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BEHR Premium 1-gal. #CD-826 Canal Blue Concrete Dye

BEHR Premium

1-gal. #CD-826 Canal Blue Concrete Dye

$24.98 /each

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Product Overview

The BEHR Premium Concrete Dye Tint-Base is a unique decorative finish that adds depth and warmth to your home by transforming ordinary concrete into an elegantly beautiful and luxurious floor resembling a natural, marble stone finish. As a transparent finish, this product is not intended to mask imperfections on the substrate. Instead, allow the imperfections and cracks to add character to your decorative finish.

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  • Tintable to 36 custom colors
  • 26 recommended color blends (featured in the BEHR Premium Concrete Dyes Brochure)
  • Create your own color blend
  • Water-based acid free dye
  • Consistent color accuracy
  • Quick dry
  • Must use with a product such as BEHR Premium Concrete and Masonry Cleaner/Etcher to properly prepare the surface area
  • Must use with a product such as BEHR Premium Wet-Look Sealer to protect and enhance the color finish
  • Ideal for patios, porches, pavers, walkways, kitchens, bedrooms and other concrete floors
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Customer Questions & Answers

Will this work on aggregate concrete?

Asked by: Wondering
Hello Wondering, Thanks for your question. Actually, this product adheres by penetrating into the substrate, so it isn't designed to work on non-porous aggregate. It's only for concrete and masonry surfaces. You might want to check with Home Depot for another brand's product that would suited to your coating needs. Well wishes for your project!
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2016-06-21

Spray application? How about a brush or roller?

The product details indicate that this stain should be applied with a spray. Can it be effectively & aesthetically applied with a brush or roller?
Asked by: David
This item can be applied with a brush or roller.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-02-10

Can I use this product on a garage floor and put on a clear epoxy top coat?

I'd like to use the Behr Desert Oasis Concrete Dye kit for coloring my garage floor, but I'd also like to use a heavy duty clear coat protection. Can I use a heavy duty two-part epoxy top coat? I want to make sure both products are compatible with each other.
Asked by: Anonymous
Dear MJ, We would not recommend combining two manufacturers products as they are not formulated or tested in that manner and would likely void the warranty for both companies. In your particular case, it would be best to seal the surface with either our Wet-Look Sealer or Low-Lustre Sealer. Normally, you would not be able to drive on the Concrete Dye. But with the addition of our Sealer, it then protects the finish and gives this ability. One important thought, properly preparing the concrete by etching it before applying the dye is going to be critical for success to your higher density concrete garage floor. The Concrete Dye Kit does include an etcher, but depending upon the square footage of your garage you may need additional product. You can purchase additional etcher from Home Depot under the BEHR Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher product name. Thank you for the inquiry!
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2015-09-17

How long does it take for the base color to dry?

Also the base color is not coming up dark brown. Why not? Thx
Asked by: Anonymous
It took our first coat to dry in about 2 hours. It dried fairly quick. The base color turned out to be darker than on our box. We bought Desert Oasis and it dryed MUCH darker than the color it was supposed to be. Both colors finished out to look like Walnut wood flooring color.
Answered by: Terry
Date published: 2015-09-17
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Customer Reviews

1-gal. #CD-826 Canal Blue Concrete Dye is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would not recommend I would not recommend this product. I followed the directions and steps for prep and application exactly. My concrete patio looked amazing when finished. It was so beautiful. An the places that have stayed in tact are still beautiful. However, this product peels up in little spots here and there leaving white spots on the patio. You have to be very careful not to scrape it with a chair, so I put felt feet on all my patio furniture. But still in random spots it will just peels up for no reason - no traffic, no furniture, nothing to make it peel. The smallest spot is just a spec size but the largest is a couple of inches across. This was a very expensive project since I dyed about 900 square feet of patio. I just hope I can somehow repair the areas that have peeled. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Way Darker than stated I bought the color Desert Oasis to semi match our tile in the kitchen. It came out so much darker than the picture. It almost looks like a walnut wood floor color. We can live with it but It did dye much much darker. No, i didnt over spray the darkest color too much, they only give you a half of a gallon of that and I was very carefull not to mute the pattern. Would I recommend this color, well, yes and no. Yes, Only if you are a free sprit and can loose control over the outcome. We have NOT sealed the floor yet. Cant wait for that shine! Oh, one word of caution... The etcher pattern will show if you do not apply it evenly!!!! I prefer the messed up look, I dont like anything too perferct so It works.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from should have read the reviews before buying this product This does not cover 250 sq.ft. I had to go back to HD and get extra gallon of the 2nd coat, since it was too late for first coat (lighter color). I didnt know difference between dye and stain. I thought this was a stain kit, it is dye. I dont know the longevity. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM is the pump. It is cheap. They should have never included this or charge $10 extra and provided a better one. The pump does not "mist" in any for even flow. It does more like circle raindrops. I had to get the extra gallon to over kill the areas that didnt look right. It gets worse when you add the sealer. The sealer bubbles because it is like water mixed with milk and a little thick. Horrible job by Behr to provide such a bad pump. That is such a critical element. I would have spent $30 on a better one if I new earlier the pump was generic.
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Concrete dye I actuall went to get another product and came across this one. I read the directions fully and bought everything I needed for the project. In my opinion dye looks beautiful, and am happy with the product. Only complaint is product does not cover as much sq as claimed
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Peels up with blue painters tape Used this on the concrete floors in our project. I followed the instructions. The color turned out nice, although it is more red than the picture on the box. After a month I used some blue painters tape on it while I did some caulking, and when I pulled up the tape, the entire finish came with it. It didn't penetrate the concrete at all. Therefore, I cannot recommend this product. They named it Concrete "Dye", not "Stain". That must be the difference between stain and dye-- stain penetrates, and dye is superficial. And they should sell this without the kit. I don't need 3 sprayers, but I might need a little more dye and sealant to expand the project.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from my opinion, not all that....... Do your home work reguarding this product(choose an alternative). This "dye" is applied with a garden sprayer..... the sprayer is not conducive to a fine spray or a thin coat, of which both conditions are required. I met all conditions (cleaning, time, temp etc) and the finish is much darker than advertised, it did make some fantastic pattern effects, none of which was desired.The only unknown at this point is the longevity of the finish. If it lasts I'll live with the "novelty look" for a while.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased I do agree with the first review. This does come out darker than the photo on the box and brochure. But, in our case, it matches beatifully and I really wanted the darker color to match the brick and surrounding landscaping stones. We stained a 31 x 13 covered patio. The box tells you that the kit covers up to 250 sf. We had 400 sf and I didn't want to buy another kit, so we decided to make it stretch. We did not have enough of the etcher, but we diluted with more water and everything seems to have worked just fine. The one gallon of base coat was just barely enough for our space. There was plenty of accent color, even though it is only a half gallon. And there was plenty of glossy sealer. I would absolutely buy this product again and may just do the driveway in another couple of weekends. Be prepared to make another trip to the hardward store. You don't find out everything you need until you watch the video. A couple of large pieces of cardboard will save you from masking too much.
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Product While we are thrilled with the end result, the process was a bit more difficult than it had to be. We pulled up about 200 sq ft. of laminate flooring in our kitchen for the kit. The chemical etcher did not cover the entire area and left very well defined streaks where it was poured. We bought more from HD and completed the entire floor on the second application (side note - a team of two, alternating 5 gallon buckets of water to rinse out the mop makes the process soooo much faster). The base coat, accent color, and sealant went great. As and FYI, the dye applied much darker than expected. While the end color is nice, we bought the desert oasis color on purpose. Also, the supplied sprayer did not work well (very direct spray - did not disperse the liquid at all). So we bought a basic 1 gallon pump sprayer from HD for $10. We were hesitant about the wet look sealer based on other reviews, however it preformed very well. I believe our thorough surface prep work (clean and etch) allowed the wet look sealer to properly adhere to the concrete.
Date published: 2014-02-28
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