BEHR Premium

Model # 85001

Internet # 203939950

1-gal. #STC-35 Dark Coal Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain

$25.96 /each



Model # 85001

Internet # 203939950

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 Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Container Size 
1 GA-Gallon 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
Application Method 
Coating Product Category 
Color Family 
Dark Coal 
Dry to touch (min.) 
Paint Product Type 
Exterior Paint/Stain 
Paint/Stain Base Material 
Paint/Stain Key Features 
Primer Required 
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type 
Deck, House & Concrete 
Substrate/Surface Use Type 
Time before recoating (hours) 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Warranty 


Price: $20 - $30
Brand: BEHR Premium
Review Rating: 4 & Up
Color Family: Blacks
Container Size: 1 GA-Gallon
Coverage Area (sq. ft.): 400
Paint/Stain Key Features: Primer Required
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will this stain work on red brick?

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December 15, 2015
Hello Dylonpyle,
These are the materials this can be used on: Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone. The final color may differ being used on red brick apposed to grey concrete.
Try a sample application in a more hidden spot make sure the color is what you are looking for.
Thanks for the inquiry.
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will this stain exterior split face cider block?

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Hi Ted,
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can use BEHR Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain on cider block.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not a stain and does not stick This product is horrible. It is not a stain it is a paint that does not stick. I stained my concrete counters and this was a poor choice to use for the stain. Color is all over the place and does not act or perform like a stain should thus this is a paint. The finish will pull right off if you put tape on the surface and pull the tape, stain will not do this because stain penetrates and paint lies on the surface like this product does. Also the color is not uniform even with continuous stirring its more of a bluish color than grey. I did put a oil based urethane on top which prevents the paint from pulling off. I would not use this again. April 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 This is amazing for basement floors. So beautiful so easy to clean keeps cost down. May 14, 2015
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