Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lou Excellent flooring option for patios or decks at a great price
We were looking to redo our concrete patio. My wife wanted to do a small rock and epoxy finish. We looked for pebbles small enough for our use (under 1/8"), but couldn't find them at HD or landscaping suppliers in our area. I got a quote for a company to come in and finish our 13'x23 patio for $3500!
I came across this product at HD and thought we could get a similar look for one tenth the price. So we gave it a try. The first step is preparing the surface, so we rented the concrete prep tool and buffer from HD rental. It took about an hour to prep the surface, then we swept off the patio, then started cutting in. After the cut in was finished I poured the granite grip into a roller pan, using the 1/4" adhesive roller, and started rolling. The first patch went on well, however by end of the pan, most of the sand was on the bottom, and there was not much sand on the patio, only paint on the patio. I refilled the roller pan, and tried again, same issue.
Then I thought, how about if I pour a little out, and spread it out then roll it? I spread it out with a 5 gal paint stir stick, then rolled it. The sand coverage was much better, and it went faster. There was nothing in the literature about how to apply it. They should update the pamphlet with recommended techniques to apply this.
The first coat won't look great, but you can see it taking shape. I put the second coat on using the "dump and spread" method, and the finished product looked amazing. It looked just as good (I think better) than the $3500 option we inquired about. Overall, I recommend the product. It provided a professional finish and adds a great look to our patio. The pamphlet available at HD details what steps to take use the product. As I mentioned before, I wish they would tell you techniques to apply it, instead of just saying use a 1/4" adhesive roller.
I bought 6 gals (a 5 gal and a one gal) as it said 5 gal would cover 250 sq feet. I needed almost 300, so I picked up one extra gal. I end up using 5 gals and have about a gal left over for patching or repairs. Again, this is a great product, and I highly recommend it.
April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PremierServicesAZ Spray only
As an experienced plasterer and sprayer tech, I highly recommend spraying this product for flawless design. 4mm spray tip in hopper gun. I have troweled this as well and it was just as beautiful.
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sciencemama Looks amazing
I had old concrete porch floors that were looking shabby. I saw this product and gave it a try. It looks so good that I can't stop looking at it! It makes the floor look like a brand new high end stone product. I am simply amazed. I did not use a texture sprayer and didn't seem to have any problems applying it. Now I am looking around to see if there is something else I can use this product on.
June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 251 Really liked the finished product
Product is a little bit of a challenge to put down but the finished product was worth it. I covered a 400 sq ft concrete patio that had several foundation repair patches. The patio had been stained with a coca cola stain and the patches were bare concrete. It took 3 coats to get a uniform color, but it was worth it. The finished color, Autumn Mountain , was very close to the sample in the brochure. I used 10 gallons total. The product did fill in the hair line cracks and the rough areas around the patched spots.
Check with me in a year to see how it held up in the Texas heat.
April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jason Granite Grip install
We had around 700 square feet of concrete patio and front door area that we wanted to "clean up". Had several quotes from contractors to do all sorts of techniques but what we wanted was around $3000-$4000. Saw the Granite Grip product at Home Depot and really liked it ($1000 for all the paint and supplies). Followed the directions to a "T" but really didn't like the results. I used the 1/4" roller and it just didn't have the professional install look. So I called Behr and asked them what I could do to fix it as I still had one five gallon bucket left. Behr customer service highly recommended that I spray on the Granite Grip with a texture sprayer. They even offered to cover the cost of the sprayer rental from Home Depot because I was not satisfied with their product. Wow, what a difference it made using the texture sprayer. It really looks great now and we are really happy with it. So spend the extra time and mask off really well as the sprayer makes a mess if you don't cover stuff near where you are using it. The only issue we have is that it would have been nice if the directions on the can and the video Behr put out stated that using the texture sprayer is how to achieve best results. The directions and video only mention that spraying is another way to do it. Trust me, USE THE SPRAYER!!
June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lizzie WOW.....great product
WONDERFULL product....took my cement pool surround from old and tired looking to brand new looking....it is amazing....ummm, ya should know, it does not spread too much...youll need more than you think...and it is pricey for sure, but it will make whatever you coat it with look BRAND new again....it looks beautiful down........very happy......took two full coats and a touch up for any light spots.........
April 16, 2016