Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 16
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 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 Nikkit This is amazing for basement floors. So beautiful so easy to clean keeps cost down.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by curl A Wonderful Surprise!!!
Was a bit nervous during the application but it turned out to be a great rustic colour for my yard, very warm and inviting; it really uplifted the space- just what I was looking for. Easy to apply, however because of the roughness of the concrete, we settled upon two coats and it looks beautiful. It didn't spread as much as we'd hope so there's a part of the deck left undone but that's ok we have every intention of purchasing more of this wonderful stain (suggested coverage per sq ft was not quite accurate for us but I guess it all depends on the finishing of your concrete- ours was not screeded and so the rough concrete took more stain for complete coverage.) Overall very satisfied - its a great product, I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry63 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!
April 22, 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cherylintexas Storm Shelter Makeover
We recently bought a house in the country which already had a storm shelter right off the patio in the back yard. It was just a big hunk of concrete and not cost effective to move. Being surrounded by pastures, we still wanted to keep it, so decided to make it a focal point. You never know when you might need to jump down into one of those! We will add perennials and herbs around it as well and make a rock garden go across the top and into the yard. I'm sure this will be long term project but at least it has a good start with color on the concrete.
I used the BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain in different colors and brushed onto the concrete making a random pattern. This way, it softened the appearance of the shelter and I figured, why not add a tornado to the door too! The stain went on easily with a brush and clean up was simple. The door was metal so it took a few more coats to get the finish to show through.
It was nice to be able to use a concrete stain in an artistic way and I liked the earthy colors. Very nice. Thank you Behr!
December 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Snowman Won't work on a driveway
I used this on the edges of my 6 month old driveway and 3 diamond shapes I have in the middle. I put this on 4 years ago and have had to redo it every year. It just does not stay on the concrete. Even on the edges where it doesn't get any type of traffic on it. I thought with it being a stain it would soak in and be permanent but this is not the case. This is not a good product for outdoor concrete. I would not use it again.
June 3, 2014