Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 23
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Not bonding to slab!
I used several bags to flatten my living room floor for laminate flooring. Then I discovered spots that were hollow sounding when tapped with a chisel. Each day more spots developed until it now looks like I will have to pull it all up and start over. Even though I used an angle grinder over the entire floor it apparently was not enough. The floor has to be roughened pretty good. Also, make sure the floor is as clean as a dinner plate before starting. It doesn't take much to break the bond. Also, it will work better if a skim coat of Henry 549 is applied first. It bonds better to concrete.
It would be advisable to go to WW Henry's website for the PDF instructions on the 547. They are a little different to those on the back of the package, ie: dampening the slab before applying.
I think Custom Building Products are better, but HD doesn't carry their Skim Coat and Patch Cement Underlayment in the store near me and I don't see it on their website. Their SpeedFinish is a good product , but more expensive.
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ed Patch and skimcoat
The Universal Patch and Skimcoat was just what we needed to use in the bedroom of the apartment that we decided to change from carpet to vinyl flooring. It will make it nicer for our tenants to keep their floor clean.
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pambini Henry Patch did the job!
The produce mixed and applied well, but I found it hardened a little faster than I expected. I would recommend not mixing more than you can apply in 10 minutes or so. However, the end result was great....the low areas patched nicely and gave me a good level base to lay my cement board.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Works Great
This stuff worked great to flatten out my osb floor. Had some deep valleys and this stuff filled them up and dried fast. Mixed it in five gallon bucket with my drill and dumped it on the floor. I then used a 2x4 to screed it and level my floor. It had some ridges and bumps in it from incomplete mixing and the screening, but I just let the stuff set up for like 45 minutes and then scraped the high spots with a flat blade trowl. Now it is perfectly smoothe...and FLAT!!! This stuff sets up quick so be ready to rock and roll once it is all mixed up...when your done rinse your bucket with your hose outside while it is still wet....once it is dry it's like concrete.
January 24, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by disappointed not for leveling a concrete floor
For patching and filling cracks when you want to feather the product it is fine as long as you work quickly.
When mixing larger amounts for leveling a floor forget it. I used the product to water ratio and a paddle mixer with a drill. It was difficult to mix well in the bucket and was very difficult to get spread evenly before getting even more difficult to work with.
If you are new to attempting to level a concrete floor with peaks and valleys, this product is not for you.
May 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Tough to work with
There doesn't seem to be many options for leveling compound. This stuff gets too stiff way too quickly! I mixed it according to the ratio on the directions, but still I couldn't get it smoothed out within 2-3 minutes. Next batch is going to be intentionally thinner. It's tough to sand down later.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richierich03 Works great!
Used this to patch concrete floors before we installed tile. We took out the carpet and patched the holes left by the removed tack strips! We also used it to patch a few large cracks in the floor. One thing is thus product sets up fast so don't mix more than you can use in ten minutes!
March 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by hightechredneck not very forgiving, be careful
For the $ I expected a LOT more from these bags. If you don't get the mix with water exactly right it will not settle flat.
I had several spot repairs to make. I ended up with many cracks on anything over 1sqft and at the most 1/4" deep.
Anything thin did not stick as well as I expected either.
February 10, 2016