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BEHR Premium

Model 98501

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1-gal. Wet Look Sealer

$27.98 /each

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BEHR PREMIUM Wet-Look Sealer is a clear, non-yellowing, high solids, acrylic-based masonry sealer. It is formulated to seal, protect and beautify concrete and masonry surfaces with a high gloss finish. It is also an excellent topcoat for paints and stains. Ideal for use on use on previously coated/uncoated, vertical/horizontal, interior/exterior surfaces such as: pavers, concrete, mexican tile and unglazed tiles, brick, aggregate, natural and artificial stone, masonry and stucco.

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  • Ideal for interior and exterior, vertical and horizontal concrete and masonry surfaces
  • Clear, Non-Yellowing, Acrylic-Based Sealer
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  • Excellent Topcoat over Paints and Stains
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I am so upset. Why do I have a white milky finish all over my patio? I wished I had read the reviews before I bought.

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Tiffanie
Katy, Texas
July 6, 2013
Followed the directions. Nothing looks good. My patio looks worse.
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The Villages, FL
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July 17, 2016
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Just applied to our concrete floor per directions and we now have the same white mess. Do not recommend this product.
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simpsonville sc
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June 28, 2016
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Wish i would have read the review my patio is almost white gray now. It was a nice dark brown before. Not sure what to do now.
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May 15, 2016
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Yep, my project ruined as well. I followed the directions and I have a milky finish as well.
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red bluff ca
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September 12, 2015
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i have the same problem. white finish on 800 square foot slab. home depot paint department said to roll it. not good. brand new slab looks terrible. i wish i had read the reviews. this is a defective product. it probably should be diluted.
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May 11, 2015
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I even with following ALL of the directions on the label, and preventing the conditions listed below....this product is faulty! There are long lists of reviews and input from other consumers telling Behr and other potential consumers that this is the case! I wish I had read reviews first and could have saved hours of time and money, now having to strip the sealer, resend and seal again, with someone Read More
I even with following ALL of the directions on the label, and preventing the conditions listed below....this product is faulty! There are long lists of reviews and input from other consumers telling Behr and other potential consumers that this is the case! I wish I had read reviews first and could have saved hours of time and money, now having to strip the sealer, resend and seal again, with someone else's product. Read Less
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Westbury, NY, USA
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August 16, 2013
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did you to try pressure wash the patio to remove the white film. how did you put it down if you used a roller it will build up and leave white streaks but if you use a hand pump sprayers It works better. Don't let it build up on the patio move sprayer quickly back an fntil it looks forth until it looks wet.
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July 8, 2013
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Hi Tiffanie,
Thanks for using our Behr Premium Wet-Look Sealer. We are sorry to hear about the situation regarding our Wet-Look Sealer on your patio. Listed are a few common causes for the "whitening" stains.
1. If Wet-Look Sealer is applied to a slightly damp surface or if high amounts of moisture is present on or underneath the surface, the trapped moisture can cause whitening.
2. If Wet-Look Sealer
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Hi Tiffanie,
Thanks for using our Behr Premium Wet-Look Sealer. We are sorry to hear about the situation regarding our Wet-Look Sealer on your patio. Listed are a few common causes for the "whitening" stains.
1. If Wet-Look Sealer is applied to a slightly damp surface or if high amounts of moisture is present on or underneath the surface, the trapped moisture can cause whitening.
2. If Wet-Look Sealer is applied beyond the recommended application temperature range of 50 - 80 degrees F, whitening issues may result due to premature curing. An extremely hot surface will force the sealer to dry too quickly, while an extremely cold surface will slow down drying and will not allow the sealer to cure properly and both can cause whitening.
3. If Wet-Look Sealer is exposed to rain or heavy dew within 24 hours of application, moisture will sit on top and saturate the uncured coating and cause whitening.
4. Are the areas with whitening stains regularly exposed to water sources such as sprinklers? Often water from irrigation sources have high amounts of minerals (hard water), which settles and leaves whitening stains.
Listed are a few possible solutions.
1. Apply denatured alcohol on a cleaning towel, then wipe down the areas with whitening stains. This treatment usually opens up the pores of the film allowing moisture to escape which helps remove the whitening stains.
2. Clean the area with a diluted Behr Premium NO. 990 Concrete & Masonry Degreaser and Cleaner and follow label recommendations.
3. Strip off the sealer with Behr Premium NO. 992 Concrete & Masonry Paint Stripper and follow label recommendations.
Again we are sorry to hear about your poor product experience. If you need further assistance, please contact our toll free Customer Service help line listed on the back panel product label.
Thanks,
The Behr Team Read Less
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Michigan, USA
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July 7, 2013
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The surface to be sealed MUST BE DRY. Moisture on the surface, within the joints or even a bit of damp within the paving itself can cause some sealants to turn 'milky', effectively ruining the finished appearance. With any coating process, the most important part of the job is prep and not application.
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I am really upset with the finishing of BEHR wet look sealer

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Bronx NY
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April 23, 2016
I prep and dye my concrete days ago . After applying the first coat of BEHR sealer the floor was looking great, however after applying the second coat, I notice that there were several areas that look milky white . How can I solve this problem without having to strip my patio. BEHR please help me solve this problem. When I was buying the product this morning a customer told me that he has this problem and try to tell me not to buy the BEHR sealer but I did not listen now I am really upset.
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August 8, 2016
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How long did you wait before you applied the second coat? You need to provide that information. I use this product a lot. I put the first coat on, wait 12 hours, then apply the second coat with a roller. In areas where it might pool (cracks gouges) I soak up the excess with a paper towel once the surface is semi walkable (a few hours)
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Mansfield, Ohio
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May 23, 2016
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I only used one coat but planning on putting a second coat on and found the sealant I applied went on easy, looks like a "matte" finish but that's all right.
If it is a brand new surface then by all means use a sealer. My surface was already sealed by a professional when completed. I just needed to add another sealant coat so I could bring lustre back after being sun kissed last year.
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I only used one coat but planning on putting a second coat on and found the sealant I applied went on easy, looks like a "matte" finish but that's all right.
If it is a brand new surface then by all means use a sealer. My surface was already sealed by a professional when completed. I just needed to add another sealant coat so I could bring lustre back after being sun kissed last year.
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May 17, 2016
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While my answer is too late for you, hopefully others will not make the same mistake.
Never apply the Behr Wet Look directly to concrete, stone, brick or tile.
You have to start by using a penetrating sealer, preferably a water based one such as Behr 98001.
Confusingly they call it a Protector & Sealer but its really a penetrating sealer.
The 98501 Wet Look will then bond perfectly to the Read More
While my answer is too late for you, hopefully others will not make the same mistake.
Never apply the Behr Wet Look directly to concrete, stone, brick or tile.
You have to start by using a penetrating sealer, preferably a water based one such as Behr 98001.
Confusingly they call it a Protector & Sealer but its really a penetrating sealer.
The 98501 Wet Look will then bond perfectly to the 98001. Read Less
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May 17, 2016
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Never apply the Behr Wet Look directly to concrete, stone, brick or tile.
You have to start by using a penetrating sealer, preferably a water based one such as Behr 98001.
Confusingly they call it a Protector & Sealer but its really a penetrating sealer.
The 98501 Wet Look will then bond perfectly to the 98001.
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April 27, 2016
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Hi yallen1, Thanks for using our Wet Look Sealer. Please allow us the opportunity to provide you a solution. We have a Behr Customer Care department that is dedicated in helping customers like you in these types of situations. The phone number is located at the back of the product label.
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behr wet look sealer milky appearance

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New Jersey
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applied behr wet look sealer on to new concrete pavers today used a sprayer and then lighly distributed with a roller as per directions however it left a milky appearance. I applied in the morning in approximately 75 degree weather on dry pavers. the sun was shining though I didn't think it was that strong. the sealer cured very quickly and got milky in several spots. I saw other comments about this, and I am asking now what I can do about the situation. should I strip the milky areas and reapply? if I use the 992 behr concrete paint stripper will some of the baked in color of my concrete pavers be removed?
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August 8, 2016
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You need to wait at least 24 hours for all the milkiness to go away. It takes a while to clear up. In spots where it pools, you may have to soak up the excess
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May 17, 2016
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Never apply the Behr Wet Look directly to stone, brick or tile. (It says so in the instructions)
You have to start by using a penetrating sealer, preferably a water based one such as Behr 98001.
Confusingly they call it a Protector & Sealer but its really a penetrating sealer.
The 98501 Wet Look also a water based sealer, will then bond perfectly to the 98001.
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September 22, 2015
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Try Zep Heavy Duty Floor Stripper. I applied it undiluted using a brush and let it sit. It seemed to soften the sealer to where I could wipe it off with a wet rag or sponge. The more stripper you use or the longer you let it sit, the more it will remove the sealer.
I would try on one of the pavers as a test to see if it hurts the color or appearance. Then I would use a different product to reseal the Read More
Try Zep Heavy Duty Floor Stripper. I applied it undiluted using a brush and let it sit. It seemed to soften the sealer to where I could wipe it off with a wet rag or sponge. The more stripper you use or the longer you let it sit, the more it will remove the sealer.
I would try on one of the pavers as a test to see if it hurts the color or appearance. Then I would use a different product to reseal the pavers! I have had good luck with Aquamix products, but whatever product you use, try on just one paver first as a test. Read Less
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June 10, 2015
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Hi Chris, thank you for your interest in Behr Premium products. Using the 992 Behr Premium Paint Stripper will most likely remove some of the color on your concrete pavers, but this will depend on your specific surface and what type of product was used to color your concrete. The white milky areas now are most likely caused by applying the sealer too thick so the coating is not dry all the way through. Read More
Hi Chris, thank you for your interest in Behr Premium products. Using the 992 Behr Premium Paint Stripper will most likely remove some of the color on your concrete pavers, but this will depend on your specific surface and what type of product was used to color your concrete. The white milky areas now are most likely caused by applying the sealer too thick so the coating is not dry all the way through. There are two methods that can help:
1. Saturate surface with denatured or isopropyl alcohol. This open up the sealer pores and allows the coating to breathe.
2. Use a Patio heater or leaf blower to encourage additional drying. If you have any additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to our Customer Care team at 800-854-0133.
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Is this sealer slippery to walk on after it dries?

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Mike
Georgetown, TX
April 10, 2012
What can be done to correct this?
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May 17, 2016
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Its only slippery when wet.
Add some Seal-Krete Clear Grip anti-skid to the final coat.
Same fantastic Wet Look ... but now not slippery when wet.
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Westbury, NY, USA
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August 16, 2013
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No I put 3 coats on my pavers and it's not slippery.
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May 26, 2012
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Not at all. I use it on a flagstone patio and it looks great.
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Hi Mike,
Thanks for your inquiry on our Wet Look Sealer.  Once this product cures it is not slippery for normal foot traffic conditions. However, if  the surface becomes wet, the coated concrete surface may become slippery. If this becomes an issue, you can apply another coat of Wet Look Sealer and use a product such as the Behr Non-Skid Floor Finish Additive to make the surface slip resistant. The Read More
Hi Mike,
Thanks for your inquiry on our Wet Look Sealer.  Once this product cures it is not slippery for normal foot traffic conditions. However, if  the surface becomes wet, the coated concrete surface may become slippery. If this becomes an issue, you can apply another coat of Wet Look Sealer and use a product such as the Behr Non-Skid Floor Finish Additive to make the surface slip resistant. The proper procedure would be to apply the Wet Look Sealer and then broadcast (sprinkle) the Non-Skid Additive on top of the sealer before it dries. Read Less
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Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 133 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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. Highly Recommended. May 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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
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