Deck & Concrete Restore 4X FAQs

Deck & Concrete Restore 4X FAQs



  • 1.

    My surface is coated in Restore 4X and I am experiencing peeling of the coating on the surface, can I still salvage my project?

    Yes. Begin by scraping and removing any loose material on the surface. Use a pressure washer to remove loose coating (Use at a low setting 500-1200 PSI. Do not use high pressure as it may harm the wood.). Clean the areas where there is bubbling and or peeling occurring using the Restore Cleaner and a brush. Deck & Concrete Restore will not adhere properly to surfaces with existing sealers, paints, stains, water repellents or other finishes. These coatings MUST BE REMOVED for Deck & Concrete Restore 4X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface. Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated. If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat. If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit). Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again. Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas. Let the surface dry completely before application. Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

  • 2.

    My surface coated in Restore 4X has some bubbling or peeling in localized areas, what can I do to fix these areas?

    Begin by popping any bubbles on the surface. You will want to scrape and remove any loose material from the bubble or in the area where there is peeling. Use a pressure washer to remove loose coating (Use at a low setting 500-1200 PSI. Do not use high pressure as it may harm the wood.). Clean the areas where there is bubbling and or peeling is occurring using the Restore Cleaner and a brush. Restore 4X will not adhere properly to surfaces with existing sealers, paints, stains, water repellents or other finishes. These coatings MUST BE REMOVED for Restore 4X to adhere properly. To check for the presence of these, conduct a splash test by sprinkling water on multiple areas of the surface. Check at least 4 areas, or more for larger areas. Be sure to check both high traffic areas such as walkways and non-traffic areas. If the water absorbs rapidly into the surface, the surface is ready to be coated. If the water beads, puddles or is not absorbed, the surface is sealed and not ready to coat. If the surface is sealed, remove the sealer/coating with a stripper or sand paper (use 50 grit). Clean again with a brush and Restore Deck & Concrete Cleaner and conduct the splash test again. Continue this process until the water is absorbed by the wood in all test areas. Let the surface dry completely before application. Failure to follow this process will result in poor adhesion and possible coating failure.

  • 3.

    There are some small chips in my Restore 4X coated surface, what can I do to fix these?

    If you are experiencing some small chips on the coated surface, first clean the surface using the Deck & Concrete Cleaner and a brush. Let the surface dry completely. Touch up the surface using the Deck & Concrete Restore 4X.

  • 4.

    I only applied one coat of Restore 4X, what can I do?

    Two thick coats of Deck & Concrete Restore 4X are required. It is not too late to apply a second coat of Restore. Clean the surface using the Deck & Concrete Cleaner and a brush. Let the surface dry completely. Apply one more coat of Restore following the APPLICATION instructions.

  • 5.

    I applied Restore 4X to my deck or patio and it rained within 24 hours of application. Is there anything I can do to fix my project?

    Yes. Let the surface dry completely. Clean the surface using the Deck & Concrete Cleaner and a brush. Be sure to let the surface dry once again. Apply one or two additional coats of Restore following the APPLICATION instructions.