A consumer from Washington has filed the latest lawsuit that seeks answers from Behr Process Corp., Masco Corp., and Home Depot regarding the former’s DeckOver coating product. The lawsuit charges that despite the defendants’ marketing and advertising claims, DeckOver is not durable nor long-lasting and begins to “flake, peel, and separate” from decks and concrete surfaces only months after first application. Further, the plaintiff goes so far as to claim DeckOver—sold exclusively at Home Depot—performs worse than products that do not come with such a premium price tag.
The lawsuit mentions that some DeckOver users, rather than spend hours stripping, sanding and reapplying protective coating to their decks, have found it more cost- and time-effective to simply replace their decks entirely. Despite hundreds of customer complaints, many of which are documented in the complaint, the defendants continue to position DeckOver as a viable, long-lasting alternative to building a new deck entirely, the plaintiff says, without warning customers of the product’s supposed shortcomings.