Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 51
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jess Tough paint
I didn't do a whole lot of surface prep for a clean are block basement wall. Scraped it with a stiff brush and put on 1 thick layer with with a cheap brush with a few touch ups afterward. Some of the block was very slightly damp from condensation and it was no problem to paint over it. I just put a fan on it and it dried in no time.
It was easy to apply, went on easily but not too drippy either.
After a week or so I tested the adhesion with a wire brush and it took a lot of hard scraping to get through the layer of paint. It cleans up and touches up easily.
There was a very slight ammonia smell but I had no problem painting indoors for hours with this paint. Its great if you can ventilate the area but it does not smell strong.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Contractor Works to waterproof basement walls IF you follow directions
Surface must be clean and dry - any moisture or efflorescence and it won't adhere, no paint will. You also need to solve leak source - paint won't stop a flood.
I used it on a leaky basement laundry room. 1st redirected downspouts and graded soil away from house. Then cleaned interior bsmt walls with UGL etch. Spent 2 weeks with dehumidifier drying out walls to bone dry. Skimmed with Sacrete surface bonding cement and let dry completely (another 2 weeks). Two coats of Behr waterproofer and basement has been dry for a year - had been damp for 20!
Take your time, follow instructions, and this is a great deal. BUT you need to solve your leak source whether drainage/grading or water supply/downspout. Wife wanted it tinted slate blue (over my objections) and must admit she was right, color looks good. Also have used this under foam board insulation when finishing basements.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeTech Good Appearance and Adherence
Applied to unpainted dark gray cinder block walls to brighten appearance of basement After a month, it looks fine. Did not use primer. Brushed on heavy first coat to fill in pores; this was essential to obtaining good coverage in two coats. Applies smoothly, but allow plenty of time--especially for first coat. Paint is very thick and difficult to stir. I bought a gallon at a time, so HD could put paint in shaker shortly before application. Basement is dry, so cannot judge water blocking ability. No bad smell. Good appearance and adherence. HD Memorial week rebate of ten dollars per gallon was a nice added incentive. I'm a happy customer.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddy Excellent paint
The paint covered very well and dried evenly. Applied two coats as recommended and was very impressed with the finish. Thanks to the store clerk who recommended this new product.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy Good Product; Lousy Way to Buy
While the product is excellent, the fact that it is no longer carried in the stores (without any notice) and must be ordered on-line is really not acceptable to me. It was a big hassle to even pick up the order.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 6973 Quality product
This product was easy to apply and covered well. Looks great!
June 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CaMo65 Good Paint.
Need to protect our retaining wall & to make it look nice.
We choose this product by the good reviews given on this site.
Is a thick paint paint so take your time make sure not to leave any small holes un fill.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Portlander Really satisfied, exceeded my expectations
My Portland basement had several moisture intrusion points, no water necessarily, but definitely the cement would get wet. I applied the product during fall and now that is February I haven't seen any moisture problems at all, my basement is still dry and the smell has improved a big deal.
Pretty thick to apply. The most troublesome moisture point shows a yellowish stain, but that happened within hours of application, the cement was permanently moist; after a few months now, the stain hasn't increased.
I would have tinted the color if I would have known that it was bright white, but I was determined to finish the project so I went ahead with white.
February 1, 2015