Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 91
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jmcd So far, so good
I'm very curious to see how this product performs over time. So far, about 4 months after I put it on and two months of pool use, it hasn't budged. I used it on very rough pink concrete coping around my pool that sucked water like a sponge and it went on really nicely.
I felt like it was hard to get detailed information about the stain before I put it on myself, so I wrote a detailed review with lots of pictures on my blog (restorationhardwork dot blogspot dot com, post titled Phase 2 of Pool Updates published 4/29/15...no links allowed so you'll have to track it down). Hopefully it helps out other people thinking about using this stain.
I wouldn't ever use this on anything that wasn't rough or weathered, but it worked perfectly for my need. But like I said, pretty curious to see how it performs against chlorine, sunshine and some foot traffic. I'm hoping it does well because of its texture when it dried (flat, rough, no substantial change to the pre-finishing texture) but time will tell.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emily Worked great on brick!
We have brick floors in our basement bedrooms. They have gotten worn over the years and needed a clean up. We initially tried powerwashing, but that left lines on the brick. I bought this stain and put on a thin coat with a roller (after edging the room with a paintbrush). The results were fantastic! It soaked into the brick and left a matte finish (before and after picture is glossy as the stain had not yet dried). The brick floor looks brand new! I will be applying the low-lustre sealant tonight.
July 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Clay Poor durability
I applied Behr's semi-transparent stain to a new patio (cured over 60 days) I had poured 12 yrs ago. I followed all the prep as recommended by Behr. I can't imagine a better/cleaner surface to apply this product to. Again, I followed everything Behr recommended for prep and maintenance as I wanted this to last. Well it didn't last one year. Every year I have to touch it up and put a new sealer/clear top coat on it as the chipping/peeling is terrible. It's like Behr designed this product so you'll constantly have to buy more stain and sealer... Absolutly hate this product.
June 9, 2016
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 skachicfl Great Product! Not an acid stain.
This is a great product if your concrete floors are not smooth enough for a true acid stain. I used this color along with blue bolder to create a good looking floor. We had to prep the floor after pulling up the carpet and all the glue spots were still there with the Home Depot Floor Maintainer and concrete prep tool (watch video prior to using).
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MomManCave Great Results!
We followed another reviewers directions (BellaBee from 2013) and had a fantastic result! We tore the carpet up in our basement and rented a diamond blade sander to get all the adhesive off and then followed the same steps as BellaBee. It is KEY to do the proper steps for floor prep for this to turn out! After degreasin/cleaning then the etching/cleaning process I used a cotton tshirt to blot the first stain on which was Loden semi transparent. It dried quickly. Next color was Warm Shale. I grabbed another clean cotton cloth and patted it on at randaom. The last color was Chickory and I used it sparingly. We are thrilled with the floor. I ended up highlighting the cracks in our floor for interest. I let the stain in for 30 seconds and then dried brushed it. Fantastic! I also covered in two coats of Low Luster shine. We have received so many compliments on the high end look.
May 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JBtexas Worst decison ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this product with out reading into reviews and such, as I SOOOO wish I had... I chose my color of "stain" which was supposed to be a medium looking "tan". I get it home and open the can and I am looking at a "golden rod" yellow. I think, well, maybe it will go on different..... NOPE.... BIG....BIG MISTAKE.... I now have what looks like used School Bus paint all over my back patio... and Stain.... This is NOT and I repeat NOT STAIN... this is a PAINT....PAINT... PAINT.... I am beyond livid over this.... I can not even put down the accent color I was going to use for the edges of the patio because the PAIINT is thick... it will not take.... So, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your research and do not be fooled....
August 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ron This is the worst product. It is NOT a stain.
This is the worst product. It is NOT a stain. It is like a paint that peals up very easily. Covers nice but does not stain at all. When it peals up, even with just your fingernail, it leaves the concrete looking exactly as it did before it was applied. I want Home Depot to pay for the labor to remove this now. Terrible terrible product.
May 11, 2016