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1-gal. Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain

$25.96 /each

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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 andtexture 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size 
1 GA-Gallon 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
250 

Details

Application Method 
Brush,Roller,Spray 
Coating Product Category 
Stain 
Color Family 
Multi 
Color/Finish 
Tintable 
Dry to touch (min.) 
60 
Interior/Exterior 
Interior,Exterior 
Paint/Stain Base Material 
Water 
Paint/Stain Clean Up 
Soap & Water 
Paint/Stain Key Features 
Tintable,Primer Required 
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type 
Deck, House & Concrete 
Returnable 
Non-Returnable 
Substrate/Surface Use Type 
Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone 
Time before recoating (hours) 
4.0 
Transparency 
Semi-Transparent 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Warranty 

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Is your Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain suitable for stucco wall?

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May 6, 2013
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September 25, 2013
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Don't walk, RUN away from this product all together, it's an absolute disaster.
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September 18, 2013
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I don't think this product is picky about what it stains. The consensus seems to be that the more porous the surface, the better it adheres. Depending on the look you are attempting to achieve, it seems like it would work very well.
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May 7, 2013
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Hi jc,
Thank you in your interest in Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. This product is designed for use on uncoated and unsealed interior or exterior patios, pavers, driveways, walkways, garage floors, pool decks and other horizontal concrete surfaces. However, this product is not for use on vertical surfaces. For your project please consider other Behr paints designed for vertical surfaces Read More
Hi jc,
Thank you in your interest in Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. This product is designed for use on uncoated and unsealed interior or exterior patios, pavers, driveways, walkways, garage floors, pool decks and other horizontal concrete surfaces. However, this product is not for use on vertical surfaces. For your project please consider other Behr paints designed for vertical surfaces such as, Behr Masonry, Stucco & Brick paint. Read Less
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May 7, 2013
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Hello JC!
Semi-transparent Concrete Stain is a penetrating sealer, designed to absorb into the surface of concrete and carry the color.
However, it is not your best solution for stucco.
Instead, try Behr Masonry and Stucco paint.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-5-Gal-White-Flat-Latex-Masonry-Stucco-and-Brick-Paint-27005/100133275
This product is self-priming and comes in either flat or satin.
It is Read More
Hello JC!
Semi-transparent Concrete Stain is a penetrating sealer, designed to absorb into the surface of concrete and carry the color.
However, it is not your best solution for stucco.
Instead, try Behr Masonry and Stucco paint.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/BEHR-5-Gal-White-Flat-Latex-Masonry-Stucco-and-Brick-Paint-27005/100133275
This product is self-priming and comes in either flat or satin.
It is modestly priced and can be made in most colors.
Most importantly, it is specifically designed to coat and protect stucco surfaces. Read Less
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If I used buffer, and sanding disk 60 grit, would I still have to use etcher?

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brookhaven, ms.
August 22, 2013
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brookhaven, ms.
September 2, 2013
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I answered it for myself. I was planning to sand it because it wasn't painted solid. It just had spots of paint, polyurethane, pvc glue, etc. Paint stripper only works on latex paint, and not too good on that. Didn't want to spend the money to spray it solid (at 30.00 gal.) and still have to scrape and scrub. But after i got it sanded and all paint off, and cleaned it with degreaser, I got a gallon of Read More
I answered it for myself. I was planning to sand it because it wasn't painted solid. It just had spots of paint, polyurethane, pvc glue, etc. Paint stripper only works on latex paint, and not too good on that. Didn't want to spend the money to spray it solid (at 30.00 gal.) and still have to scrape and scrub. But after i got it sanded and all paint off, and cleaned it with degreaser, I got a gallon of etcher to try. Did a closet, and the surface was totally different. To get that porosity, you have to use the etcher. The paint I couldn't get, in cracks and some primer soaked into the pores, was loosened and came up when I brushed it. I don't see how people can rinse it off with water, mop, and wet vac. I have a professional 25hp steam extractor, and it was a job to get it to where the water was clear, still don't know if it's all gone. I'm going to try to mop it with vinegar water to neutralize the acid, and let it dry before putting the bonding primer on. It looks like a fresh poured slab though, 1200 sq. ft. Thanks. Read Less
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August 26, 2013
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Hi Mike,
Thank you for your interest in our Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. Our Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is formulated for use on uncoated/unsealed, properly prepared concrete floors. For proper penetration and adhesion, concrete surfaces must be etched before application of the stain. Etching allows the stain to bite into the surface of the concrete. A buffer will work as long as Read More
Hi Mike,
Thank you for your interest in our Behr Premium Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. Our Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is formulated for use on uncoated/unsealed, properly prepared concrete floors. For proper penetration and adhesion, concrete surfaces must be etched before application of the stain. Etching allows the stain to bite into the surface of the concrete. A buffer will work as long as you can achieve the proper surface profile. The surface should feel like 100 grit sandpaper after you are done.
Using a buffer will not remove all grease and oil stains from the surface. Remove dirt, oil and grease stains with BEHR NO. 990 CONCRETE CLEANER & DEGREASER. Make sure to completely rinse the surface of all dust and residue. Failure to completely rinse will result in adhesion issues. To increase adhesion of the Concrete Stain to the surface, apply BEHR NO. 880 CONCRETE BONDING PRIMER before applying the Concrete Stain.
Thank you for your inquiry. Read Less
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August 23, 2013
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Hi Mike,
Wish I could give you an honest answer but I really don't know. Might be worth a try. See my results below.
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I have attempted to pressure wash old paint off my patio and have about 95% of the old paint removed.

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PooldeckSD
San Diego, CA
August 19, 2013
The patio had a couple of layers of red and green paint on it. Most of the surface is back down to the concrete, but there are still spots where the paint has not be 100% removed. Most are small drops, some are larger. Is the Decorative Concrete Dye kit appropriate for this surface? I was hoping to use the Desert Oasis NO. 862. Thanks!
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Wish I had read the Behr answer before doing my covered patio floor. We've spent hundreds of dollars and time sanding and staining and sealing. Left town, got heavy rain that pooled and the floor is ruined -- bubbles, chips, and color stains. We're now starting over again. Think of this product like a paint product -- not a stain product.
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August 20, 2013
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Hi PooldeckSD
Thank you for your interest in Behr Premium Decorative Concrete Dye. This product is designed to enhance the natural characteristics of your concrete and masonry substrate. As a transparent dye, you will see the concrete texture and any paint left over that is on the substrate. It will not completely cover any old paint that is visible. For a more solid look, try Behr Premium Solid Color Read More
Hi PooldeckSD
Thank you for your interest in Behr Premium Decorative Concrete Dye. This product is designed to enhance the natural characteristics of your concrete and masonry substrate. As a transparent dye, you will see the concrete texture and any paint left over that is on the substrate. It will not completely cover any old paint that is visible. For a more solid look, try Behr Premium Solid Color Concrete Stain. This will completely cover any left over remnants of the old paint. Follow all instructions regarding preparation and you'll have a great looking durable finish. Read Less
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Sorry but i really don't think so. I sprayed a rough concrete deck that had never been either painted or sealed and got great results. I wanted a stone somewhat pebbled look and it came out great. However if the surface you want to treat has been previously painted or sealed, even if you pressure wash it, I don't think you will get the results you desire. I don't think stain works over previously painted Read More
Sorry but i really don't think so. I sprayed a rough concrete deck that had never been either painted or sealed and got great results. I wanted a stone somewhat pebbled look and it came out great. However if the surface you want to treat has been previously painted or sealed, even if you pressure wash it, I don't think you will get the results you desire. I don't think stain works over previously painted surfaces regardless of what the ads may say nor do I believe stain works well on smooth concrete surfaces. On brushed concrete that has never been treated it works great. Maybe if you acid treated before applying but thats a lot of work with a risk that you still won't be happy with results. Read Less
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I have a sealed concrete patio, do I need to remore the sealer before I stain the concrete

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May 21, 2012
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Behr would say you do, but I have been able to freshen up old applications with a second coat without any problems.
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Sealer must be 100% gone or you will not be a happy camper when finished. Might need to consider concrete paint - - but same issue applies.
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Dear Mitch,
Thanks for your inquiry on our Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. This product is meant to be applied to uncoated concrete, so you will need to strip the previous sealer with a product such as the BEHR Concrete & Masonry Paint Stripper NO. 992. Once the surface has been stripped and properly etched with a product such as the BEHR Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher NO. 991, then you are ready Read More
Dear Mitch,
Thanks for your inquiry on our Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. This product is meant to be applied to uncoated concrete, so you will need to strip the previous sealer with a product such as the BEHR Concrete & Masonry Paint Stripper NO. 992. Once the surface has been stripped and properly etched with a product such as the BEHR Concrete & Masonry Cleaner & Etcher NO. 991, then you are ready to apply the Stain. Read Less
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Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 58 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Would give it zero stars, DO NOT BUY Terrible product. We stained our concrete patio with this product as an alternative to stamped concrete. Got lots of compliments on it initially but it started to flake off that same year. It is so bad that just rinsing the patio with a garden hose would make it peel in places. After two years of looking at this hideous mess I rented a pressure washer which took most but not all of the stain off. Now I'm left with a patchy mess. The only way to save the patio is to have professional resurface the entire thing. Would never buy another Behr product again. For those that seem to think this is a good product..please follow up in a few months. July 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Do not use this product I applied this product after following the instructions to prepare the concrete explicitly. I used the Behr etching product before the stain and the Behr wet look sealer afterwards. Now after 5 months it is pealing and flaking. I regret not taking the other reviewers advice. I honestly assumed they got a bad result because their application was sloppy. But I can tell you from personal experience, even if you do everything 100% perfectly, it will still fail on you in about 6 months. April 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Horrible product! Behr should issue refund for it. This product is a waste of $400! Between the so called stain and the wet look sealer and accessories, we basically threw our money away. We did a newly poured patio which cured more than the appropriate length of time and, at first it looked beautiful. Then it rained about week after it had been sealed. As it was raining it bubbled up in places. Then as it dried the "stain" peeled right off where it had bubbled. Now, four months later, I have large white splotches of bare concrete. I would never ever recommend this product to anyone! A rating of zero stars would be given if I could! March 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by I hate this product Yes I skimped on value, instead of buying acid stain, I went with the Behr Semi-Transparent Stain. I stained all the floors in my house with it; I love the color, but almost immediately it started peeling. Now after living on the floor for three months it looks pitiful. Yes, I followed all instructions and yet it didn't matter. I have over 25yrs experience in painting and construction and in those years I have used products that didn't live up to what it said it would do and this is one of them. I will never use this again for my personal use or for any customer. I will also steer anyone I see away from this product. April 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible results. Not as described This product is not semi transparent. Like others who wrote a review about this product, it looks like watered down paint. The brochures are very misleading. Even the sales associates were recommending the product but it looks nothing like it's supposed to. Now it's time to redo the garage and go with epoxy. Do not waste your time, energy and your money on this product. It does not deliver. January 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by As Good as Surface is Receptive I was concerned about all the negative reviews for ALL brands of concrete stain. I have a brushed (rough surface) covered exterior patio that I stained with the Behr product last week. Sprayed it on with the recommended sprayer available for $20 at Home Depot along with the stain. Results appear excellent. If you have a very smooth concrete surface I doubt you will have results as satisfactory. July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Better than acid stain. This is a great product. If you are creative you can make your concrete look like natural stone. You have to take multiple colors, starting with a lighter color as a base then add darker colors with a sponge. You can make veins and ridges that look like natural stone. finish with a tooth brush and sprinkle black stain at the last by putting some black on the tooth brush then flick on to make tiny black spots. December 25, 2012
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