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BEHR Premium

Model # 98501

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Store SKU # 582806

1-gal. Wet Look Sealer

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Model # 98501

Internet # 202263927

Store SKU # 582806

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
  • Protect and Beautify Concrete and Masonry
  • 100% Acrylic Latex
  • Excellent Topcoat over Paints and Stains
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  • Durable High-Gloss Finish
  • Easy clean-up with soap and water
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Container Size 
1 GA-Gallon 
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 
450 
Details
Application Method 
Brush,Roller,Spray 
Coating Product Category 
Waterproofer/Sealer 
Color 
Clear 
Color Family 
Clear 
Color/Finish 
Wet Look Sealer 
Concrete Use 
Yes 
Deck Use 
No 
Dry to touch (min.) 
60 
Interior/Exterior 
Exterior,Interior 
Mildew Resistant 
No 
Opacity 
Clear-Crystal Clear 
Paint Product Type 
Sealers 
Paint/Stain Base Material 
Acrylic 
Paint/Stain Key Features 
Sealer 
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type 
Deck, House & Concrete 
Returnable 
Non-Returnable 
Sealer 
Yes 
Substrate/Surface Use Type 
Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone 
Time before recoating (hours) 
4.0 
Tintable 
No 
Transparency 
Clear-Crystal Clear 
UV Resistant 
No 
Waterproof 
No 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Warranty 

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Paint/Stain Key Features: Sealer
Color Family: Clear
Transparency: Clear-Crystal Clear
Substrate/Surface Use Type: Concrete/Brick/Masonry/Stone
Brand: BEHR Premium
Price: $20 - $30
Mildew Resistant: No
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 108 reviewers.
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 HORRIBLE. After taking great care to clean our concrete patio to near perfection, I applied the first coat using a roller. It looked fine. Knew we wanted at least one more coat, so waited the recommended 4 hours to reapply. Second coat went on with a frothy, milky residue that I was hoping would dry clear. It did not. Not only did it dry with white streaks, but also looks matte in those areas. I'm beyond disappointed. This product should be off the shelves. Absolutely horrible. One star because the first coat looked ok. Otherwise, zero stars. May 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DO Not Use This!!!! I used this on a garage floor / recommended by paint expert at HD. It dried milky white I lost my shine to this poor product. Caution how do I fix this now? It's a poor product. April 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ruined my new floor! This sealer should be taken off the market. Who knows how much property damage it has caused homeowners! It has ruined my kitchen and bathroom stone floor. Brand new floors! They were beautiful! I worked my guts out to make the money to have them stoned. Waited 10 years to get new floors only to have the final step be the ruination of the whole thing. I've cried. It's made me sick. I will never use another Behr product. April 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by If you want a lasting "wet look" shine do not purchase! Well, I went to Home Depot in search of a "wet look" finish in a different brand and of course they didn't carry it. The man who helped me recommended Behr. Behr usually has good products so I didn't care to read the reviews before I purchased it. Got home and looked at the reviews and about freaked out when I saw how many negative reviews it has. My stained concrete porch was in dire need of some restoration because the sun had faded it tremendously. I decided to go ahead and give it a shot. I was really impressed at first because after the milky color started to dry it left a beautiful wet look shine. Unfortunately the shine didn't last long after it had more time to dry. I really need something different to bring back the fade from my stained concrete and thought this might work but it's just ok. I only paid $30 for a gallon and I went over my porch 4 times with this stuff. I thought the more times I went over it the "wetter" the look would be but nope. It leaves a semi-shine. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone whose stained concrete really needs a lift. This will not do the trick. March 5, 2016
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