DECK & CONCRETE RESTORE TIPS
1. CLEAN UP AND MAINTENANCE
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. Basic maintenance consists of cleaning with household cleaners, brush and water when necessary. For difficult stains, a solution of diluted bleach commonly cleans the surface area. To remove dirt and grime build up use a light pressure washing to thoroughly clean the deck or concrete area. Be sure not to use a high pressure wash as this can tear or damage the product and/or your surface.
2. DRYING TIMES
Dry times may vary due to weather conditions such as humidity, rain, high/low temperatures and seasonal changes. We recommend applying our product with no rain for a minimum of 24 hours after the first coat and 48 hours after the second coat. The second coat can be applied as early as 3 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 8 hours before walking on the surface and 3-5 days before placing furniture on the area. Deck & Concrete Restore should not be applied if temperatures are below 50 degrees and above 90 degrees either day or night.
- 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 bucket of Deck & Concrete Restore will cover approximately 100 square feet with two coats
* Two coats are required for an even, well protected finish.
5. NAILS AND SCREWS
Raised nail heads and/or screws should be secured before applying Deck & Concrete Restore. 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. 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.
When using Deck & Concrete Restore, be sure to stir contents thoroughly before and during application. Mix all containers together before application to ensure a uniform color throughout. Pour Deck & Concrete Restore into a roller tray and fill approximately half full. Using the Restore Roller, saturate and load the roller cover in the tray by rolling back and forth in the tray. Remove the saturated roller apply the product by rolling in one direction, with slight downward pressure on the roller to maintain texture and aggregate control. Deck & Concrete Restore should be rolled in one direction, one time. Be sure to not roll product back and forth, this will cause inconsistent coverage.
7. SMOOTHER FINISH
To achieve a smoother textured finish, a brush may be used to skim the surface of the 2nd coat. Apply the 1st coat as directed with the Restore Roller. Apply a section of the 2nd coat with the Restore Roller. While the product 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.
Deck & Concrete Restore must be tinted at the store of purchase. DO NOT APPLY IF PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN TINTED.
9. SURFACE PREPARATION
Surface must be clean, dry and free of dirt, grease, mildew, organic growth, and other contaminants to ensure proper bonding and adhesion. Smooth and/or glossy surfaces should be sanded or roughed up to aid in adhesion. For best results use a pressure washer to remove embedded dirt and grime. 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.
10. NEW WOOD
New wood should age for a minimum of 6 months before applying Deck & Concrete Restore. The lumber must dry completely before applying the product to prevent lifting of the coating.
Deck & Concrete Restore should only be applied to porous, stable wood and concrete surfaces. Fiberglass, tile, and metal surfaces will not allow for proper adhesion. Concrete should be broom finished or porous in nature. Glossy surfaces should be de-glossed before applying Restore.
12. TWO COATS
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 is made to be applied thickly.
13. UNEVEN TEXTURE
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.
14. REMOVING RESTORE
Restore products are made to last and adhere for long periods of time. Deck & Concrete Restore can be painted over with a water based floor paint, a solid acrylic stain, or another coat of Restore. Clean the existing product and apply the new coating. To remove Restore products completely you can power wash (if new), sand, or use a latex based paint remover.