Deck Revive Kit

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SKU: Deck Revive Kit
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NOTE: You must use PermaBond as a primer coat and is purchased separately. 

Deck Revive Full Kit Coverage: Depending on the condition of the wood and the application technique, two coats will cover approximately 200 square feet.

DeckRevive is a one-of-a-kind polymer coating that resurfaces and restores aging wood decks, walkways, steps and more, allowing you to enjoy your existing structure for years! Just add one gallon of gloss exterior acrylic latex paint of any color and roll on with everyday paint tools.

  • locks down splinters
  • fills in cracks
  • slip-resistant
  • environmentally friendly

Deck Revive is a DIY acrylic based polymer deck coating that resurfaces old decks, docks, and other treated lumber — in ANY color you choose.  Deck Revive repairs and protects wood structures from the constant expansion and contraction cycle that destroys wood.

Traditional deck stains, deck paints, and deck sealers just put new color on old splinters, cracks, and nailheads and have to be re-applied annually.  Deck Revive actually fills in cracks and knots,  locks down splinters and nailheads,  and provides a new slip-resistant textured surface that lasts for years.

Our Deck Revive coating will give you a new durable, scuff, stain and fire-resistant surface that requires zero to little maintenance.  So easy to apply with everyday paintbrushes and rollers and tools clean up with water.  Dries quickly for minimal time-out-of-service.  It can be applied in the morning and enjoyed that evening.

Your Deck Revive kit contains a liquid component and a dry component.   To these, you add one gallon of ANY color of exterior latex paint.  Color choice is unlimited – you can have any color your paint store can mix up!

Deck Revive is an environmentally-friendly choice.  It is water-based, VOC-free and non-toxic.  When you refurbish existing wood structures with Deck Revive, you prolong their service life and keep them out of landfills.

Save thousands over the cost of replacement or annual deck stain and deck seal maintenance when you choose Deck Revive.  You’ll also save time — so you can spend more of it enjoying your outdoor living spaces, not maintaining them!

So take your shoes off and start enjoying your old deck with our revolutionary resurfacing coating. Your family, friends, and kids can run around splinter free for years to come.

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Deck Revive Brochure 4.1MiB Download
Deck Revive Instructions 185.83KiB Download
 Deck/Dock Revive MSDS 223.81KiB Download
Resurface Instead! - Gulf Synthetics Brochure 5.04MiB Download


Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Not an inquiry, just a glowing review .... Just finished my last two 200 sq ft porches on my home. I have 4, two on the front of the house and two on the back. I believe it's been 3 years since I covered the first one and it still looks like it did when I first applied your Deck Revive. For my last one, I had my son helping me and since the process went quicker, the finish turned out better then when I did it by myself. Also what helped was I used 3 inch painters tape around any columns and anywhere else that I would have otherwise had to use a paint brush, which allowed me to use a roller for the entire job which made it so much quicker and easier on the back. That would be my recommendations for a large application. Love your product, surprised that some or the big box stores haven't contacted you.

Bob Hall

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

We used this about two years ago, and it\'s been great! We haven\'t had one little patch come off yet. The Deck Revive/Perma Bond combo has been awesome. It's more expensive, but you'll make your money back in all the saved labor when you only have to seal your deck once. Follow directions, do it right the first time, and you'll save yourself a lot of time and money. Note: I did NOT receive any free/discounted product for this review. It\'s hard to find information about this product, so i wanted to post this review to help others looking for a quality deck sealer.


Friday, 08 June 2018

In the spring of 2017 my wife and I purchased a small cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The cabin had a deck that needed some TLC. The low humidity sun filled days had taken a toll on the wood. I searched the internet for something more than stain. I found Gulf Synthetics Deck Revive Kit. I purchased the Perma Bond and Deck Revive. Strictly following the step by step procedure produced a really nice result. I was impressed. It looked great. But how would it hold up. After one year it still looks like the day I put it on. No peeling. The old saying you get what you pay for could not be more true here. I am very satisfied with ther products and would highly recommend them.


Saturday, 08 July 2017

So far so good - we just painted our very old deck and it actually looks and feels good on our feet. Hooray!

Nancy Keefe

Thursday, 05 May 2016

Can this be used over a Dexter surface?


Monday, 18 April 2016

This product actually works!


Sunday, 03 April 2016

Used this product last year in 2015 and looks great after the first Winter. No issue with any peeling! Application was easy. Really like the Perma Bond primer. Makes it really easy for the Deck Revive to adhere to our old deck paint. So far so good!


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    rev221river · 07/20/2021
    Do you need to use a deck cleaner or simple green type product when you power wash the deck?
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    Glenn · 07/20/2021
    I have been preparing my deck for Deck Revive and have been removing loose material from the board sides in the gaps. When I apply Deck Revive, is it necessary that I brush between the boards to get the sides and joist top, or can I expect that rolling tp surface will cover those areas?  Thx.
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    Nancy · 07/15/2021
    Does it hold up to shoveling?  My deck is the main entrance into my house so it has to be shoveled in the winter.
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      Gulf Synthetics · 07/16/2021
      Never use a metal edge snow shovel on a deck as no stain will be able to withstand damage. If rubber-edged, it should be okay.
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    Phill · 06/22/2021
    Can I apply this over an existing acrylic sold stain like Cabot stains? Or do I need to strip it all off?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 06/22/2021
      You do not have to strip it all off but you do need to pressure wash to remove dirt, loose peeling stain, etc.
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    Sam · 06/18/2021
    I just finished paintingy deck today with Deck Revive.  The deck is very gritty and feels like 40 grit sand paper.  Is this normal?  Is there anything I can do or apply on it to make less gritty?  Thanks.
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      Gulf Synthetics · 06/19/2021
      Yes, this is normal and is designed this way. You cannot make it smoother.
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    Rusty · 06/11/2021
    Can I use an air compressor to rid the deck of debris and dust rather than power washing it?
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    Renee · 06/04/2021
    Can I use this product over existing behr deck over?
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    Rick · 06/03/2021
    I just used Deck Revive on my deck steps, and it looks great. My question is, I need re-do the deck railings but don't want the grit look, so can I just mix the paint with the polymer and apply it that way?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 06/03/2021
      The better option would be to match the paint color to a proper solid color deck stain.
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    Francis Andre · 06/01/2021
    Can this product be used on a faded Timber tech composite deck?
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    Razz · 05/30/2021
    I just finished sanding all the old stain of my deck with 60 grit.  JOY!  The deck is 560 sq. ft. with another 40 for the stairs (600 total).  Can you confirm how many Perma and DR Kits I will need?
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    Geoff · 05/30/2021
    My dry compound hasn't disovled completely when mixed.  The mixture is gritty.
    Is it supposed to be like this?
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    Bruce Bendinger · 05/26/2021
    I used Rust Oleum Restore about 12 years ago and it is now time to apply something again.  Can I use your product in this situation and if so, what would I have to do to the deck so the Revive would "take?"  Thank you.
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      Gulf Synthetics · 05/26/2021
      You will have to sand off the Rust-Oleum as no coating can be applied over that. Sorry.
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    Mike C · 05/25/2021
    What is different between your product and the Rust-Oleum Deck Restore?  I used the Rust-Oleum Deck Restore many years ago and have been unhappy since day 1.  Started the painful process to remove it but I fear I won't be able to stain it.  Looking for options.
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      Gulf Synthetics · 05/26/2021
      Completely different formulas and technology. Theirs fails, and ours does not. 
      FYI, you cannot use the Gulf over the Rust-oleum. You will have to fully remove that product first and that will require heavy duty sanding.
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    EJ · 05/24/2021
    Can you recommend another wood fill product since your permafill product is discontinued?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 05/24/2021
      We would recommend Quikrete Quick Setting Filler as an option. You can buy small plastic containers of it at any local hardware store.
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        John · 06/07/2021
        Just want to confirm, you’re recommending Quick dry cement as a wood filler? Thanks!
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    Kyle · 05/24/2021
    I have a wooden dock that comes in 4' x 4' sections and simply lay on the frame. So they are very easy to move around. Should I apply deck revive to both the top and bottom side of these dock pieces? Is there an advantage to applying to the bottom side? Or is that just a waste? 
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    walt · 05/21/2021
    Hello, Our deck area is 240 sq. ft.  We will need to order 2 kits for this area (since you have discontinued the 1/4 kits)... My question is, if we precisely proportionally measure can we split up a kit so that we don't have so much left over/waste? If this isn't possible can we do 3 or 4 coats? And if we do additional coats do they all need to be done the same day?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 05/21/2021
      No, you cannot split up the kit. It needs to be mixed all at once. More is not always better so we would not add additional coats.
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    Gary · 05/18/2021
    I want to apply this to my dock that stretches over a lake where we get our drinking water and fish. Is this coating made with non-toxic materials or do I need to pull the boards off the dock and apply on land?
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    RS · 05/16/2021
    What is the final sheen once the gloss paint is mixed with the dry? I won't be using Deck Revive on the spindles and want to match the paint with the Deck Revive sheen. 
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    Frank · 05/13/2021
    I’m replacing some old boards but I don’t want to wait 3 months to let it dry to paint.can I leave the new wood unpainted and then come back after the wood is dry and paint it.or just gamble and paint it while still wet.what will be the result of painting new pressure treated wood without it drying?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 05/13/2021
      You cannot apply to the new wood for at least 3 months so best to leave them. Doing it too soon can lead to premature failure.
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    Rusty Howell · 05/12/2021
    I am refinishing my deck. It used to be painted and its chipping. I have had to replace some boards that were rotting.   I wasn't paying attention and got regular 2x6 boards (douglas fir, I think).   Will that matter in the long run if I use DeckRevive and PermaBond?  Do I need to pull those back out and put in Redwood or Cedar (not sure what kind the old wood is). Thanks.
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    Washman · 05/02/2021
    Will this product work on composite decking?
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    elauerm1 · 04/21/2021
    Does it matter what “grade” of exterior acrylic latex gets mixed in as long as it’s gloss? Any difference in function, durability, etc. or any advantage if I use a more premium paint like Sherwin Williams Emerald vs. a less premium paint like Sherwin Williams SuperPaint? 
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    Elauerm1 · 04/07/2021
    I am planning to use Restore-A-Deck solid stain on my rails/verticals and Deck Revive on the deck surface. 
    1. OK to use Restore-A-Deck stripper and brightened on the rails if some of it gets on the deck surface as well?  
    2. Should I use the RAD deck stripper and brightener on the deck surface as well before the permabond?  
    3. Will this affect the permabond’s ability to work correctly? 
    4. In lieu of all of the above, Should I just sand all surfaces instead? 
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      Gulf Synthetics · 04/07/2021
      1. Make sure to rinse well with water when done.2. No need.3. Not if you rinse well with water.
      You can or just pressure wash with water.
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    Bry Harris · 03/25/2021
    Can you use a paint sprayer to apply the deck revive?
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    Eli · 03/22/2021
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    Eli · 03/22/2021
    My deck has existing oil-based stain or oil-based paint on it, not sure which. Can I use Permabond and DeckRevive over it as long as it’s not peeling or flaking or Should I sand it down to bare wood first? What do you recommend?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 03/22/2021
      You can use the products over this, just make sure pressure wash for prep and that any coating you are covering is fully intact and not peeling.
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    Jacob · 03/22/2021
    I have a deck that I just finished sanding old behr deck-over off of. There's still a few spots left on the edges and around screw heads but I plan on pressure washing to try and remove as much of this as I can. Is anymore surface prep needed like a wood surface cleaner or will I be good to apply this product after pressure washing the deck surface?
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    Thomas · 03/17/2021
    Can you use this on a deck in Maine where it snows alot and Temps are often below zero.
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    Frank · 02/17/2021
    Will Deck Revive, primed with Perma Bond, cover rust spots from rusted screw heads?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 02/17/2021
      It will cover it but no coating will prevent rust from leeching through if the nails continue to rust.
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    Ray · 10/21/2020
    I have approximately 1600 sf of decks with multiple layers of Behr Solid Color Waterproofing Stain & Sealer. The solid stain is now peeling in many places. My plan for restoration was to strip all the solid stain. However, my contractor tried stripping the solid stain with zero success. He is now scraping using heat guns to remove peeling areas. I estimate that when the scraping is done, about 75% of the surface will be the old Behr solid stain. 1. Am I correct in understanding that Permabond and Deck Revive can be applied over the existing solid stain? 2. Am I correct in calculating that I will need 6 gallons of Permabond and 8 Deck Revive Kits? Finally, how long is shipping likely to take in the Covid-19 times?
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      Gulf Synthetics · 10/21/2020
      It can be applied over an existing old stain as long as the stain is not failing/peeling and is fully intact to the wood.

      5 Permabonds
      8 Full DR Kits.

      Shipping depends on where you live but about 2-5 business days.