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BEHR Premium 1 gal. #CD-835 Carob Concrete Dye

BEHR Premium

1 gal. #CD-835 Carob Concrete Dye

$2498 /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
  • For the best results, be sure to properly prepare the surface using the required preparation products as listed in the label instructions
  • 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 a Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI and VT

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Container Size
1 GA-Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)


Application Method
Paint Sprayer
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Browns / Tans
Dry to touch (min.)
Paint/Stain Base Material
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Sealer,UV/Fade Resistant
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Deck, House & Concrete
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Time before recoating (hours)
Tinted / Base

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Not satisfied with the results of the Behr Concrete dye kit in (Tuscan Stone) How to Fix??

We followed the instructions in full. Took two weeks to properly clean prep & etch our indoor concrete. Our concret was in great condition but had to use a ton of time to clean & prep.Due to tons of paint and plaster on outer edges by the walls. Application of the base coat went well. After first coat dried completley we noticed that the result was very spotted. After it dried completley we added a second coat of the base and it looked much better but still had spots. After that dried we perceded to the accent color.We were a little cncerned when pouring into the sprayer because the color looked more black then walnut. We figured since it was transparent it would dry lighter....No such luck : ( Its verry dark & not complimenting the base coat at all! Its very spotty and in some places looks like car oil stains. This was done in my living room and hallway. Any suggestion how to fix? My husband thought maybe if we go over it with sand stone color with a sponge that it may lighten the really dark areas.
Asked by: Anonymous
Dear Tamster, Thank you for using our Behr Premium Decorative Concrete Dye. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Before we recommend a solution, we us provide our assessment and why the finish result in that manner. Interior concrete is commonly more dense and smooth finished. Unlike exterior concrete that is more porous and broom finished. Interior concrete is often sealed to help protect against moisture, treated with adhesives/glues for carpeting and sometimes coatings from the initial build of the home. All these factors make interior concrete a little more challenging for Decorative Concrete Dye to penetrate into the surface, which is essential for the right finish. The "spotted" areas you are referring to are pockets of concrete that is less porous or slightly sealed underneath. It is spotted because the Concrete Dye pooled in those areas. Your husband's suggestion to add a lighter toned color over the dark spotted areas may only darken those areas more. We will provide you a few options to help remedy your situation. Option 1 (Strip Spotted Areas) If you would like to strip out the dark spotted areas, you can use the Behr Premium Paint Stripper. Just apply a small amount of Paint Stripper on to the dark spotted areas. When the Paint Stripper coating wrinkles, carefully scrape off. Some areas my require more than one treatment. Please caution this option may affect the surrounding light toned concrete dyed areas as well. Also you may left scrape marks on the surface. Option 2 (Coat over with Solid Color Concrete Stain) If you would like to coat over the entire area and achieve even solid color look, use the Behr Premium Solid Color Concrete Stain. First lightly scuff sand the surface to provide a light medium grit texture. Then apply the Solid Color Concrete Stain to the entire area. Please caution this option will completely cover the Concrete Dye and will result to an even opaque finish. Option 3 (Light etch) If you have not sealed the surface, one option you can consider is to light etch the surface to remove the Concrete Dye. Dilute the Behr Premium NO. 991 Cleaner & Etcher ( 5 parts water to 1 part Cleaner & Etcher) and lightly apply on the dark spotted areas. Quickly rinse the Cleaner & Etcher off the treated area. This treatment will light etch and remove some of the Concrete Dye. Next lightly sponge on the Concrete Dye to the treated areas. Please wear acid resistant gloves, boots, goggles and have good ventilation when handling the Cleaner & Etcher. Please note if the surface is sealed with the Behr Premium Wet-Look Sealer, the Cleaner & Etcher not affect sealed areas. If you want to protect and not discolor certain areas, seal those areas first before treating the adjacent areas with the Cleaner & Etcher.
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2016-02-18

Will rain affect this product if it is covered during rain until completely dry? We got a coat on the concrete and the rain began so we covered it

Asked by: Kelly
Yes, rain will affect this product.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2017-06-30

Last question. Are steps considered vertical surfaces for the dye? I'd like to do the two steps ...

Last question. Are steps considered vertical surfaces for the dye? I'd like to do the two steps and landing up to the house.
Asked by: Mark87043
I think the step faces would be considered vertical. I did the lip that surrounds my pool and it adhered fine. The key is to prep it correctly so the stain soaks in and doesn't just run off.
Answered by: Lilypu
Date published: 2017-04-01

At what air temperature can you apply stain?

Asked by: JWW
Hi JWW, Thanks for writing in! It's recommended to apply the Concrete Dye when air and surface temperatures are between 50 and 90 degrees fahrenheit. Good luck on your project! Best, Jeanette P.
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2016-11-21
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. #CD-835 Carob Concrete Dye is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used the Cajun rose color on my pool deck. I did not seal it as I did not want a shiny or slipp... I used the Cajun rose color on my pool deck. I did not seal it as I did not want a shiny or slippery surface. The directions specifically say not to use it on a pool deck, so I tested a spot with full strength chlorine and it didn't affect it one bit. I applied it with a pump sprayer and am now adding it to the adjoining driveway. As an outdoor product I would highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this dye to fix an acid stain job that went really bad. the acid turned the concrete more ... I used this dye to fix an acid stain job that went really bad. the acid turned the concrete more black than anything with splotches of color here and there, . I used this concrete dye and it turned a disaster into a very nice looking floor
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Run from this Dye I followed all the directions and spent days preparing the surface and purchased all my supplies from HD. Very disappointed in the Behr Concrete Dye. I'm returning the remainder of my supplies and taking a loss. The product does not even penetrate the concrete so just walking on it with rubber shoes is enough force to pull up small specks of coloring which leaves white dots in my Dark Harbor Dyed surface. I scrubbed and etched for hours - wasted time and money. it's time for this product to be removed from HD shelves. I'm not sure how to fix this mess; I should have listened to other reviews of this product. Run away from this dye.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT! What a nightmare! We used this product to dye the floors in our new co... DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT! What a nightmare! We used this product to dye the floors in our new construction home. It was a new slab so we were told that we could put the product directly on the clean floor without stripping the concrete. We followed directions on the brochure (and followed advice given by Home Depot employee). The floors were sealed using the recommended wet look sealer. Within days the color has started flaking off. The dye does not penetrate the surface. It simply sits on top of the concrete waiting to flake/scratch/chip off. I bought and applied some super duper industrial flooring wax and am praying that that will keep it from getting much worse.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THIS IS PAINT - NOT DYE This product is not a dye. It is a paint. It adheres to the concrete, but does not penetrate it. We followed the exact instructions for use of this product. The finished result was beautiful and we were very pleased. However, the first time a work boot shuffled across the floor, a blister formed. When we rubbed the blister, the dye (paint) peeled right off in a large section. We scraped another section intentionally to see if the entire floor would do this, and of course it did. Behr was contacted and agreed that the product should not be peeling and that it sounded like we had followed the instructions but still suggested user error. They offered to send us more product to repair the now bare spots. We will be peeling the rest of the product off the floor (shouldn't be too hard) and starting over with something else. I'm very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I got the idea off of Pinterest to dye my driveway. At first the contrast was overwhelming. Now I'm on my 8-10 can. Still have 3 to go. Looks best on old concrete. It has cost me a few hundred to do. But professional would be a few thousand. Need to seal and will be done. My driveway does look like the driveway on Pinterest. (Don't understand last review about pealing? This is not a paint. I have not seen an pealing. Could be scraped. But all surfaces can be scraped)
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prep, prep and re prep concrete I did alot of research prior to my projectand bet 95% of those with bad reviews didn't properly prep floors before applying. It is time consuming but if yourconcrete is not ready to accept adye or stain results will suffer After powerwashing ,scrubbing, acid washing the floor was finally pourous enough for the dye. This part was easy but make sure your floor is completely dry! I used a 3/8 roller applied thin coat and was very concerned as very little color showed , 2 hours later coat 2, and next am final coat . Waited 24 hours and sealed with solvent. Based sealer. It looks amazing . If you prep right and remove all previous stain, sealer etc. The dye part is simple
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pictures on the can look great. Pictures on my awesome concrete next to my awesome pool - NOT L... Pictures on the can look great. Pictures on my awesome concrete next to my awesome pool - NOT LIKE THE PICTURES. Very frustrating. Highly recommend against this product even though I followed the exact procedures.
Date published: 2017-06-29
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