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Finish Your Deck in One Day with Rust-Oleum ROCKSOLID®

What if you could redo your deck in just one day? Now you can with Rust-Oleum RockSolid Deck Coat! Ideal for moderately worn wood decks or concrete patios. Just clean, prime and coat. It’s that easy!

Step 1: Preparation


  • RockSolid Deck & Patio Cleaner
  • Deck Brush
  • Plastic Tarp or Drop Cloth
  • Painters Tape
  • Bucket
  • Hose
  • Broom/Leaf Blower
  • Rags
Rocksolid Deck & Patio Cleaner

RockSolid Deck & Patio Cleaner

A concentrated cleaner for repairing and degreasing most exterior wood and concrete surfaces. Ideal for removing mill glaze on new wood to prepare for coating. This fast acting cleaner covers up to 2,500 sq. ft. per gallon.

Before getting started, make sure you have the proper supplies and have read the product instructions thoroughly. Don’t forget to pick out your favorite color and have the product tinted at your local Valu Home Centers! Finally, check the forecast and complete your project when the temperature is between 40 and 90 degrees, there is no rain expected for 24 hours, and humidity is low.

Start your day by sweeping away any dirt, dust, or debris off your deck. Scrape away any loose paint and make any light repairs. Clean using a deck brush and RockSolid Deck and Patio Cleaner. Rinse off with water.

Wooden deck being scrubbed by a blue brush

Step 2: Prime


  • RockSolid Deck Start Wood Primer
  • Roller Cover
  • Roller Frame
  • Extension Pole
  • Synthetic Paint Brush
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Rags
Rust-Oleum Rocksolid Deck Start Wood Primer

Simplify prep and save time with Deck Start Wood Primer

  • Apply to damp or dry wood
  • No sanding or stripping required
  • Works on previously coated and worn decks
  • Compatible with any solid topcoat
  • Covers up to 450 sq. ft. with one coat

It’s time to prime your deck with RockSolid Deck Start Wood Primer. Wait 30 minutes with a cleaner to try and remove any standing water. This innovative primer can be applied on damp or dry wood using a 3/8 inch nap roller. Saturate the roller cover and apply generously in a consistent pattern. Work to a wet edge at all times. Wait two hours for the primer to dry.

Wooden deck being primed with a paint roller

Step 3: Coat


  • Rocksolid 6X Deck Coat (or Rocksolid 20X Deck Resurfacer)
  • 9 in. 6X Deck Coat Roller
  • 9 in. Roller Frame
  • Synthetic Paint Brush
  • Putty Knife
  • Extension Pole
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Rags
Rocksolid 6X Deck Coat

Restore the beauty of moderately worn decks with 6X Deck Coat

  • 6X thicker for enhanced durability
  • One coat coverage
  • Superior weather-resistance
  • Fills hairline cracks
  • Covers up to 80 sq. ft. with one coat
Rocksolid 6X and 20X Roller Covers

Rocksolid 6X and 20X Roller Covers

Honeycomb rollers specifically designed for 6X and 20X application. These rollers enable perfect one-coat coverage every time and allow back and forth application with ease.

Now it’s time to coat your deck. Saturate the roller cover and generously apply RockSolid 6X Deck Coat back and forth. Avoid rolling back into areas where drying has begun. For best results coat one or two boards at a time. The surface should be ready for foot traffic and furniture replacement in 24 hours — one day and done! RockSolid 6X Deck Coat is the one system with a one-day solution for a beautiful deck.

Rocksolid 6X Deck Coat being rolled out

If your deck is heavily worn, 6X Deck Coat may not be enough.

Rust-Oleum Rocksolid 20X Deck Resurfacer

Restore the beauty of heavily worn decks with 20X Deck Resurfacer

  • 20X thicker for maximum durability
  • One coat coverage
  • Superior weather-resistance
  • Fills up to 1/4″ cracks
  • Covers up to 40 sq. ft. with one coat
A side by side comparison before and after Rocksolid Deck Coat

Visit your local Valu Home Centers and transform your deck in one day!

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