Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 133
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mychat Really forgiving product that creates a nice gloss look
I removed the gray paint off my basement floor. I kind of like the way that the 100 year old cement floor looked. It had all these cool cracks, this warm brown patina, and the iron in the cement had crystalized in little red veins. When I cleaned off the floor with Mr. Clean and water, AND LET IT DRY COMPLETELY, I applied this product to it, and in the end it really made the floor colors pop. It looked like a polished concrete floor. We went ahead and decorated the basement into a movie den and didn't even bother to put rugs down the floor looked so cool. Basically, just slop this stuff on. Doesn't have to be perfect. It will all smooth out After a few hours, it will be dry enough where you can walk on it with socks and soak up any spots where it pools. For example, our concrete floor had some divots in it where the sealer pooled. I'd wait 12 hours before putting on the second application, and then 24 hours before you walk on it normally. We've had our basement floor sealed for about 3 months. We had to rearrange heavy furniture (i.e. slide it) and the floor didn't scratch at all, like I feared it would. One thing to note, about a week after I coated the floor, I noticed something about the concrete I didn't like. I removed the sealer with citristrip, (about a square foot) made the repair to the floor and recoated the floor with the Behr sealer. I was afraid it wouldn't blend with the previous coats, but it blended fine. It's a very forgiving product. The only thing I wonder about is if it blocks out the moisture extracting nature of the cement floor, which is key in a basement. But other than that, you can coat a huge area with this and the value for the money is great. Really makes a cement floor pop. Ours almost looks like polished granite. So cool. Also, the surface of the floor is great. It repels dirt and dust like crazy. So easy to keep our once filthy, formerly carpeted basement clean now. I don't worry about water in our basement anymore. BTW: Don't ever carpet your basement unless you have a serious dehumidifier. Learn to live with cement.
August 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RodmanA If it came out bad you are doing something wrong
I never really like writing reviews but I read them all of the time. I bought this product with out reading the reviews while I was still in the store. After I returned home is when I wanted to see how others were feeling about the wetsealer. After reading nearly 20 or so reviews I was a little worried about the application. So for 4 or 5 days I just sat outside contemplating if I should take it back or not. After just reading instructions over and over, looking at the location of many unhappy reviewers and putting aside that most of them are only telling the partial truth, I decide to give it a try anyway. So here is my conclusion. Most of the people that are unhappy with the product are usually located in a very humid environment. If the humidity is high don't apply this product. The humidity will not allow the product to release necessary chemical reaction to dry properly.
I would use a sprayer to apply the product with a very very light coating in small section no more than 6'×6' at a time. After you spray use a paint roller to even out the sealer on the applied surface.then move to the next section. This will prevent the surface from becoming over saturated with the sealer. To much at one time will make it to thick to dry property and this will result in a milky coat. I think some people here don't understand that this product has to go on very thin for absorption and drying properly. It also helps to live in an environment with very low humidity. I live in the northern California Valley so all we have in the summer is dry hot heat. If I lived in the San Francisco Bay area I wouldn't used this product. If it is August and I live in Florida I wouldn't use this product. Yes I am from Florida born and raised there so I know the humidity is high which I didn't understand until I moved to California. All I saying is some folks are putting this product on to thick because they want the best shine possible and they are ignoring the instructions. So they are mad. In short, application, location and patiences is needed to get the proper look you want. Take 3 or 4 days and thin multiple coats to get it right. I will attempt to attach an image if possible.
Ok so I post this twice because I did it through the mobile version the first time. Pic below
July 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MadinWaterford Milky mess
I installed this product on stamped concrete strictly in accordance with the instructions on the bottle and it left large milky white patches all over the area covered. It looks horrible and my whole terrace has been ruined! I've has estimates from $1,000 to $1,800 to remove the white coating, and then I will have to start over to resell everything. Behr won't do anything.
May 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PugbullyMom pavers and paper floors, oh my!
I used this 3 years ago for my hand made pavers (about 1200 of them) which have been out back in full sun ever since. My latest project has been paper bag (brown torn paper) flooring over an existing concrete covered porch . so far so good with 4, yes 4 coats. I changed my initial application and found pouring it directly on to the floor and smoothing it out with a foam pad-like tool to coat the entire surface worked much better than other methods that I had tried. We are getting ready to do concrete floors inside but I must admit I'm a little nervous to use this on such a large project after reading the other reviews, that being said I think for smaller projects this stuff works great. Don't forget to do a test patch on your project first as well.
April 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SharpKat 15 Years
We have used the water based Behr 98501 Wet Look sealer for over 15 years, applying a fresh coat with sponge every year. No white steaks, works perfectly for us ... Love that Wet Look!!!
As an added tip never apply the Wet Look Sealer directly to stone or tile, always start by using a penetrating sealer first, then the Wet Look. If you can read ... yes the instructions do tell you this, I suspect this is where people are running into issues. We used the Behr 98001, confusingly they call it a Protector and Waterproofer, but actually it is a water based penetrating sealer. Initially it took the entire gallon of the 98001 to seal 160 square feet, the slate sucked it up like a straw. After that we applied 4 "light coats" of the 98501. As long as you add a fresh coat or 2 of the Wet Look every year, you never need to use the penetrating sealer ever again.
We are on our 3rd gallon of Behr Wet Look after 15 years, only issue is our slate was very slippery when wet. Solution was to add some Seal-Krete Clear Grip, just the right amount of anti-skid and its totally transparent.
3 great products ... if used as advertised.
May 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Henry WASTE OF MONEY
Wet gloss...yeah right. After spending an entire afternoon on applying this product, the effects were zero to none. Extremely dissapointed.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EF Works Great !
I do not understand all the negative comments - I've used a hand pump garden sprayer to put this product on a stamped concrete patio and a large aggregate driveway for years, with excellent results. The only milky streaks I've encountered were a result of puddles in cracks or low spots, which are easily seen during application and spread out with a brush or sponge. You've GOT to follow the directions regarding applying it to a completely dry surface and mist it on with light coats. I suspect most of the commenters' problems have been a result of either too much moisture or coating it on too heavily. I've gotten great results in the Summer by power washing, waiting a couple days for the concrete to bake in the sun, then applying the sealer in the evening when it's cooler and no direct sun. Yes, you need 2-3 days with no rain, but it does work and it looks great.
July 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Upset Very upset
Very upset about the milky color on project and the solutions don't work. Ithought I bought a good product.
August 22, 2016