OUTDOOR WOOD & CONCRETE DECK RENEW IT LIFETIME COATING
Armor Lifetime Renew It Coating: Permanently Restore Your Wood or Concrete Deck!
Unique industrial grade formulation provides you with a permanent solution for outdoor wood or concrete that won't chip or peel off!
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Q: Can I purchase this at a home improvement center or hardware store?
A: No. Our Lifetime Renew It deck coating is not to be confused with other retail grade coatings that don't last and are available at Home Improvement Centers. This is an industrial full strength grade formulation that we manufacture and sell directly to you.
Q: I live in a northern climate. Is this product suitable for areas that have large temperature swings and large amounts of snow?
A: The coating once cured has a temperature rating of -40 degrees to 200 degrees. Our Deck Renew It coating is extremely flexible so temperature swings have no effect on the coating. That is what sets Renew It apart from all other coatings. It wears like iron. It breathes and flexes so as not to chip, crack, or peel like every other deck coating. However, we do not recommend applying the coating in temperatures below 50 degrees or above 100 degrees.
Snow and ice have no effect on Renew It either. Renew It is tough enough to handle snow shoveling. We do recommend that you use plastic or fiberglass tipped shovels when shoveling snow right down to the coating. As you can imagine, a steel edged shovel slammed into any surface will scratch or gouge it even concrete.
Q: What is the difference between this and your Super Duty Deck Paint?
A: The answer to this question is that paints and coatings are different. The Deck Paint is made as a liquid product from start to finish as all paints are, that when applied gets partially absorbed into the wood and leaves a thin surface film like all conventional paints do. The Renew It Coating starts out as a solid and is made into liquid form by us, and then returns to a solid after you apply it; with the main difference being that it bonds onto the surface being applied to and forms a thick solid material coating on the surface that is permanent.
No other coating product has a finish like ours. Even our Super Deck Paint, as with any conventional paint, is not permanent because it is not a coating. The same applies to why our garage floor epoxy is so superior. It's because they are made from "solids" which makes them a coating and not a paint that cheaper epoxies are. That's why those types of paint products peel off in a year or so whether on your garage floor, shop floor, wood deck or concrete deck.
Q: Is this a different coating than your concrete coating?
A: We used to make the concrete and wood coatings as two different products. We have now made the coating good for both wood and concrete surfaces, including Pool Decks. It is now much more convenient for our customers to use and less confusing. The only difference is in the prep work.
You need to clean and etch concrete surfaces prior to applying the coating; see our Acid Safe Etching Kit below for easy concrete preparation and to ensure compatibility with our product. Using other harsh acids may cause bonding issues, which we cannot be responsible for. Armor Lifetime Renew It Coating is still the same extra thick super durable coating that will restore a deck made of wood or concrete by filling in and covering cracks, chips, stains, knots and other imperfections!
Q: Can you provide custom colors?
A: If you want to restore your deck coating with a custom color, order the tint base version from the color drop down box. Then you can add up to 10 ounces of universal water base tint available at any paint store to tint and mix into any color you want.
Q: What is the surface prep needed, how do I apply it, and can I apply it in direct sunlight?
A: ArmorGarage Lifetime Renew It Coating can be applied on top of other coatings. If your deck has been previously stained, we recommend a strong power washing to expose as much of the wood surface as possible. If the deck has been previously coated with paint or similar coating, it is important that the coating is firmly bonded to the deck. Don't attempt to restore deck paint.
If the existing coating is peeling over a majority of the deck, it is best to remove it completely either by power washing, sanding, or our wood stripper. If only a small portion has become delaminated, do a strong power wash to remove any weakly bonded coating and then sand the remainder of the coating with 30 grit to provide a rough surface for the Lifetime Coating to adhere to.
Please note that some sealers and paints may not be compatible with our product, which we cannot be responsible for so it's always best to remove any previous sealers or paints. Once all dirt, loose coatings, mold, and mildew are off, let the deck dry out for 48 hours. Concrete surfaces must be etched; see the Acid Safe Etching Kit Below.
APPLICATION is simple. Stir contents in the can as you would regular paint, pour in roller pan, load roller fully with product, and roller out slowly/evenly in one direction. When roller is out of product, lift up and reload with product. Do not roll backwards or to the sides. You can also use a cement type brush to smoothen out the finish if a less textured finish is desired. You can use a regular Paint Brush for cutting in areas such as edges or other hard to reach parts of your deck. Please see our Small Area Roller for hard to reach areas.
Deck Renew It Coatings can be applied in direct sunlight as the product is unaffected by the sun or very high temperatures. When applying, make sure you have an even coat and all cracks, chips, and splintered areas are filled in. If cracks are still present after the first coat, use a brush to fill in these areas with extra material before applying the second coat with roller.
Let the first coat dry for approx. four hours or until dry to the touch before applying the second coat. When that dries, you can use your deck again. We recommend keeping furniture off the coating for 2-3 days. Be sure to order the Renew It Deck Roller to properly restore your deck coating. For proper results, this roller must be used. Order one roller per every 200 sq. ft. of surface. You can rinse the rollers out with water in between coats.Q: How do I clean it? A: The finished surface is easy to maintain and clean. All that is needed to clean the coated surface is a mild liquid soap and garden hose. A light pressure washing is also okay to remove any heavy ground-in dirt and grime. You can also use a fiberglass edged shovel to remove any snow during the winter months.
Q: Is it slippery when wet?
A: No. In fact, it is quite the opposite since it has a grainy type finish. It is a very non-slip type of finish and will have the feel of a very fine emery board on bare feet that is very comfortable for walking on and barely noticeable. It's great for pool areas and it's even comfortable for pet paws! Aside from being used to restore decks, it works great on stairs & ramps where a non-slip surface is desired.
Q: What is the coverage and how thick can it be applied?
A: Coverage is up to 100 sq ft/gal and you need to do two coats, so each can yield up to 50 sq ft for two coats. This coating is sold in 2 gallon sets, so each set will cover up to 100 sq ft with two coats. For larger areas, order in 4 gallon pails and save 5%. Finished coating will be about 1/8" thick and you can fill in cracks and divots up to 1/4" deep. Remember though that the thicker you apply it and the more cracks and divots you fill in, the less coverage you will get. Coverage may vary depending on type of wood, age, and dryness of your deck when you restore it. We suggest ordering extra material as a safety margin, especially if your wood is older and dried out.
Q: My deck boards are warped. Can I coat them and how do I do it between the boards?
A: Warped boards may require you to roll perpendicular to the boards first then roll parallel to the boards to ensure material gets down into the valley of warped or cupped boards. Use the 4" roller set to cover these boards easier. If your boards are widely spaced, you can use a gallon of the smooth version and brush to coat in between the boards prior to applying the textured coating. Let the smooth version dry before applying the textured coating.
Q: Do I have to protect my landscaping?
A: No. It's 100% non toxic.
Q: Can I do the entire deck with this?
A: Yes, it can be used on the entire deck. We recommend you apply it with our small area roller to the railings and posts. You can also use a brush for the railings and posts if you want a smoother, less textured finish. Vertical posts and railings do not get the same damage and wear as the floor so you may want to use the smooth version of this coating that is available in the same exact colors for the maximum protection of your posts and rails. See the Smooth Version below.
Q: How long will this last?
A: We have a limited lifetime warranty on product failure. It is actually more of a question as to how long your boards will last. Our Lifetime Deck Renew It Coating will not peel or chip off your floorboards. But the life expectancy of your boards will depend on the type of boards your deck is made of or the condition and age of the boards when you coat them. Our Lifetime coating is not a miracle coating; it cannot bring rotted, crumbling, and broken boards back to life. These boards should be replaced prior to coating. Also as with all items exposed to the sun, the color will start to fade in 10-12 years. At which time, you may want to apply one single refresher coat.
Q: Can I apply this to pressure treated wood or Trex?
A: The answer to both is yes. Pressure treated wood should be allowed to age for 6 months to allow complete outgassing. Trex should first be primed with our Flash Bond Primer. Our deck restore coating is a great application for Trex since Trex is the best material for longevity, but most people don't like the look of it and it can be slippery when wet. Now you can have a deck with good looks and longevity!
Q: Can it be applied to untreated wood?
A: Yes, our Lifetime Renew It coating works best on untreated wood and is the best long-term protection you can put on the material, which normally rots out fairly quickly. If possible, we suggest you seal the underside of the boards with any typical Home Improvement type sealer to reduce rotting from underneath. Since the under side of the boards are not exposed to sun or traffic, residential grade sealers should last a good amount of time and will extend the life of the wood.
Q: Do I need any special tools?
A: You will need to purchase our special roller to properly apply the coating for the best results when you restore your deck with our coating. We suggest you purchase 1 roller for every 200 sf of deck.