coated my deck in the afternoon, and early the next morning, I noticed that the surface appeared splotchy and stained. What happened? What can I do about it?

Although this condition looks unattractive, it will not have any effect on the life of the coating.  It’s known as surfactant leaching, or surfactant bleeds.  Surfactants are water-soluble additives that insure the stability of the latex coatings, and they are sensitive to moisture during the drying period.  If the drying process is interrupted by moisture, such as dew, fog, rain or humidity, surface staining may occur.  To treat surfactant bleed, wash the surface with household detergent and water and rinse well (the longer the stain remains on the surface, the more difficult it can be to remove).  Allow the surface to dry and continue with you application.  Surfactant bleed is not uncommon during the first 30 days after an application.

My deck surface is still “sticky” and has not cured. What should I do?

If the temperature drops more than 20 degrees overnight after your coat your deck, your deck may not harden completely.  Do not place heavy objects or furniture on your deck until it has hardened.

Can I use my barbeque on my deck?

Yes, you can barbeque on your deck.  Take care to avoid any hot ashes or coals on the deck surface.  If oil or soot collects on the deck surface, it may discolor.

Can I use Restore 10X to add a skid-resistant surface around a pool?

Yes, Restore can be used around pool surrounds.  It is always a good idea to minimize splashes of chemically-treated water on your deck surface, because repeated exposure to heavy doses of chlorine may enhance fading and embrittle the coating.

Can I put planters on my deck?

Yes, you may put planters on your deck.  To avoid discoloring or damaging the Restore coated surface, planters must be up off the surface.  Plant stands, rollers, or glass blocks can be used to lit planters and pots up off of the deck surface.  Avoid puddles of water under planters or hanging baskets.

How do I maintain my newly coated surface?

Basic maintenance consists of sweeping or blowing clean the surface from dirt, leaves, and other debris.  Clean the surface seasonally and when necessary with Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner, a brush and a water hose.
  • DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER 
  • For snow removal use a PLASTIC SHOVEL (DO NOT USE A METAL SHOVEL OR A SNOW BLOWER)
 

How do I clean up after application?

Deck & Concrete Restore is a water based product that will clean up with soap and water.  For best results clean up should be done before the product dries.  Cover the areas around spindles and walls to avoid splattering during the application process.  

How long before furniture can be placed on the deck after the deck has been coated?

3 to 5 days.  We recommend that deck furniture have rubber tipped legs to avoid scraping the deck surface.

Will Restore 10X fill voids in the concrete?

Yes up to ¼”.  Larger imperfections should be filled with Restore Crack Filler prior to Restore application.

Can I coat damaged/flawed/marred concrete?

Do not apply Deck & Concrete Restore 10X on damaged, flawed, or marred concrete.  Concrete must be sound, as noted above.  If concrete is dirty or greasy, use a scrub brush and Deck & Concrete Cleaner to clean the flooring prior to coating.

My concrete patio already has paint on it. Can I apply this over another coating?

ALL EXISTING SEALERS, PAINTS, STAINS, WATER REPELLANTS OR OTHER FINISHES MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

My concrete is sealed, can I still use this product? What do I have to do if it is sealed?

If your concrete is sealed, the sealer must be removed prior to coating.  This is best done by using a concrete floor sander.  After sanding the floor, perform the test for presence of a sealer detailed above.  If water continues to bead, the floor should not be coated.  If water soaks into the surface, you may proceed to coat the floor as directed.

Why is it important to test for moisture or sealers?

Presence of moisture and/or sealers will prevent the coating from adhering properly and may cause product failure.  We do not recommend coating under either of these circumstances.

How do I test for presence of moisture?

Apply a 2’ x 2’ sheet of plastic (such as a heavy-duty garbage bag or 1 gallon plastic storage bag) to an area of the concrete.  Tape down the edges with duct tape and allow to set for 24 hours.  If water droplets appear on the inside of the plastic or if concrete appears wet (darker in color), moisture is trapped in the concrete and it should be coated.

What kind of test can I perform to confirm that the concrete is sound?

A visual assessment of the condition of the concrete, as well as checking for moisture and presence of a sealer (see test for this in the question above) are necessary tests to perform to determine if it is in good enough condition to coat.

How sound does my concrete need to be to coat?

Concrete should be in good condition and should not contain any loose, chipped (spalled), or cracked concrete.  For best results, remove all loose material and dust and repair damaged areas before you coat.  If applying product to newly poured concrete, allow surface to cure for at least 30 days prior to coating.  ALL EXISTING SEALERS, PAINTS, STAINS, WATER REPELLANTS OR OTHER FINISHES MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure

My deck boards have small gaps, what do I do if the Restore 10X fills these?

Use a putty knife or other straight edge.  Run the putty knife down into the gap to remove the excess material.

How long does it take for Restore 10X to dry and cure?

Dry times may vary due to weather conditions such as humidity, rain, high/low temperatures and seasonal changes.  Only apply Deck & Concrete Restore with no rain for a minimum of 48 hours after the first coat.  The second coat can be applied as early as 4 to 6 hours after the first coat, but if the area is still wet do not apply until surface is not tacky to the touch.  Allow the area to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before walking on the surface and 3-5 days before placing furniture on the area.  Do not apply Deck & Concrete Restore if temperatures are below 50 degrees and above 90 degrees either day or night for 72 hours.

How do I get a smoother finish when using Restore 10X?

To achieve a smoother textured finish, a brush may be used to skim the surface of the 2nd coat.  Apply the 1st and 2nd coat as directed with the Restore Roller.  While the 2nd coat of Restore 10X is still wet, lightly skim the product in the opposite direction as rolled.  Use care not to remove any of the material already in place by applying too much pressure.  Maintain a wet edge at all times and do not over work the product.

How do I achieve an even texture with Restore 10X?

For a more even texture, work in small areas and roll in one direction only.  Do not roll back and forth with the roller in the same spot.  Rolling back and forth will lift the product and cause clumping of the aggregate.

What is the best way to apply Restore?

TWO THICK COATS OF DECK & CONCRETE RESTORE ARE REQUIRED
  • ONLY APPLY DECK & CONCRETE RESTORE 10X WHEN THE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE WILL BE BETWEEN 50-90 DEGREES F FOR A FULL 72 HOURS (DAY AND NIGHT). 
  • DO NOT APPLY IF RAIN IS EXPECTED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF APPLICATION. Why is this paragraph repeated?
  • TRIM AND VERTICAL SURFACES: Before applying Restore 10X to the horizontal Deck, first coat vertical surfaces such as deck posts, railings, or balusters.  Cut in around edges with a brush and coat visible areas between deck boards.  For best results, use Restore Solid Acrylic Stain or Deck & Concrete Restore 4X.
  • STEP 1:  Before using Restore 10X, mix material thoroughly and repeat mixing occasionally during application.  When using more than one container, combine all containers to ensure color consistency.
  • STEP 2:  Fill difficult cracks using a heavily loaded brush to dab these areas until the gaps or cracks are filled.
  • STEP 3:  Using either a 4” or 9” Restore Roller saturate the roller cover and roll in one direction, with a slight downward pressure to maintain texture and to push material into cracks and voids.  Work to a wet edge at all times.  Avoid rolling back into coated areas when drying has begun.
  • STEP 4:  Use a putty knife or other straight edge to remove any excess coating between deck boards.  Difficult areas such as warped or cupped deck boards will require rolling across the narrow width of deck board as well as the length to ensure complete coverage.
  • STEP 5:  Allow first coat to dry 4-6 hours.  Drying times may vary depending on temperature and humidity. 
  • STEP 6:  Apply second coat using the same method as in STEP 3 and STEP 4.
  • STEP 7:  Allow second coat to dry 8 hours before light foot traffic and 3-5 days before replacing furniture.  If surface is tacky or soft, allow extended drying time before putting furniture or other heavy objects back in place.
Full cure to a hard finish will take approximately 3-4 weeks. 

I plan to use more than one pail of Restore to coat my patio/deck – how can I be sure that the color is exactly the same in each?

If multiple pails are used they should be mixed together to ensure consistency in color.  Prior to emptying each can, insert stirring stick to determine how much paint is in the can, then mark the paint stirring stick with a pen at the fill level.  You will be refilling each gallon can after you mix, so it is very important that you fill each can back up to the original fill level.

How many coats of Restore 10X do I need to apply?

TWO.  The first coat will go on to fill in cracks and do other minor repairs.  The product will soak into the wood or concrete and dry.  The first coat may be blotchy and spotty.  The second coat works as a finish coat and will give greater wear as the product ages.  Be careful not to over spread.  Restore 10X is made to be applied thickly.

Do I need to prime my deck or patio before applying Restore?

No. just apply two thick coats of Restore.  The first coat functions as a primer.

What do I do about nail heads and screws?

Raised nail heads and/or screws should be secured before applying Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. If the galvanized coating is removed, the product will need to be taken down to bare wood only over the nails and/or screws and a rust inhibitor should be sprayed on the nail heads and/or screws. Touch up work will need to be done over those affected areas using left over Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. Using a power sander on the deck should be done with care to ensure galvanized coating is not stripped off the nail heads and/or screws. 

I have some rotten wood, large cracks and nail holes in my deck. How should I deal with this?

First you must remove and replace any rotten wood.  Large cracks and nail holes can be filled with Restore Crack Filler prior to or after the application of the first coat of Restore.

What special preparation is required for new pressure treated wood?

New wood may be wet with chemicals or have mill glaze from the manufacturing process. New wood should age for a minimum of 6 months before applying Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. The lumber must dry completely before applying the product to prevent peeling of the coating.  The surface must also be properly cleaned and prepared using Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner undiluted to remove all foreign material and mill glaze prior to application.  Follow the PREPARATION instructions to be sure the Deck & Concrete adheres properly to the wood.

What special preparation is required?

Long-term adhesion and durability can be impaired by a poorly prepared surface. 
  1. Step 1 Light Repairs:  Raised nail heads and/or screws should be secured before applying Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. If the galvanized coating is removed, the product will need to be taken down to bare wood only over the nails and/or screws and a rust inhibitor should be sprayed on the nail heads and/or screws. Touch up work will need to be done over those affected areas using left over Deck & Concrete Restore 10X. Using a power sander on the deck should be done with care to ensure galvanized coating is not stripped off the nail heads and/or screws.  Remove loose splinters and replace severely damaged or rotting boards.  Fill larger cracks using RESTORE CRACK FILLER or similar acrylic, non-silicone filler.  Allow to dry.
  2. Step 2 Clean:  Clean the surface using a brush and the Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner.  The surface must be completely clean and free of dirt, grease, mildew and organic growth to ensure product bonding and adhesion.  For best results use a pressure washer to remove embedded dirt and grime. (Use at a low setting 500-1200 PSI.  Do not use high pressure as it may harm the wood.) For grease and oil spots use tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) according to manufacturer’s directions to remove stains. For mildew and other organic growth use a diluted solution of household bleach (3 parts water to 1 part bleach) applied to the surface before cleaning.  Loose paint needs to be scraped then sanded (use 50 grit sand paper).   
  3. Step 3 TEST SURFACE BEFORE APPLICATION:  AFTER CLEANING THE SURFACE YOU MUST CONDUCT A SPLASH TEST TO ASSURE PROPER ADHESION.  PREVIOUSLY APPLIED SEALERS may be present on the deck and are not always visible. ALL EXISTING SEALERS, PAINTS, STAINS, WATER REPELLANTS OR OTHER FINISHES MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a deck stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

What is the coverage of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X?

When applied properly, the film thickness of Restore will be ten times thicker than regular paint.
  • One, 1-gallon can of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 25 square feet with two coats.
  • One, 2-gallon kit of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 50 square feet with two coats.
  • One, 3-gallon pail of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 75 square feet with two coats.
  • One, 4-gallon pail of Deck & Concrete Restore 10X will cover approximately 100 square feet with two coats.
* Two coats are required for an even, well protected finish.

The first coat looks “spotty and blotchy,” have I done something wrong?

The first coat of Restore acts as a primer/repair coat. After applying the first coat it is common that some parts 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 in the same spots. Overworking will begin lifting some of the material and create an uneven finish. 

Do I really need to use the Restore Roller when applying 10X?

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 leave a splotchy uneven coat.

I am applying Restore with the textured roller, why is the product splattering?

The Restore is being rolled too quickly. Roll slowly and in one direction, applying low, even pressure. If splattering occurs, slow down the application.

What is the warranty?

Deck & Concrete Restore 10X has a Limited Lifetime Warranty.  Rust-Oleum Corporation guarantees product performance for the product in this can only as long as you own or reside in your home when our product was applied according to the label directions.  You will receive as your exclusive remedy either a refund of the original purchase price or replacement with a product of equal value.  We do not guarantee the product against factors beyond our control, such as damage to the product by others, poor condition of the substrate, structural defects, improper application, etc. We will not be responsible for labor or the cost of labor for removal or application of any product, or replacement of any wood structure.

How can I remove Restore?

Restore products are made to last and adhere for long periods of time. To remove Deck & Concrete Restore 10X completely you can sand the surface using 50 grit sandpaper. 

Is Restore a water proofing, weather proofing, or water sealer?

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.

What surfaces can I apply Restore to?

  Decks: Deck & Concrete Restore 10X should only be applied on horizontal, structurally sound wood and composite surfaces.  Some composite decking is engineered with moisture repellant or sealer that may prevent proper adhesion.  Be sure to follow specific manufacturer’s recommendation before applying to any composite decking. For vertical surfaces use Restore Stain or Restore 4X. Concrete:  Deck & Concrete Restore 10X should only be applied to horizontal and structurally sound broom swept or porous concrete. NOT FOR USE ON: Smooth or floated concrete, fiberglass, tile, and metal surfaces.  These surfaces will not allow for proper adhesion. Do not use on driveways, garages, or other areas with vehicular traffic.   

Can I use Restore on any concrete surface?

No.  Deck & Concrete Restore 10X is for use on broom swept or porous concrete surfaces only.  Do not use on smooth or floated concrete.

Can I use Restore on my driveway or garage?

No. Deck & Concrete Restore 10X is not for slick surfaces such as "floated", smooth concrete. Restore will not adhere properly to any slick surface. Deck & Concrete Restore 10X 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.

Can I use Restore on my composite decking material?

See the specific composite manufacturer’s recommendation for coating application before applying to any composite decking. Some composite decking is engineered with moisture repellant or sealer that may prevent proper adhesion. 

Can Restore 10X be used on Vertical surfaces?

  No.  Deck and Concrete Restore 10X has a heavy texture and weight and is only designed for horizontal surfaces.  You can use Restore Acrylic Stain or Deck & Concrete Restore 4X for all the Vertical areas, tinted to the same color as Restore 10X.  

Can Deck & Concrete Restore 10X be applied in my basement or other interior floor?

  No, Deck & Concrete Restore 10X CANNOT be used inside. It is an exterior application, and can only be used outside. Restore will not cure properly indoors.  

Can I use Restore underwater in a pool or birdbath?

  No. Restore is not recommended and will not perform on surfaces that are intended to hold water.  

Can Restore be applied over a previously painted surface?

No.  ALL EXISTING SEALERS, PAINTS, STAINS, WATER REPELLANTS OR OTHER FINISHES MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a deck stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.  

Can Restore be applied over clear wood sealers such as Thompson Water-Seal?

No.  Wood sealers often contain paraffin, which prevents paint or coatings from adhering to the wood ALL EXISTING SEALERS, PAINTS, STAINS, WATER REPELLANTS OR OTHER FINISHES MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 10X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface.  Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated.  If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat.  If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a deck stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit).  Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again.  Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas.     Let the surface dry completely before application.  Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

Can I am apply Restore when it is Cold/Hot outside?

  Deck & Concrete Restore should be applied when the temperature is between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit day and night for 72 hours.  Do not apply if the temperature will drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit anytime for 72 hours after application. If it is very hot outside, 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit, you can add up to 8 oz of water per gallon and mix thoroughly to keep Deck & Concrete Restore 10X 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 10X to maintain a wet edge.  Note that an ambient temperature of 80-90 degrees in the direct sun will create a surface temperature in the 120-130 degree range.       Concrete takes a long time to warm up; make sure the previous day has also been at least 60 degrees F prior to coating.  Do not apply if night time temperature is expected to drop below a low of 50 degree F.    

Will Deck & Concrete Restore 10X become hot in the sun?

  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.  

Can I add water to Restore to thin 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, 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit, may make it necessary to add a small amount of water. You may add 8 oz (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.  

I just applied the first coat of Restore, can I change colors?

  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 required for best results.