Cut my time in half
Picked one of these up last fall on sale. After cleaning the deck last weekend I pulled out the DeckMate this weekend and went to work. Once I got the hang of the flow valve (just pick a setting for a pace that suits you) I was flying thru the deck. Clean up was a snap too. Only problem I had was trying to get the brush between the boards, it could be done but took some time to properly line up. All and all a great product that saved me time and a backache.
May 6, 2013
Made our deck staining so much easier.
We recently restained our 600 sq ft deck with the Deck Mate, and it was so much easier than any other processes we've used in the last 10 years. It worked wonderfully except the "groove brushes" (a great idea) were not tough enough. They were worn out totally when the 2nd coat was finished. Thanks for a great product.
July 13, 2012
Bought it over five years ago thinking I'd use it that summer. Found it in the garage still in the box with the receipt taped to it. Pulled it out tonight and put it to work on a 26 x 26 foot deck that was very thirsty. Had 1/3 of it done in less than an hour with solid stain. I love it, fast work of a job I wasn't looking forward to doing and not messy at all.
July 9, 2012
Piece of junk
Could not control the flow. And yes I assembled it right and followed the directions and watched you tube videos. So Wagner, don't try and give me excuses for it. The brush that is suppose to get between the boards is not effective. Barely worked at all. Because of the flow problem I ended up with blotches and drips. What was suppose to save me 2/3 the time cost me triple the time cuz I ended up doing the old fashion way. Paint brush and elbow grease. WASTE OF MONEY!!!!
June 28, 2012
I would have never bought this but....
I was working for a lady who bought this and when she gave it to me to use i thought oh my here we go. these gimmicks never work like they say they are going to. I to had some flow problems at first but with a little patients and adjusting of the flow knob this turned out to be the best tool i have ever used for doing a deck. some tips from what i learned are when you are starting at a wall or come to one turn the flat end to the wall push down firm and pull it out , when the board goes off into nothing start the flat end barley hanging of the end of the board and come in. find a good flow and stay working at that pace either fast or slow. i have cleaned my deckmate 3 times (very easy) and still could use the pad but it is worn pretty good
June 13, 2012
Good idea, does not work.
I purchased the Deck Mate because i am disabled and thought it would make staining my deck eaiser. It is a good idea only if it worked as described. The first half of my deck i had to do very quickly because no matter what i did, the stain would not stop coming out. After resting for a couple of hours, i decided to give it another try. Bad idea. The stain just poured out no matter what i did. One half gallon of stain to do six boards. I paid the neighbor boy to finish it with a brush. Hopefully i can return this as defective.
June 9, 2012
Easy to use.
This product saved me so much time. I was told to use a sprayer on the deck, then brush excess off. When I saw this product, I asked the salesperson if I needed to brush excess stain off, he said if you use the right amount, It will be all you need to finish the job. Got home, filled it with water repellant solution and in about an hour, I had finished a 16X20 deck. I went back and smoothed some areas where I had opened the valve to much but it was easy to control after I got the hang of it. Great product///
June 7, 2012
This was an excellent purchase: The value and the functionality can't be beat. I was able to stain my deck quickly and evenly. The one problem I had (MY FAULT))was the pad would come off if I hit a rough spot on the deck, so make sure you have a smooth surface.
June 3, 2012