Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SemiPro Peels up with blue painters tape
Used this on the concrete floors in our project. I followed the instructions. The color turned out nice, although it is more red than the picture on the box. After a month I used some blue painters tape on it while I did some caulking, and when I pulled up the tape, the entire finish came with it. It didn't penetrate the concrete at all. Therefore, I cannot recommend this product. They named it Concrete "Dye", not "Stain". That must be the difference between stain and dye-- stain penetrates, and dye is superficial. And they should sell this without the kit. I don't need 3 sprayers, but I might need a little more dye and sealant to expand the project.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Terry Way Darker than stated
I bought the color Desert Oasis to semi match our tile in the kitchen. It came out so much darker than the picture. It almost looks like a walnut wood floor color. We can live with it but It did dye much much darker. No, i didnt over spray the darkest color too much, they only give you a half of a gallon of that and I was very carefull not to mute the pattern. Would I recommend this color, well, yes and no. Yes, Only if you are a free sprit and can loose control over the outcome. We have NOT sealed the floor yet. Cant wait for that shine! Oh, one word of caution... The etcher pattern will show if you do not apply it evenly!!!! I prefer the messed up look, I dont like anything too perferct so It works.
October 30, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HDman should have read the reviews before buying this product
This does not cover 250 sq.ft. I had to go back to HD and get extra gallon of the 2nd coat, since it was too late for first coat (lighter color).
I didnt know difference between dye and stain. I thought this was a stain kit, it is dye. I dont know the longevity.
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM is the pump. It is cheap. They should have never included this or charge $10 extra and provided a better one. The pump does not "mist" in any for even flow. It does more like circle raindrops. I had to get the extra gallon to over kill the areas that didnt look right.
It gets worse when you add the sealer. The sealer bubbles because it is like water mixed with milk and a little thick.
Horrible job by Behr to provide such a bad pump. That is such a critical element. I would have spent $30 on a better one if I new earlier the pump was generic.
May 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mkszolo I would not recommend
I would not recommend this product.
I followed the directions and steps for prep and application exactly. My concrete patio looked amazing when finished. It was so beautiful. An the places that have stayed in tact are still beautiful. However, this product peels up in little spots here and there leaving white spots on the patio. You have to be very careful not to scrape it with a chair, so I put felt feet on all my patio furniture. But still in random spots it will just peels up for no reason - no traffic, no furniture, nothing to make it peel. The smallest spot is just a spec size but the largest is a couple of inches across.
This was a very expensive project since I dyed about 900 square feet of patio. I just hope I can somehow repair the areas that have peeled.
February 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dddd my opinion, not all that.......
Do your home work reguarding this product(choose an alternative). This "dye" is applied with a garden sprayer.....
the sprayer is not conducive to a fine spray or a thin coat, of which both conditions are required. I met all conditions (cleaning, time, temp etc) and the finish is much darker than advertised, it did make some fantastic pattern effects, none of which was desired.The only unknown at this point is the longevity of the finish. If it lasts I'll live with the "novelty look" for a while.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by klbprb Very pleased
I do agree with the first review. This does come out darker than the photo on the box and brochure. But, in our case, it matches beatifully and I really wanted the darker color to match the brick and surrounding landscaping stones. We stained a 31 x 13 covered patio. The box tells you that the kit covers up to 250 sf. We had 400 sf and I didn't want to buy another kit, so we decided to make it stretch. We did not have enough of the etcher, but we diluted with more water and everything seems to have worked just fine. The one gallon of base coat was just barely enough for our space. There was plenty of accent color, even though it is only a half gallon. And there was plenty of glossy sealer. I would absolutely buy this product again and may just do the driveway in another couple of weekends. Be prepared to make another trip to the hardward store. You don't find out everything you need until you watch the video. A couple of large pieces of cardboard will save you from masking too much.
July 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JP900 Solid Product
While we are thrilled with the end result, the process was a bit more difficult than it had to be. We pulled up about 200 sq ft. of laminate flooring in our kitchen for the kit. The chemical etcher did not cover the entire area and left very well defined streaks where it was poured. We bought more from HD and completed the entire floor on the second application (side note - a team of two, alternating 5 gallon buckets of water to rinse out the mop makes the process soooo much faster).
The base coat, accent color, and sealant went great. As and FYI, the dye applied much darker than expected. While the end color is nice, we bought the desert oasis color on purpose. Also, the supplied sprayer did not work well (very direct spray - did not disperse the liquid at all). So we bought a basic 1 gallon pump sprayer from HD for $10.
We were hesitant about the wet look sealer based on other reviews, however it preformed very well. I believe our thorough surface prep work (clean and etch) allowed the wet look sealer to properly adhere to the concrete.
February 28, 2014