Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 127
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 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dissapointed Second Coat was chaulky in places
I had my patio looking great! Then I thought to put the second coat on after waiting 4 hours 80 degree weather too... It has chaulky lines where I rolled it in places and chaulky in other places!!!! So disappointed don't know how to fix this this!!!! It was so much work up to the point of putting the sealer on and having it turn out like that! I even tried scrubbing the lines off and didn't come up!
April 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by James Terrible Results
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!
Absolute junk. Ruined my concrete topped bar-b-cue. Will have to strip completely and start over. Used 1/4" knap roller, as instructed. Left foam everywhere that dried to a opaque finish. Tried a fine brush, somewhat better but bubbles all over the place.
If I could give this product a -5 rating I would. Save your money, use someone else's product.
July 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed DO NOT USE!!! You will be sorry you did
Do not use ruined my patio! Do your self a favor and hire a pro to do the job. Or just buy Beth white paint and roll it on it will turn out the same as their wet look sealer. If I could I would give this -5 stars their help line is no help. How ever I use their paint all the time with no problems.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoCalJohn Great product
I have about 1000 ft.² of pavers that were professionally installed. When they completed the job they sealed it with a water-based sealer. I continued to use the same sealer at $50 a gallon. This year the company was out of the sealer so I thought I would take a chance on this Behr Wetlook sealer. I don't like to use solvent-based products and tend to go with water-based. I power-washed my pavers and reapplied gator sand and sealed the sand with water. After a few days letting everything cure, I moved onto the sealer. After reading the directions closely and the reviews on this site, I chose to apply the sealer with a paint roller. I have used different types of sprayers in the past and find it easier just to use a roller. Making sure that the ambient temperature and the temperature of the pavers was somewhere between 70 and 80°, I applied this sealer. Making sure not to leave any puddles on the top of the pavers I applied the first coat and let it dry. I was very impressed with the first coat, not being too shiny but bringing out the colors of my pavers. I waited two days and then applied a second coat in the same temperature conditions. My pavers look better now than they ever have. I am extremely pleased with this product and will continue to use it yearly. I personally feel that the key factor involved with this product to get a positive result is the application when the temperature is just right and try not to do it with the sun casting onto the pavers. A nice slow dry time seems to render the best results.
July 20, 2016