Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 75
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Slickrick222 Performs miracles!
We have been living with a wet basement (sump pump) for 6 years. When we decided to put our house up for sale we thought we should paint the basement, if even for just aesthetic purposes. I never thought our basement would actually be dry, considering the puddles we've had over the years during spring and heavy rains. Well, I painted about a month ago and the sump pump hasn't gone off since! Unbelievable! The paint went on easily. We used 2 coats on the walls that are known to seep and 1 on the rest. Our basement is about 20x25 and I was able to complete it all in one weekend with limited help from my husband. The smell bothered him but I thought it was reasonable. We used a brush for the edges and nooks and crannies and a roller in between. We painted over moist walls. The wet walls took longer to dry by about a day. I recommend it 100% and wish we had done it sooner.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jess Tough paint
I didn't do a whole lot of surface prep for a clean are block basement wall. Scraped it with a stiff brush and put on 1 thick layer with with a cheap brush with a few touch ups afterward. Some of the block was very slightly damp from condensation and it was no problem to paint over it. I just put a fan on it and it dried in no time.
It was easy to apply, went on easily but not too drippy either.
After a week or so I tested the adhesion with a wire brush and it took a lot of hard scraping to get through the layer of paint. It cleans up and touches up easily.
There was a very slight ammonia smell but I had no problem painting indoors for hours with this paint. Its great if you can ventilate the area but it does not smell strong.
July 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Contractor Works to waterproof basement walls IF you follow directions
Surface must be clean and dry - any moisture or efflorescence and it won't adhere, no paint will. You also need to solve leak source - paint won't stop a flood.
I used it on a leaky basement laundry room. 1st redirected downspouts and graded soil away from house. Then cleaned interior bsmt walls with UGL etch. Spent 2 weeks with dehumidifier drying out walls to bone dry. Skimmed with Sacrete surface bonding cement and let dry completely (another 2 weeks). Two coats of Behr waterproofer and basement has been dry for a year - had been damp for 20!
Take your time, follow instructions, and this is a great deal. BUT you need to solve your leak source whether drainage/grading or water supply/downspout. Wife wanted it tinted slate blue (over my objections) and must admit she was right, color looks good. Also have used this under foam board insulation when finishing basements.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joyp Excellent product!
Finally I don't have puddles on the floor of my Michigan basement every time it rains or the snow melts . I applied 2 coats to the walls with a large brush due to the stones. It was an easy Saturday morning . No mess, stays where you put it. Dries quickly and no smell. That afternoon we had an unexpected down pour and not a drop made it through.
October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rock Waterproofing paint
Needs two coats but works well. Goes on a little thick.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoeTech Good Appearance and Adherence
Applied to unpainted dark gray cinder block walls to brighten appearance of basement After a month, it looks fine. Did not use primer. Brushed on heavy first coat to fill in pores; this was essential to obtaining good coverage in two coats. Applies smoothly, but allow plenty of time--especially for first coat. Paint is very thick and difficult to stir. I bought a gallon at a time, so HD could put paint in shaker shortly before application. Basement is dry, so cannot judge water blocking ability. No bad smell. Good appearance and adherence. HD Memorial week rebate of ten dollars per gallon was a nice added incentive. I'm a happy customer.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ikswel better then I expected
paint went on easy, not much of a smell, did not have yellow spots coming through like all other paints I used in the bastment.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy Good Product; Lousy Way to Buy
While the product is excellent, the fact that it is no longer carried in the stores (without any notice) and must be ordered on-line is really not acceptable to me. It was a big hassle to even pick up the order.
July 8, 2016