Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 97
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Plouffe Poor Result
I was wondering if someone could tell me what I did wrong.
I rolled the product on my cobblestone patio and ended up with a white washed finish. I can not even see the color of my stones anymore. I perhaps applied too much of it, but ended up being very bubbly and white washed look.
July 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Don't waste your time and money
Photos below of before and after sealer. I was a little hesitant of using this sealer, and should've listened to myself. First time I used stamps, and I totally ruined a beautiful freshly laid sidewalk. I should have went for another $25 and get the professional stuff. Upon looking at the reviews, I'm not the only one. Now I have to research and remove this trash and redo it. Hope I don't mess it up.
Do yourself a favor. Save your money, time and back. Don't use this.
August 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by five337 Home Depot should stop selling this product !!!
PLEASE READ ALL THE REVIEWS ! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT !
I bought 4 gallons on March 25, 2014 for $116.66 . I took my time and it came out perfect. It is difficult to avoid the white spots as others have mentioned. The key is to do very light coats and let the pavers absorb the sealant. A sprayer is the way to go.
I was very happy.. Even my neighbors said it looked great. Until about 8 months later.
The sealant has now disappeared from about 20% of the pavers (see attached image). No flaking or pealing, it just seems to have disappeared or faded. The drive way was never pressure washed, and has very light vehicle traffic (in and out of the garage). No vehicles are ever parked in the driveway. The sealant is also disappearing from where there is only foot traffic.
I am VERY unhappy to have a mis-matched driveway.
I contacted Behr and their solution was to send me more product to do touch-ups. NO WAY. I spent too much money on the driveway pavers to have it mis-matched with old and new sealer. I would literally have to remove the parts of old sealant from each paver and repaint each faded paver individually.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?
BE WARNED ! Even if you manage to get this sealer applied perfectly and are happy with the results - THE RESULTS DO NOT LAST. The sealer will just fade away in under a year !!!
With all these complaints, I think Home Depot or Behr should step up and refund customers with these problems. There is no way that so many people can have the same problem.
June 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SSPhoenix Follow the directions and it looks great!
I just finished sealing about 300 sq.ft of brick pavers near the pool and hot tub. It looks great. Tips: do not over apply. Use a high quality sprayer and the first coat should be THIN!! Prep the surface by cleaning and make sure it is dry. If you are setting bricks make sure the setting sand it 100% dry! I have applied 3 light coats and it looks great. Not a crazy wet shine look but a nice shine none the less. The sealing sand and bricks are sealed tight. Don't expect much after the first coat.... keep it thin and wand the sprayer quickly so it doesn't appear white. Let it dry 3 - 4 hrs. Reapply a little thicker. Now the shine comes through. Reapply again after drying again. It took 10 minutes to spray 300 sq. feet. Two coats on day one. One or two more coats on day 2. Patience is key. Wow. Looking good. Careful of temperature and too much direct sunlight (this can be a challenge). Keys: use a sprayer. 100% dry. thin coats. Temperature within spec. Repeat x 3 or 4. Use a leaf blower to get rid of excess sand, leaves etc. Note: this was only used on the brick pavers thus far. Can't comment on other surfaces.
January 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by poolschtick came out great
I pressure washed the slate patio and after one day of drying, I applied a thin coat of the wet look sealer with a heavy nap roller. It came out so beautiful I am going to put another coat on.
March 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PickyMe Shine Doesn't Last Long
I applied this with a roller over concrete brick painted black on my front porch. It went on easily, dried well with no milky residue and produced a great shine. Unfortunately, the shine did not last very long. When it faded I applied a second coat. Again it produced a great shine which again did not last very long even in places with practically no foot traffic. If it fine if you don't mind reapplying it every few months, but who wants to do that?
September 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tomas Would not recommend for Saltillo--leaves a texture, dries milky white
I applied this on my Saltillo tiles on the interior of my home using a foam roller. The first time, I left a few bubbly parts on the floor because I figured those would go away. Well, surprise, they didn't, and I had to restrip and reseal a bunch of tiles.
The second time, I was very careful and to apply thin coats and mop up any excess sealer bubbles. This time, there were no white streaks, but the texture the roller left was noticeable--a small pebbly texture, almost like a football. I tried a 3/8" nap roller as well but the texture was worse. I also tried with a brush, but the brush strokes were very noticeable as well.
Most liquid products (paint, stain, etc) kind of "self-level" after they are applied, but this stuck exactly in the shape as it was applied, almost like frosting a cake! It seems like the product is too thick and needs to be diluted, but the directions state clearly not to do so.
In the end, I applied three coats. The floor is more waterproof, but not completely so--if I put a drop of water on the tile, it mostly wipes up but leaves a wet spot where the tile has absorbed some of the water. It is also a little tacky for quite a long time (the way glossy paint is) after application, and didn't feel nice to walk on in bare feet or socks.
We have slate tiles inset in the Saltillo in some places, and those actually look pretty good. The product seemed to enhance the color, and the texture is not noticeable due to the roughness of the stone. The product might be ok for slate, but I would definitely not recommend it for Saltillo.
All in all, I have had better results with the Tile Lab sealer (offered by Home Depot) and AquaMix sealer.
September 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jerkface Decent product with just one criticism
I think this product is OK for the price, as it was easy to apply and results were pretty good. I have a 180 sq ft patio connected to 116 ft sidewalk 4 ft wide connected to two 32 sq ft porches, all stamped, colored and textured concrete. It was two years old with a little luster left in it, so I powered washed it, let it dry 24 hours then applied the sealer. Despite what the label said, I applied a light coat about 6 feet at a time via a good quality sprayer, then ran a roller over it since I have peaks and valleys that puddle up. The roller was a low cost and for smooth walls and ceilings. I managed to get all 600-700 sq ft done in about 90 mins.
The good: looks wet, was dry in about an hour (75 degrees mild cloud cover), coverage was exactly what I expected - even put a second coat on the patio.
The Bad: In my high traffic areas where leaves also fall the higher peaks were slightly lighter in color, when I applied the sealer they darkened and matched the original color but when it dried they went back to being lighter. Very strange. This would be my only criticism so I'll forgo additional coats and use a different color enhancing sealer next year.
If your color is in good condition, this sealer is great. I would use both; a sprayer to apply a thin coat and a roller to leave a nice smooth application, Best to do two thin coats than a bunch of heavy coats, I didn't get any milky streaks. I'd also only use it on non-porous surfaces, like high quality concrete or large stones that are fairly smooth on the surface. Porous cement will likely just soak this sealer up and not cover the surface properly.
September 10, 2013