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BEHR Premium 1 gal. #STC-13 Saltillo Tile Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain

BEHR Premium

1 gal. #STC-13 Saltillo Tile Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain

$2498 /each
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Product Overview

The BEHR Premium Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is an interior/exterior stain for vertical/horizontal surfaces that will protect and add color while allowing the natural concrete and texture to show. This 100% Siliconized Acrylic formula was created with high-performance, acrylic resins, that form a strong long-lasting, semi-transparent film on properly prepared surfaces. Ideal for use on uncoated and unsealed patios, pavers, driveways, walkways, garage floors, pool decks and other concrete floors.

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  • Ideal for interior and exterior, horizontal and vertical surfaces
  • Resists scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling
  • Resists household chemicals and hot tire pick-up
  • Siliconized 100% Acrylic
  • Available in custom colors (available in store only)
  • 250 - 400 sq. ft. of coverage per gal.
  • Durable flat finish
  • Easy clean-up with soap and water
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • 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
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Coating Product Category
Color Family
Browns / Tans
Saltillo Tile
Dry to touch (min.)
Paint/Stain Base Material
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Key Features
Chemical Resistant,Prevents hot tire pickup
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

Is this for satillo tile

Asked by: Sylvia
Hi, Sylvia! Our Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain can be applied on Saltillo Tile. Just be sure to follow all of the instruction on the label and prepare the surface properly. Best of luck - Vince
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2017-05-23

do i have to strip my saltillo before applying?

I have some saltillo tile that just needs to be darkened so that the ground in dirt can be blended with the tile. Can I apply this to my tile after cleaning-but-not-stripping the tile? Thanks.
Asked by: BethM
Hello and thank you for your question. "Saltillo Tile" actually refers to the color of the stain, not the surface on which it should be applied. We recommend using BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain only on interior and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces. We suggest contacting your local The Home Depot for alternatives, and wish you the best of luck on your project.
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2015-12-16

this product can be used in quarry tiles ?

Asked by: carlos
Hello and thank you for your question. The BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is intended for use on uncoated, unsealed concrete and is not recommended for quarry tiles. In addition, the semi-transparent finish is not ideal for use over a dark surface as the colors will not show properly. Please contact your local The Home Depot to find recommendations on alternative products, and best of luck on your project.
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2015-09-20

Why does it say under "Specifications" that "Primer Required - Yes"? Why does it need a primer?

Asked by: Terr
Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your interest in our Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. A primer will help increase adhesion of topcoat to the surface. Please follow all label instructions to ensure proper surface preparation and application. Good luck with your project!
Answered by: Behr
Date published: 2016-04-18
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. #STC-13 Saltillo Tile Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stain For Driveway I originally applied this stain on my driveway (2 coats) and walkway 2 years ago after acid washing and pressure washing. It went on very easily and lasted well except for a couple of spots on some new concrete that pealed off because of RV tires. I recently put on two more coats and it came out fantastic. I changed the lines in the driveway and walkway to a darker shade which looked much better than the lighted stain before. I used the English Brick on the large areas and the Natural Henna on the lines. I have pictures on the Behr - home depot website review.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Semi=Transparent Patio Stain After much research, I chose to stain my patio with the BEHR concrete stain instead of painting. Since the concrete patio was already porous, I washed and rinsed the patio and let it dry thoroughly. I wanted my patio to have the appearance of large rocks instead of just the somewhat plain look of a concrete floor. I drew off patterns for the rocks using a charcoal color paint and a small fan brush used for painting landscapes. Once that was dry, I applied the BEHR primer. The primer was allowed to dry about 3 hours. I then applied two coats of the BEHR stain and allowed that to dry thoroughly (overnight). The next morning I applied the sealer, still using a roller to apply the sealer, and the patio is absolutely beautiful. I didn't move my furniture back on the patio for four days. I have had so many wonderful comments on my patio that it is unbelievable and it was not much work at all. I did change rollers at intervals throughout the process. The patio is absolutely gorgeous! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2014-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is AWESOME! Just finished our basement floor with the Behr Semi-Transparent stain and are amazed with the results! This is the first time we tried a concrete project like this and we were hesitant to do it ourselves. After reading reviews online and researching the products available, we decided to give the Behr product line a try. 1. First we used the Cleaner/Degreaser, which worked easy and did a nice job. 2, Next was the Cleaner/Etching process which was our least favorite part of the job. We had to etch twice to get the concrete porous enough to let the stain soak in. It is critical to continue to rinse floor with clean water. A shop vac was most important to remove the etching and water used to rinse the floor. The floor dried for several days. 3. We then water tested to make sure our concrete was dry and ready for stain by taping a 4'x4' sheet of plastic to the floor for 24 hours to see if water droplets appeared under it. We had no moisture, so we were ready to move forward. We did not use the Bonding Primer because we did not want to achieve a uniform look, but rather a random/aged look to the floor, just like a true acid stain would do. 4. Next came our favorite part, the staining process! We used three colors and applied with rags to achieve a Tuscan-aged look. We saw techniques for this online and it was really simple - like rag rolling the stain on. We loved all the imperfections in our floor and even created more by adding veining, faux cracks, and random droplets of stain. First we applied Loden (Brown) to the entire floor with a rag, next we rag rolled over it with Warm Shale (Yellow/Orange) , then we applied Chickory (Red) randomly with the rag - this color is really red so we had to be careful not to apply too much. Lastly we applied random droplets of Loden. 5. After 12 hours, we applied two topcoats of the low luster product. It went on milky but dried clear and smooth within 4 hours after each coat. The floor is beautiful and looks like a very expensive acid stained finish done by a professional. It cost us $1 a square foot to achieve this amazing look by doing the labor ourselves and purchasing the Behr product line from Home Depot. It will last a very long time, I even "tested" an area to see if I could remove the stain with a razor blade. I was very pleased to see that the stain did not budge; it was soaked into and a permanent part of our concrete! The Behr Hotline was very helpful with giving advice. I did need to call a few time to ask about the etching and whether to use the Bonding Primer; the folks were very helpful!
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended I used the Behr semi-transparent concrete stain trying to achieve the Desert Flagstone look. Even after buying and using the Behr Cleaner Etcher,Behr Bonding Primer and the recommended Flo Master Wood & Masonry Sprayer the finish looks like a poorly painted floor. I would not recommend anyone try to get a "stone look finish" using this product. I'm not sure what I can do with the floor now but I will not ask at Home Depot again.
Date published: 2012-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for lanai! This stuff is great for re-staining your lanai. The hot Florida sun does a number on exposed surfaces and this product holds up well. This is the 2nd time we have used this and we're happy with it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2015-04-22
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