Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Professionalwrench NOT for garage, carport, or driveway applications. Contrary to what the company states.
This product absorbs tire compounds and leaves 4 perfect tire tread stains anywhere the vehicle is parked for extended periods. And the stains require substantial scrubbing to remove. This completely defeats the purpose of sealing these areas. A terrible waste of time and expense.
September 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Deere852 It Does Work, But......
This product has mixed reviews of either it works great or more often than not, it doesn't. I can tell you it does work, but you may need a little more than you think. I had a brand new 400sq ft concrete poured this summer and wanted to seal it before winter. I found this product at my local Home Depot and decided to try it out. I will say, prep work is essential to make this product work. I washed the patio with a wash/degreaser solution and waited 24 hours to dry. The next day I used an acid etcher, since it was new concrete, waited 24 hours to dry. I then used a baking soda solution to neutralize the acid etcher and again waited 24 hours to dry. Now here's where most people might get hung up. The directions say to use a roller, apply 2 light coats, and then reapply for desired look. If you apply just the 2 light coats and be done, you will see almost no difference then when you started. 2 coats is not enough. I did call Homax and asked about how many coats to apply for a wet look and it was a simple answer of how wet do you want it? The more you put on, the wetter it looks. I waited 24 hours for the 2 light coats to dry, applied a heavy coat using a car washing brush which laid it on even and let that dry 24 hours. I applied yet another heavy coat and let dry and wow. The entire patio now has a very wet shine, especially in the sun.
This product does work, I can tell you from experience. You just need time, patience, and more coats than you think you might need. I originally bought 2 gallons, but ended up using 6 gallons all together. I would recommend this for small projects only. I don't see this product being cost effective if you plan on doing something that is 600 sq ft or bigger.
October 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PhoenixAZ Worked great!
I reviewed several products on websites including HD. HD did not show this on their website, at least I never saw it. Most of the concrete wet seal products had pros and cons on the reviews. When I got to the store I saw this brand for about 2/3 the cost of the others and decided to try it anyway. I used a 9" roller to put it on 1 year old stamped concrete walkway with a dark stain that was fading in the AZ sun. It went on easy and 2 coats gave a nice wet look. Very happy with the product. I'm sure it will fade over time but another coat next year should restore it easily.
October 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Tibi not a big deal
before and after .... very little difference. I used this on a retaining wall. No shine.
October 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Oscar Definitely not "wet look"
Don't buy this product if you're looking for a dark gloss wet look. I tried it on an acid stained concrete floor and it doesn't provide what I would call a "wet look." To me, wet look implies that it will look the same as when the surface is wet. This product is more of a glossy dry look. I ended up removing it and using a solvent based sealer which darkened the concrete and provided gloss. If you're just wanting to seal and provide gloss without darkening the surface, this might be what you are looking for.
March 18, 2014