Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 20
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TJ NOT a stain, NOT semi-transparent. Worst product, EVER
We used this on a large concrete patio. Followed all directions. First of all, it is a PAINT, not a stain. There is nothing semi-transparent about it. It sits on top, does not permeate the concrete. And it starts flaking off almost immedately. We had it removed by pressure washer. Cost us over $1500 to stain and seal, and another $1500 to strip it off. What a hassle. Worst product ever from Home Depot. Behr should recall this. Instead, Behr censors the negative reviews on their own website. DO NOT USE BEHR.
May 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jbaustx Prep and Prime
I've been a floor coating contractor for over 40 years. This product will perform as promoted, but you MUST follow all the directions re. prep and priming to avail yourself of the advertised properties. In addition I would recommend a clear coat for maximum splash and spill protections.
I get the best results applying with an HVLP gun, and the results can be FANTASTIC!!!
February 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by windman mediorce as provided
This stain was so thick in the can it applied more like a paint on the surface and did not penetrate into the concrete. This was made worse by the much faster drying time ( around 80F air temp) than indicated on the can. Sprayer nozzle clogged up quickly for the same reason. This also resulted in a coverage of less than 200 sft opposed to the 250 to 400sft. When it was too late i discovered that the application would have been much better and easier if the stain had been diluted with 1 part water to 2 or 3 parts stain. No suggestion towards that anywhere on the can's instructions.
Water cleanup needs to be done almost instantly, since it dried so fast
Not great product, instructions even worse.
price is better than an acid stain, and this product does not require special sprayer that can handle the acid. but acid stain might have provided for a better result
October 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Iscottie Older home needed refreshing
We have an older home with plaster walls. We had put other paint on the walls and could not get an even flawless coat no matter how hard we tried. Over the summer we bought Behr all in one paint with primer included and we were amazed. One coat and we had beautiful color, and flawless even coats. I will never purchase another brand again. Thank you Behr you are amazing.
September 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beto Great finishing
I have this as a semittransparent project and look great , dont forget to have the clear seal to have it protected
September 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack2015 LOVE this concrete stain!
Transformed an ugly basement floor into a beauty! I love the new look! Used one of the reviews (Thanks, BellaBee) as a guide, and prepped first, then rag-rolled colors on. Besides using Loden, Warm Shale, and Chicory, I also used Water Stone and Dark Charcoal. It's important to note there are no specks in the paint as the samples show. Applied the Wet-Look Sealer which makes the floor shine and is impervious to scratching. I've slid heavy furniture around, with no scratch marks!
April 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MLP1974 Favorite room in the house!
We pretty much did everything by Behr instructions and the results are amazing!
When we pulled up our carpet, the floors didn’t have glue on it. It looks like there was once a floor down that was glued, but there was no glue on the floor this time. There, however, was platters and spills of paint and product where they blew the ceiling. The small paint spots came up with the etching, a little bit of scrapping but the large spill did not, even after etching twice. We should have done the paint stripper, but we opted to sand cause it was just one large spot, not the whole floor.
The cleaner and etching was a job! This product goes a long way, really. The only problem we had here on the first two sections we done was us adding to much product to the floors. The more I mopped, the more it seemed to foam up. It took a lot of cleaning before I finally got it all up. Not many will be able to do this, but I ended up getting a squeegee from Home Depot, our shop vac, and the water hose. After the product sit it allotted time, I used the water hose on low stream to clean the etching off the floor. I turned the shop vac on and tilted it in a way to suck up the water without me holding it. I used the squeegee to get it all suck up. After figuring that all out, it went by faster. We let dry the time it said, but I think we could have started bonding sooner.
Next came the Behr bonding primer. We put on with a roller, EASY as painting! No issues here, let dry according to the instructions.
Lastly the stain. First issue we had, not with the stain but the sprayer we got from Home Depot, it was awful. The nozzle didn’t work worth a flip. I think if we had fanned the color on, it would have looked nice, so if you are wanting the swirly look of colors, light and dark, get a good sprayer!! Not the one HD recommends or has over in the stain department. After the sprayer wouldn’t work, we just used a roller, which is fine, made the color more even. In my picture, that is 3 coats of stain.
The floor we did was 20x12, 240SF. We used One bottle of etcher, one can of primer, and one can of stain. Had not been for the sprayer, we got a beautiful floor for under $100 and in only 3 days. I’ve already recommended it to several, and some are going to try it. I’m eager to see how it will weather the traffic, spills, dogs, and all normal everyday activities. I am pleased with the ease of the product and most definitely the outcome. My floor is gorgeous!
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KASSY Great stain for around pool!
We wanted to freshen up our plain gray aggregate on our patio. We used Dessert Flagstone and it made it a nice fresh tan color. Really glad we bought!
April 22, 2015