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Great product with time and patience
on August 21, 2013
This product is only as good as the person using it, and the deck you're using it on.
I used this on my deck which gets full sun everyday. I followed the directions, and the deck is so much better than it was before. I very carefully painted the cracks between the boards with the stain. I then let that completely dry for about two days, and then I put down the first coat of restore with the recommended roller. I acutally cut the roller in half, so that I could only roll the restore down on the entire board surface (not in the cracks in between). I worked on the deck in sections, because it is a lot of work and takes a lot of time.
Just like the other raters said, the product does splatter a lot, but what stain or paint doesn't when you're rolling it? This is a terrific product if you use it correctly, take your time, fill in the cracks before restoring, and are willing to put the prep/time/work into it. Again, as other raters said, you use much more product than suggested, but I put the product down thick because of the condition of the underlying deck. I don't have any complaints, I know paint splatters, I know the recommendation on the can is just that and as far as color, it might be a bit lighter than the sample, but not much.
This is not a project for someone who is not used to doing home improvement jobs. It takes a lot of prep work, and a lot of time but is worth it in the end. As with anything else, there are little tricks you learn as you go (i.e. cover each nail/hole with product and let dry before rolling the product over area). This was much more work and cost than I estimated, but I am very happy I did it.