How To Remove Rust-Oleum Deck Restore 4.8/5 (4)

This post was updated on June 4, 2023

Can you Strip Rust-Oleum Deck Restore?

The simple answer is no, you cannot chemically strip off the Rust-Oleum Deck Restore. The only way to remove this deck resurface coating is to power sand and scrape.  Some customers have had very good luck using the Diamabrush. This is a wood coating removal and grinder tool. If you cannot get it off with the sanding and grinding, you may even end up replacing the wood. The “boiling water” method will not work which many have asked about.

Note: Behr Deckover and Olympic Rescue-It are also considered deck resurface coatings so the info here would apply to them as well.

More Info: Rust-Oleum Deck Restore and Rust-Oleum Rock Solid are basically the same, just a relabel after they settled a lawsuit.

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2 months ago

hi scott
using the dimabrush to remove behr deck over worked –
i planning to use twp 1500 on PTP after i finish grinding with the dimabrush
do i need to use any other product before staining?neal

Colette Mestyanek
Colette Mestyanek
3 months ago

Hi, Scott.

I just started peeling away the non slip material a former owner painted on our deck. Lo and behold, I’m finding what appears to be resurrectable cedar under the goop. Is there a better way to remove it than me and my spatula on my 68 year old hands and knees? Sander? Some kind of not too caustic chemical? The cedar is lovely! Thank you!

Nancy. Bouyea
Nancy. Bouyea
5 months ago

We are in the process of removing restore 10x from our decks. Very hard using a heat gun and scrapers. Then will deck clean and power wash. What is best to use to re coat after we are done
thank you for tour advice (too old to replace decks )

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