Renew It Wood Deck Restoration Coating
Order Renew It in the color of your choice and allow for two coats. Sold in 2 Gallon sets and each 2 Gallon set will yield two coats of up to 100 sq ft depending on texture, age and condition of surface applied to. For older decks with dry cracked wood we recommend adding a minimum of 15% to your actual square footage as a safety factor to allow for crack filling and deeper absorption of the wood. For proper application order 1 roller for every 8 gallons of deck coating. Free Shipping on 4 or more gallons. For larger areas order in 4 gallon pails and save 5%.
Free Shipping on 4 or more gallons. For larger areas order in 4 gallon pails and save 5%.
Color on Concourse is Nantucket Gray.
Color on Pedestrian Bridge is a custom color tinted by customer.
TO MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM COLOR ORDER TINT BASE AND ADD UP TO 10 OUNCES OF UNIVERSAL WATER BASED TINTS TO EACH GALLON. FOR BEST RESULTS HAVE CANS SHAKEN AT PLACE OF TINT PURCHASE. YOU CAN ALSO MANUALLY MIX WITH A JIFFY MIXER IN A POWER DRILL. UNTINTED GALLON CANS ARE FILLED TO 116 OZS, UNTINTED 4 GALLON PAILS ARE FILLED TO 3.75 GALLONS. THIS ALLOWS THE NECESSARY ROOM FOR YOUR TINT COLOR.
Below is a brief description of our most popular colors:
- Cobble Stone: Medium Gray with Muddy Tone.
- Nantucket Gray: Is a Light Gray.
- Tudor Brown: Dark Brown
- Canyon Rock: Lt Brown with Red tone
- Island Sand: Is the color of sand
- Cypress: Is a Lt Brown with a Tan tone.
- Racing Green: Is a Hunter Green
- Driftwood: Is a Tan with Reddish tint in it.
- Adirondak Green: Is a Grass Green
- Clay Red: Is a true Redwood color
- British Khaki: Is a Tan with With a Greenish tone.
- Kilm Red: Is a Brick Red
- Camel: Light Tan with Goldish Tone
- Walnut Shell: Medium Tan with Goldish Tone
- Burlap: Is a true Taupe color in the Grayish family
- Rust: Reddish Dark Brown
- Sante Fe Red: Is a rust colored Red.
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 yields 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 3/8" 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 will vary depending on type of wood, age, and dryness of your deck when you restore it. We recommend you use an average of 75 sf/gal per coat. If your deck is older and therefore drier with a lot of cracks you should use a number closer to 50sf/gal. If newer you can use a number closer to 100 sf/gal.
Coverage is not an exact science when it comes to decks so please do not order to the exact square footage of your deck. We strongly suggest ordering extra material as a safety margin, especially if your wood is older and dried out or your concrete has a rougher type finish. Any leftover can be stored in small containers for any emergency touch ups needed.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ARMOR RENEW IT IS MADE IN BATCHES. COLORS MAY VARY FROM BATCH TO BATCH SO PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ORDER ENOUGH MATERIAL FOR YOUR ENTIRE PROJECT SINCE REORDERS MAY SHOW COLOR VARIATIONS. (If this color shift does occur, it can be corrected by putting on a coat of the Smooth Version over the entire surface)
Q: What is the surface prep needed, how do I apply it, and can I apply it in direct sunlight?
A: ArmorGarage Renew It Deck Coating should be applied to clean bare wood or concrete. If your deck has been previously stained or painted we recommend you sand down till you exposed the surface of the wood. You can also use a paint remover and then sand off any leftover residue. Many customers have used Bean-N-Doo Gel for a nontoxic way to remove old coatings. Removing all old sealers, paints or stains is important so that the Renew It coating bonds directly to the wood or concrete and not just the surface of the stain or paint. Besides impeding the bonding of Renew It directly to your deck surface they are most likely failing and peeling anyway. Once the deck is free of any previous type coating do a strong power washing to expose additional amounts of the wood or concrete surface. For concrete do the acid etch with a power wash rinse.
Please note that some stains, 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 stains, sealers or paints. Once all dirt, loose coatings, mold, and mildew are off, let the deck dry out for 48 hours. Wood that has not completely dried out can out gas during the application causing bubbles to form in the finished surface. Do a splash test to ensure that no sealer remains on the surface of the wood. Simply splash some water onto the surface and see if it is absorbed quickly into the wood. If it beads up or is not absorbed into the wood it means that there is still a sealer or stain on the surface of the wood. Concrete surfaces must be etched; see the Acid Safe Etching Kit above.
APPLICATION is simple. Once the surface is clean and dry prime with our Renew It primer at the rate of 400-500 SF/gal. You can roll the primer on with a standard 3/8" nap roller. Let it dry to the touch in a few hours and then apply first coat of Renew It.
Stir Renew It contents in the can as you would regular paint, pour in roller pan, using our special roller, load the roller fully with product, and roll out slowly/evenly in one direction with medium downward pressure. 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 brush to smoothen out the finish if a less textured finish is desired. Simply brush in opposite direction of rolling to smoothen the coating out. Do not brush back and forth. You can use a 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. Please note the only way to properly apply our product is with our roller, there is no product support or guarantee without the use of our rollers.
Deck Renew It Coatings can be applied in direct sunlight, for best results apply below 90 degrees and avoid direct midday sun as much as possible. Do not apply if rain is forecast within 36 hrs of applying. Do not apply below 50 degrees or if temperature will go below 50 degrees within 48 hrs of application. Do not apply to surfaces that do not drain properly and hold water in puddles for more than 24 hours. 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. For large and deep cracks we recommend you use a non silicone filler such as an acrylic paint compatible caulking or paintable wood putty. It's also a good idea if you have deck that was assembled with untreated nails or screws to coat them with a rust inhibiting primer first. This will ensure that the rust does not bleed up through the coating. Do the rust inhibitor prior to the Renew It Primer.
Let the first coat dry for approximately four hours or until completely dry to the touch before applying the second coat. The first coat may seem blotchy, this is normal and means the wood is absorbing the product. The second coat should completely encapsulate the wood. You should not see any portion of the wood and there should be no blotchy spots without the aggregate, if you do it means you applied the coating too thin or the wood was extremely dry. When the second coat dries hard to the touch you can use your deck again. We recommend keeping furniture off the coating for 3-4 days. Furniture bottoms should all have the proper plastic or wood inserts. Never scrape raw metal edges against your new coating. Be sure to order the Renew It Deck Roller to properly apply 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