ARMORDECK DECK PAINT
Refinish your deck or porch with ArmorDeck!
Decks & porches…the most notorious and most difficult things to keep painted and looking nice at your home! We at the Armorpoxy Company get hundreds of calls a week from frustrated homeowners seeking solutions to their peeling and hard-to-maintain decks and porches. That’s why we now offer ArmorDeck in 2 different versions.
Standard ArmorDeck is a semi-transparent ‘breathable’ coating that lasts 2-3 times longer than traditional deck paints and stains. Armor Renew is a super thick resurfacing coating ideal for older decks and decks that have difficulty holding coatings, or are ‘splintery’ and aged, but structurally sound. Armor Renew covers and encapsulates the coated surface, putting a new covering on it. This product carries a lifetime warranty.
ArmorDeck standard is a ’semi transparent’ ultra high performance product that protects, seals, and gives color to your deck, but won’t peel or lift. The semi-transparency of this coating allows the wood to ‘breathe’ and therefore allows the coating to stay on.
So… here are the honest answers to your questions.
- Decks should NOT be painted with traditional opaque (solid color) type of paint. These types of deck paints ‘seal’ the wood completely which is the worse thing to do. Wood, like people, needs to ‘breathe’ (except in the case of ArmorDeck Restore)! The reason for this is that the standing water on the horizontal surfaces and the extensive expansion and contraction of the surfaces cause the paints to peel up from the moisture and temperature changes. Continued re-painting will not solve the problem.
- Pressure treated wood is even more notorious for holding coatings. The pressure treatment which is designed to resist weather, also resists most common paints and coatings (they won’t tell you this at the home centers as they want you to buy the more expensive woods). ArmorDeck is a deck paint specially formulated to work with most pressure treated wood systems.
- The only proper way to paint a previously painted deck is to remove any prior paint. To easily remove your deck paint, use our special deck stripper and then power wash it to remove any residual paint. Sanding may also be required to remove any residual paint.
- New surfaces and smooth planed wood must be sanded first to remove any ‘mill glaze’. Weathered wood must be sanded to remove any loose fibers or splintered areas.
- Previously stained surfaces should be power washed and sanded.
- Now… apply Armorpoxy ArmorDeck or resurface with Armor Renew!
ArmorPoxy offers our ArmorDeck deck paint and coating in seven attractive colors — Dune Gray, Driftwood Gray, Redwood,New Cedar, New Redwood, and White, plus we have a ‘Natural’ which is completely transparent and allows all of the natural grain of the wood to show, but protects, seals and beautifies.