Olympic Rescue It! Update: One year later
It’s been an entire year since I completely refinished my deck using Olympic Rescue it! You can read through the step by step process in this post (pictures included). I’ve had quite a few questions from readers asking how the deck has held up over the year. I thought it would be nice to do a little “one year later” post to summarize my thoughts and answer questions. And also, more pictures!
I’ll start off by saying that I’m pretty happy with how everything has held up. Initially I had reservations (based on other blog posts and youtube videos) about how well this paint could handle a cold winter and overall it has held up beautifully.
The deck floor has impressed me the most. I live in the Northeast and we had an average winter last year: freezing temps, blizzards, lots of snow. I was a little worried about what I might uncover once all the snow melted and ultimately I was pleasantly surprised. There isn’t a single chip of paint gone from the deck floor.
The paint gets an A+ for sticking power and I am so happy that I didn’t have to resurface the deck yet again this spring! There are some negatives – and they may be related to the specific color I chose. It probably goes without saying that on an 85 degree day the deck flooring becomes extremely hot under the sun. I remedied this by placing deck rugs and a pavilion for shade. I’ve also noticed that dirt shows up remarkably well on this surface. I have two dogs and between the two of them it seems like I can’t keep it clean.
The railing hasn’t held up quite as well. I did notice some chips out of the top after I beat rugs in that area. The color itself also looks a little dingy in some spots- mostly in areas where there is just a thin coating of paint. I think it’s probably more prone to chipping because I applied the railing color with a brush and foam roller and it has a much thinner coat of paint applied. It was also much harder to prep the railing beforehand so it didn’t get a great cleaning and paint stripping. I think better preparation of the railing and an additional coat of paint would have prevented these issues.
Overall I am absolutely satisfied with my results. It has held up better than I expected and still looks 1000x better than it did before! Let me just remind you what I was working with “before”:
And here it is 1 year later:
Have you tried Olympic Rescue It? Tell me about your results!
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