Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 91
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 Rafa Not a durable surface
This product is too soft to use on a floor. It scratches easily and chips off even when coated with its counterpart floor finish, Behr low luster sealer. The floor was scrubbed with TSP, rinsed three times and allowed to dry for a week before application. All directions were followed regarding dry times and use. We are now faced with sanding off the "stain" and re coating with a different product.
August 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sgeld Semi transparent means semi opaque
I was deciding betwwen paint and the concrete stain. This is not a typical concrete stain because it has white base in it like paint. I had an imperfect patio due to some carpet glue that was hard to remove. So i wanted something that would hide the imperfections. The concrete stain covered the imperfections well ( see pic). I also like that it is water based. For a true concrete stain you have to use acid stain and this is quite the process. The application directions for the behr stain could be better. I used the $20 sprayer from home depot which was no better than a spray bottle. It did not make a fine spray with either attachment. It sprayed more on the edges, creating 2 lines. You have to go over it with a roller or sponge. However you can see the roller lines. Next time i would save $20 and get a big sponge instead of sprayer. Make the first coat light and go over again with second coat. Other negative...the color swatch was completely off. The lady at home depot had to keep adding red to make the color match the swatch. We tested it in the store on a grey brick. Is this a new product for Behr? I think the machine for colors is programmed wrong as i see other people have complained about the same thing. I would call the final finish satin. I will likely get the shiny topcoat product to put over it. I did use the primer which is clear .
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DocTom Outstanding Product
We recently added a good number of sandstone colored landscaping blocks for a walkway in our backyard. We had an existing concrete entryway to the back door of the garage and some grey cement blocks in place. We went to the N. Spokane Home Depot paint department who recommended this stain. The associate mixed the proper color and I applied as directed. The results are nothing short of outstanding. The first coat did the job, however "just to be sure" I applied a second coat 3 days afterwards. This is a quality product that upholds my expectations of Behr. I highly recommend this stain for exacting coverage on concrete.
September 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mad Terrible product, worse ever
I have used many behr products with excellent results. The use of this product however, resulted in 4 wasted labor days and 150$. The product was applied according to manufactures recommendations on 60 day old concrete, using recommended bonding agent, primer and sealer at the recommended temperature. After the first rain it failed completely and pealed. What a waste of time and money. To make things worse, I now have to strip the pad. Stay away from it.
December 30, 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 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 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