Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TrikyRiky Porch Make over
Behr Granite Grip does come out looking nice but it isn’t the easiest to apply. The direction call for you to roll on the first coat noting that it may not cover and is mainly a sealing coat. So why not have another can for that. When I was trying to roll this on it left much of the granules in the tray mostly absorbing the moisture. After a few square feet of this I decided to pour the mix on the area and used the rolled to spread it out with much better results. After about 4 hours I applied the 2nd coat in the same manner coming out with great results. Very happy with this but it did take 2 gallons for my porch. The porch had reddish pavers and paint prior to this and 98% was gone. Only a small area the red did still bleed through and will need touching up. When I resurface the walkway I’ll touch up that area. Over all it came out great I’m impressed and can’t wait to finish the rest.
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sherrylyn Horrible!
We have a inclosed screen porch used Gliden porch paint in past ,becuase that's what previous home owner left.Went to Home Depot to buy more since its been about 3 yrs and floor needed a fresh coat.They don't sell it any more,the sale guy in the paint dept. talked me into the Behr granit grip and told me how important the prep was when using this product.So after days of scrapping,sanding ,caulking and washing, I was ready to paint.The stuff is very difficult to use,first 3-4 rolls go ok then you have the equivalent of beach sand in tray,so would add more out of can to tray ,stir same thing keep happening,like there isn't enough liquid.Yeah the first coat didn't cover well but can said it wouldn't,looked almost translucent.waited did second coat still looks horrible,
didn't cover white spatter drips from doing walls the white caulk or where I sanded it down.So after spending$80. On 2 cans ,a week in working on it,I'm trying to find a gal of Gidden to cover this mess!
Just saying I'm not happy at all with this Behr product and I usually swear by Behr that's what the interior/ exterior is painted with.
July 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Casey Don't buy!
Working with this stuff right now, you better plan on using twice the amount that is recommended on the back of the can. It would be fine for small areas but way too expensive for anything over 25 square feet per gallon. Used over 5 gallons on my front porch, looks ok but for the $200 I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. First time I've ever written a review on anything online, but definitely stay away from this, the video is very misleading. Used the recommended roller and let each coat sit approx 5 hours.
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ColumbusDIYer I love this stuff!
I am so glad I didn't read the reviews before purchasing, because it's too expensive to throw money at a 3 star product. However, I have used this product on two projects, 4 months apart, and will use it again if the opportunity presents.
Other reviewers have said that this is hard to apply, and I really don't think it is. GG is DIFFERENT to apply, but it's not hard.
1. Wear shoes/boots that you are OK with never wearing in public again. (Plan on picking concrete specks off your shins for a couple of days after.)
2. PROTECT YOUR HOUSE, or whatever your project is attached to. There will be spatter at least 8 inches up. (I skimped on this step the first time, and spent some quality time with skin-melting chemicals on clean-up.)
3. I found that trimming the edges with 2 coats of GG using a 4 inch bristle brush BEFORE painting the surface results in much better uniformity. (Use an old brush, because it's going in the trash after this project is over.)
4. Paint tray? Rookie move; dump it straight from the can.
5. The first coat looks alarming; just ignore it and keep your eye on the prize.
6. Plan on 3 coats if you want perfection.
7. If your project is any larger than 50 square feet, just buy the 5 gallon bucket. (Also, if you're not adding color, have them put it in the paint shaker anyway. This is a super-thick slurry, and a pain to stir well.)
8. Remove your paper/painter's tape with a razor blade, then you'll get a nice, clean edge, without tears, and less chance of bits-n-pieces of tape ruining your masterpiece.
I'm an out of shape, forty-something mom. If I can do it...
July 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shelly Very difficult to apply and so disappointed with the results
I bought the Atlantic topaz color to cover a bathroom tile floor. The tile is a Spanish terra cotta that's very outdated but in excellent shape. I just wanted to update the color and get rid of the "orange" coloring. After speaking with a rep from Behr, he said as long as these precise instructions were followed, I'd have a beautiful "new looking" floor. First I cleaned with a heavy duty cleaner (I used TSP) rinsed it three times and allowed to dry. The following day, I cleaned and etched with a stiff wire bristled brush, then rinsed three times and allowed to dry. Next, I primed the floor with a gripper due to it being in a bathroom (as I was instructed.) finally time to paint, but it was not sticking to the special adhesive roller. The first coat looked hideous, blotchy and very uneven. The second coat didn't look any better. I finally poured it out of the gallon bucket and tried to "evenly distribute it"...again to no avail! So, tomorrow I'm going to buy regular paint, repaint easily and cover with a wet seal lacquer for additional shine. So disappointed with the time and effort I lost on this project.
July 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Paul1967 Worst Paint Ever
I won't bore you with the details-just read the other 1 star reviews.
Stuff does not go on evenly and you'll need double what the instructions recommend. And it will still look like garbage.
I should have heeded the warnings of other reviewers before wasting time and money.
I only wish SOMEONE from BEHR would step up and make this right.
May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Edgy Great Concrete Surface Coating!
The Behr One Gallon Gray Granite Grip Interior/Exterior Concrete Paint provides an alternative way to create a uniquely decorative, and very slip-resistant concrete floor coating. It comes with a multi-speckled finish, which is great. The concrete paint hides many nagging surface imperfections and will also do a great job at filling in smaller cracks. Behr has designed it to be easy to apply, and it can be used for both interior and exterior concrete. It also comes in many pre-mixed colors.
May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pmikejunot Pretty good, but not perfect.
I applied this coating as specified on the can. I also viewed the YouTube video, which makes the application look a lot easier than what it is. I'm a pro, so this project wasn't terribly strenuous, but it was time consuming.
The directions specify that this coating be applied with an adhesive roller. Translated, that means a short, non-absorbive synthetic roller cover. The point of this roller cover is to roll out the coating with no apparent texture from the roller. I found that you don't have to worry about over rolling this material. In fact, the coating needs to be rolled over and over, leaving a thin, smooth coat. The problem with this application is that I needed three coats to cover stains in the old concrete. Although this coating has a lot of granules, the paint part of the coating does not cover well at all, not like regular paint. It's more translucent or opaque, rather than a solid color. Hence, a third coat.
I got the average coverage stated in the product description, about 50 square feet per gallon for two coats. (One gallon covers 100 square feet.) This stuff isn't cheap. Compared to the coverage of a regular gallon of paint, this stuff would cost about $180 per gallon! And considering I applied a third coat for better uniformity, the cost is even higher.
After I completed the job, I was satisfied with the results. My shop floor looks nice, almost too nice to work on. The coating filled in the broom finish texture that my concrete had, and the floor is a lot smoother now. It not only has a nice look but it also has a nice feel.
May 26, 2016