On 5/18/2014 6:49 PM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
> On 5/18/2014 4:47 PM, gonjah wrote:
>> On 5/18/2014 3:05 PM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
>>> Thanks, but SWMBO originally spotted the Rustoleum product last year
>>> and, fortunately, did not buy it as she was seriously considering it
>>> until... She did some Google searching this year and while your point
>>> about following the directions to the letter bears directly on
>>> research found almost no one who was happy with the product.
>>> She generally does her due diligence before making any major purchase
>>> and rarely, she says, has she seen a product to thoroughly bashed by
>>> FWIW, the QuickCap will run, I estimating, about $1.05 to $1.10 per
>>> lineal foot of 3½" planking including the special fasteners.
>> It's a big negative for almost any product that has specific detailed
>> instructions that have to be followed. The average American's reading
>> level is somewhere in the lower middle school range. I'll admit I had to
>> use the website's video to really understand it.
>> RD&CR isn't a cheap fix anyway, but I'm going to finish my deck with it
>> after actually testing it in a very high traffic area first. I'm even
>> thinking of using it on my siding. Done correctly, the finish comes out
>> as advertised. Done incorrectly it's anyone's guess.
>> The funniest negative comment about RD&CR I saw was one from a
>> "contractor". It was a hoot. He admits he didn't follow the directions
>> and went on to post a video on youboob about how lame the product is.
> When I mentioned your post to SWMBO, and my response, she commented that
> all the complaints she read (or the greatest majority) came from folks
> who explicitly stated that they HAD followed the instructions to the
I put it on last fall. We had a rough winter (as we all know), and it's
still on there like stink on shit.
> She also mentioned that quite a few got one good season out of the
> application (last year) and then it flaked off after the winter.
> I wonder if the severe winter, coupled with a saturated wood deck was
> enough to break the bond between the Rustoleum coating and the wood?
> Freeze-Thaw cycle, etc.?
> Not that it will make any difference, I couldn't put the Rustoleum
> product on the deck if they were giving it away.
> There is that Supreme Directive to contend with... If Mama ain't happy,
> ain't NOBODY happy!<g>
I'm with you there. I've had to tear a couple of jobs back apart and do
them over because they didn't pass inspection.
> In any event, I hope it works out for you.
> I bought about 12 sq ft of the QuickCap and will install it over some of
> the rougher areas of the deck to see what, if anything, telegraphs
> through to get some idea of just how persnickity I'll have to be about
> the underlying surface if we decide to run with it.
Hope it works out for you.