Updated February 2020
Rust-Oleum Deck Restore Update 2020
Since the article was first originally published, we have had over 2000 comments and 450 Reviews from consumers who have used the Rust-Oleum Deck Restore and have had a poor experience with peeling and failure. If you have used Rust-Oleum Deck Restore please upload and post pictures of your exterior wood or deck. A short description of your experience would be helpful as well. This can be done in our comment area below. Feel free to also submit a Star Rating on the Rust-Oleum Deck Restore coating.
Note: There has been a ruling on the Class Action Lawsuit as of March 6th, 2017:
Even though they have settled this lawsuit, Rust-Oleum Deck Restore is still sold to unsuspecting consumers and has not been pulled from the shelves.
Rust-Oleum Deck Restore is a water-based, low odor product that is designed to mask the wood not allowing the wood grain to show. It is marketed as a thick paint product for wood decks that is outside of conventional restoration.
Recently there have been investigating claims on behalf of customers who have used Rustoleum Deck Restore on their decks. Rustoleum Restore has been alleged of being prone to premature failure. When it is applied to exterior wood it may be susceptible to bubbling and/or peeling, which can lead to costly repairs and replacements.