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Decking Colours is rated 1.4 out of 5 by 41.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this paint! I have painted multiple things with this paint... decking, playhouse, fence, trellis. It all looks amazing and this has been on for a couple of months.
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Paint peeled after 3 months Applied late last summer in good weather looked good til Christmas then started to peel in a couple of places,didn’t think to much of it but now its peeling everywhere...very disappointed.
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Colour is way off!!! Bought this decking paint last week. Decided on the colour 'silver thistle down' its meant to be a light grey but could easily pass as brilliant white! There is no grey/silver in it at all! So annoyed! Painted the decking hoping it might darken as it dried but nope! £32 and a lot of time wasted!
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful decking paint Purchased 4 large cans of the green decking paint which was mixed by the local B&Q in March 2020. The paint seemed ok during the summer but since the autumn/winter it has flaked off the decking making it look extremely shoddy and the flakes stick to shoes and treads into the house and is extremely difficult to remove from inside floors. It requires complete repainting. The guarantee is worthless as the decking paint is not fit for purpose. Needless to say I will not be purchasing Valspar again and am appalled at the very low quality for an expensive product.
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I have used valspar before on walls and furniture and been over the moon with the results. I painted the decking on 19th May and today is the 22nd. I can see the product coming away. So disappointed I didn’t read any reviews before buying this as it is obviously a typical fault with the paint from reading the reviews. I just assumed that it would be as good as the other products. I was totally wrong. I purchased from B&Q on a recommendation from the store assistant. The paint was more expensive than other products but I thought, well you get what you pay for,.......NO. I expected a paint to not come off 3 days later. All that time painting it and making sure all the part of the board was covered only to find it rubs off.
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor quality decking paint we painted our decking last summer , waited for perfect conditions, prepped perfectly, then applied our valspar decking paint, it looked amazing for the remaining few warm months we had ,as soon as the weather turned so did our decking !! , very disappointed, im now left with a shabby looking decking , a colour i cant match with any other brand , i was going to repurchase more but i dont dare incase it does the same again!!!
Date published: 2020-04-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not hapy Applied this on our brand new and unpainted decking in 2019, by early winter it had started to weather badly and fade away. Just spent £200 yesterday and applied it to first small section of our very large decking and noticed it has come away already and also left residue on my feet! Weather and conditions are perfect just now, so no excuses!!!! Not at all happy or impressed!
Date published: 2020-05-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not goid I bought this paint a couple of years ago had it applied by a professional. Didn’t last a month before cracking and peeling. Complained to Valspar and was sent vouchers to replace the decking paint. Had it stripped and tried again same result. Got last couple of years just been trying to keep it as tidy as poss. However got so bad now trying to completely strip and lo and behold it’s not removing all of it. So now got half stripped with loads of patches that I can’t remove. This paint has caused me two years of misery. Can’t even use the remaining vouchers for anything else but certainly won’t be buying this rubbish paint again. I was in B and Q looking for decking stain when the assistant recommended this, so wish I hadn’t met her that day. Think the only way to get rid of this mistake is to replace the decking. Would appreciate your help. On top of this the colour is no where near the one advertised. Burlap sac
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor durability Given the high price of valspar decking paint £53 per tin , we purchased 4 5 ltr and 1 2.5 ltr tins so well over£200! I thought i was buying a quality product but i am extreamly dissapointed , followed all instuctions to the letter and the paint is rubbing off very easily in only one month ! It is supposedly guranteed for 6 years! Will not be using this again.
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish - don't waste your money. I bought 2 large tins at £54 each of this paint in Carriage Wheel in summer 2020. Prepared my two areas of decking to the paint's instructions, including algae killer, pressure washing, scrubbing, drying and sanding - took days. Less than a year later, despite it's 6 year guarantee, it is all flaking and peeling off, looks terrible! I have contacted customer services to ask for my money back. One of the decking areas is barely ever used, so it is not a high traffic area, and it still looks awful. Will not be buying again.
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed Bought 2 tins of valspar decking paint at a cost of £108 applied in dry weather with dry and sanded decking paint with 3 coats for it to start peeling and lifting after just 3 days very disappointed would definitely not recommend this product!! Was advised by staff at B&Q that this product was outstanding only to find out that it isn’t
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible I spent a fortune on paint for my decking. It’s peeled off after less than a year. So disappointed. Would not buy outdoor paint again - and it’s made me have second thoughts about a repurchase on the indoor paint as well. I’d upload an image but says file is too large - mines worse than the pictures on the other reviews!!
Date published: 2020-05-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Valspar Decking Paint I bought this paint which after applied looked nothing like the colour it was meant to be a grey/blue dried white! Kids thought it had snowed when they came down the next morning & after all that hard work 3 months on & £60 poorer it’s all flaking off & looking really grubby very disappointed
Date published: 2019-08-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid avoid avoid I spent about £160 on this paint to paint my decking. I spent days painting it and 4 months down the line it looks terrible. It’s all peeling and big flakes of paint everywhere. Do not buy.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from decking we spent a lot of money from b and q and lasted a few months before it started to ware even the spindles are the same so it cant be because of ware and tare
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible paint We painted our decking 12 months ago put 2 coats on. It looks terrible the paint is peeling every where.
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor paint wears away easily I put two coats on my decking and put a lot of work into it but after a few weeks was peeling
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great choice . Poor end product I have used this paint for the past few years. I have a large decked area around 60sqm and changed the colour from the stain I had used for 12 years to this paint. Yeah it cost a small fortune to cover this space. Anyway we stripped the decking back as per the guidelines, waited for a dry day and applied the paint and if I'm honest it looked great. However a few months down the line it peeled and cracked. Within 4-5 months it was almost stripped bare. I bought more in the September that year and done the deck again. My dilemma was I had changed my house doors, garage doors and fence to match this colour. With this in mind I bought more paint the following year and done the deck all over again. However it has done exactly the same thing. So that is now 3 lots of paint I have bought to cover 60sqm. I would have been cheaper putting on a new deck. Now all my smooth wood (spindles) looks great still and have only needed that first application. These past few days I have attempted to strip it all off. However I now fear I will not get it all off in order to try again with a different product leaving me stuck with this. I honestly wish I never bothered. I used to get away with painting my deck every 2 years now its turned out every 6 months. Waist of time, effort and money. Now in my opinion my decking is ruined.
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lovely colours but..... I get washed my deck and scrubbed with a little bleach. One fine day I applied this paint as I couldn't find a Ronseal product to use. It looked fab during the summer months but has started to scuff badly. I am afraid to wipe off muddy shoe prints. It seems it is not weatherproof for rainy conditions. I will top it up and persevere. Not recommended for someone with OCD like me.
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible paint I painted the decking 2 years ago now. It lasted less than 6 months before it started peeling off (despite having properly prepped the surface). Now it looks horrible and everytime we go outside we bring in tonnes of paint flakes on our shoes making my downstairs a complete mess. Wish I had never spent such a ridiculous amount of money on this paint.
Date published: 2020-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Colour was completely different -We went in asking for a light grey. -We were shown in store and the member of staff wasn't very helpful. -Looked online at the colours as their colour book had limited available. Don't do it! the colour is basically cream and the colour we requested quite clearly was grey. Just wasted £35 on a paint we can't use and can't be returned.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not hold up…. We purchased two large cans of Valspar decking paint. We use Valspar for all of our household decorating and always pleased with the tone, the quality and durability, however I can’t say the same for Valspar decking paint. We applied this to our new deck last spring after leaving it 6 months to “season” at a cost of about £144. We thoroughly scrubbed the decking boards and followed all recommendations prior to painting it. It was clean and dry and once finished, it looked amazing!!! Unfortunately it only looked amazing for about 4 weeks when it started to peel. Now, one year later and it looks terrible. I really wish we never had painted it because it’s an eyesore now, and it’s going to be a chore to take it all up and find another solution. I just can’t recommend this product, it’s been a major disappointment and frustrating inconvenience to make it right now. I’d wholeheartedly recommend Valspar interior paint but can’t recommend their decking product.
Date published: 2021-06-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Less than 1 year and ruined I painted my brand new decking July 2020 and now March 2021 it looks horrendous. The paint is bubbling and starting to flake and peel. I would not recommend this paint at all, I can not even begin to think where we start to get it back to how it was. An expensive decking ruined by 2 pots of paint, not happy at all.
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really disappointed We spent around £60 on valspar decking paint at b&q in September last year, the paint has literally only lasted a few months before it all started peeling off. Not what you expect of a paint that's supposed to last a few year's. Really disappointed as I love the colour of it.
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn’t last Extremely disappointed in this paint spent a lot of money last summer on this paint fence paint has weathered ok but decking paint did not last the winter peeled of in a lot of areas after 8 months all needs redoing for the price I would have expected it to last longer
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful. Peeled within a couple of days. Brought three tins for our decking and extremely disappointed to find it peeling after a couple of days. Used Valspar inside our house and it’s been a great product. However outside it’s been very disappointing. Especially when you spend £100 on paint!
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing We paid for our decking to be painted using alspar paint....I would highly suggest that you DO NOT use this paint. Contacted customer service and yet to hear the response. Would love to share the pictures but files are too large apparently.
Date published: 2021-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Decking paint does NOT do what it says on the tin My decking looked great after I had laboured long and hard brushing 2 coats on. After a matter of a month or 2 it was starting to peel off. The 6 year guarantee is laughable. Dreadful paint. I have emailed Valspar for advice and help.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome colours Painted out new decking in deep red. This stuff is really tough and gives a fantastic matt finish. Gets a lot of traffic and looks as good as it did when first painted.
Date published: 2019-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Poor wish i had never bought it bought from bq started to peel and one of the tins had a diffrent shade have to repaint every year wish i had stuck to decking oil
Date published: 2019-11-03
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