Encore is the perfect solution for repairing old wood decks versus replacing them.  Encore revives and restores wood decks, leaving behind a beautiful finish and skid-resistant texture.

Encore For Wood Decks & Docks


Consistently the Best Wood Deck Resurfacing Product on the Market!

Blog Update: Feb 10, 2015:

Encore is now self-healing!  Over the past 1.5 years, we've tested new nano-technology that activates when introduced to water.  This significant development causes the Encore coating to heal breaches in the coating when wetted.  Within 12 days, small cracks and holes, called holidays easily repair themselves as the nano-chemistry crosslinks to itself.  This is an epic development in the field of coatings because 99% of all wood deck coating failures are caused by water migration through the coating.  Read about it.

New Technologies Place Encore in a Class of Its Own, Making Encore the Best Wood Deck Coating.

"Best In Class" Dry & Re-coat Time. Encore's dry and re-coat time is a mere 30 minutes (or less).  That makes it up to 6 times faster than competitive coatings, letting you resurface your wood deck or concrete faster than any other product on the market. Less down time and more up time is the reason why Encore the best value in deck coatings.

The Safety and Comfort That Your Family and Guests Deserve.  Encore's synthetic blend of materials dries to a form a skid-resistant, yet elegant finish. Your wood deck will look great and provide a new level of safety for family and guests by locking down splinters and creating a skid-resistance walking surface. Encore's new texture complies with ADA standards for skid-resistance while balancing the need for easy cleaning and durability.

A Cooler Walking Surface. Encore's Thermal-Smart™ technology uses materials that stay cooler on hot summer days. Encore does not depend on aggregates like sand, which get very hot, to produce texture.  Encore uses a high-tech blend of materials to create a coating that stays cooler than the others.  Thermal-Smart™ is an Encore feature that you'll appreciate on those hot summer days!

An Unlimited Creative Palette. Infinicolor™ technology allows you to choose any color under the Sun by simply adding a gallon of acrylic latex paint to the Encore 5-gallon pail. Infinicolor™ technology guarantees a perfect color match.  Choose a semi-gloss or high-gloss paint depending on the lustre you wish to achieve.

Lasting Durability. Elastix™ is a robust new resin package that increases Encore's ability to withstand changing weather conditions. Expansion & contraction is the single biggest challenge for deck coatings and Encore has mastered the challenge with Elastix™. Year after year, Encore will provide the level of protection that you expect from a market leader.

An Uncompromising Warranty. Encore is guaranteed for as long as you own your home. Commercial projects are protected by a 10-year warranty.  What other deck product protects your investment like Encore? Be sure to compare! New Brochure - Download.

Encore Deck Coating Restores and Revives Wood Decks & Docks.

Penetrating deck sealers and deck stains simply recolor the splinters on your wood deck! End the annual deck maintenance by restoring your wood deck with Encore Composite Deck Coating.

Encore is a durable deck coating that repairs decks and wood docks, filling in cracks, locking down splinters, and leaving behind a safe, skid-resistant surface. Wood decks and wood docks that have been restored with Encore, continue to stay in service for years, saving thousands of dollars over the cost of replacement. So why replace your wood deck when you can restore your wood deck it at a fraction of the cost?

Lose Your Shoes and Enjoy Your Deck Again! Are you tired of walking on a deck that's covered with dangerous splinters? While stains and sealers simply recolor splinters, Encore is made with the exclusive Splinter-Tight™ Technology, insuring that loose splinters are locked down permanently - solving the splinter problem! It's estimated that Encore saves the average customer between 64-86% over the cost of replacement. With the "Thrift Consciousness" mindset that's sweeping the economy, homeowners are right to choose Encore. Why replace when you can resurface with Encore?

How Much Does One Encore Kit Cover and What's an Average Cost?

Coverage will depend on the condition of the wood and how heavy it's applied. Coverage is 280-400 square feet per kit. Including Pretreat (Encore's priming adhesive) and the cost of an average gallon of paint, Encore costs approximately $.60 per square foot/per coat (including the paint that is added).

How Many Coats Should I Apply?

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Two coats are required. If you have left-over material, put a third coat over high-traffic areas.

How Long Does it Typically Take to Resurface a Deck?

An average 15' x 20' deck that has been cleaned can usually be completed in less than a full day.

What are the Maintenance Requirements?

Encore is not prone to mold or algae growth and can be easily cleaned periodically with soap and water. If necessary, a maintenance coat can always be applied. A Maintenance coat can be used to repair damage, normal wear, or to change the original color.

The proprietary Encore formulation is backed by over 82 years of experience. Learn more about this exciting product by visiting our FAQ page.

Quick How-To: Properly clean and prep your deck (see FAQs for prep instructions). Using a common paint roller, apply two coats of Encore and allow to dry. (Note: For the ultimate level of long-term performance, we highly recommend the use of Pretreat, a penetrating sealer and bonding agent specifically designed for Encore.) Depending on the condition of the wood and the application technique, the Encore kit will complete (2 coats) between 140 and 200 square feet of deck surface. Add one gallon of semi-gloss exterior acrylic paint of your color choice to this kit to achieve the perfect color.

If your deck is under trees that drop leaves that stain, consider applying one coat of SealBack Nano-Sealer to your Encore deck. Sealback's hydrophobic surface makes cleaning a breeze.  Tannin stains wash off as well as dirt and grime.  Sealback also provides another level of protection for your Encore surface.

When it comes to providing the ultimate level of deck repair, no other wood deck coating compares to Encore.

Encore does not provide a "structural repair" solution for wood. Always replace boards that you consider in your best estimate to be structurally unfit for use.

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