Well, 98% done. Just have to touch up the black rails a bit.
Took my wife and I 18 hours over the weekend to apply Rustoleum’s Deck Restore product…that’s 2 coats.
We applied it with 4″ rollers and applied it slowly. That avoided wasting a lot of the material and splattering it all over. Going slow also makes the material ‘spike’ less. That means that the natural ridging of the material is rounded off and you don’t have to follow along with a brush to smooth it out. My advice to you is to read and then follow the instructions and go slow.
If you’re curious why 4″ rollers…the deck was built in the early 1990’s and the decking is 2″ x 4″ boards rather than the 1″ x 6″ boards which became the standard later on. If we had a 1″ x 6″ boards I would have used a 4″ roller, cut down the 6″ rollers to fit and capped the end of the roller.
Hoping that we’ll get about 5 more year of use out of the deck before I have to tear it apart.
All in all pretty happy with the result.