Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 108
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 mls5776 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 Waste 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 stonecold 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 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Morgan 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