Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Excellent Sealer
Used this product to prep a plywood floor for peal-stick tiles. Worked great as advertised. Followed the directions on the can, easily laid out. Went down super smoothly.
The tiles seemed to grab and hold without any issue.
Wear gloves! This stuff does not come off your skin easily!
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JenG Please sell this in the store!
I used the Basement Proofer to seal my below-grade concrete floor prior to installing TrafficMaster Ceramica peel-and-stick tiles. It worked wonderfully; the tiles stuck extremely well. Keep in mind that you need to apply a watered-down coat followed two hours later by a full-strength coat, and then it must dry overnight. I'm in a very humid climate but had no problems with the drying time. The Basement Proofer was slightly tacky the next day, but it should be tacky because it's creating a stickier surface for the tiles. Using an extension roller, it took me less than 20 minutes to apply each coat to a 750 sq ft, irregularly shaped basement.
My only complaint is that Home Depot does not sell this in its stores even though it is required for below-grade installation of the vinyl tiles that Home Depot DOES sell in its stores. You must order online and it seems to take a minimum of 7 days for delivery. Also, my gallon was poorly packaged and very dented upon arrival. It was almost impossible to remove the lid. This wouldn't be a problem if Home Depot sold this in stores.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by b1barnes Seems to be a really good product
Product was shipped to my home in the time frame quoted. Instructions were clear and easy to read and follow. 1st time that I have experienced instructions that were printed large enough to actually read.
Application was just as the instructions stated and the drying time was shorter, but we still waiting the proper time. The product seems to have provided a good surface for bonding the self-stick tiles. Tiles went down easily and the only additional step we did was to roll the tiles to assure a good bond and to get any air out. Only time will tell how well it performs.
Only complaints, not available in the store and a bit expensive based on what is in the product
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Squirrel Does more than basements, great product, should be sold IN store!
Used this in the kitchen, I had removed original glued down 50 yr old linoleum that was also under carpet. Prepped old subfloor with Henry's 547 mixed with Henry's 546. New flooring would be self stick vinyl tile and I was concerned with water seeping between tiles from potential dishwasher leaks, pet accidents, wet kids coming in kitchen door from pool, etc. So I ordered this online, unfortunately I had to wait 7 days for delivery as HD does not carry it in stock - they should,!!! And no one else in the area carries it either, so I was out of luck.I called the company (Traffic Master) and spoke to a very nice rep who assured me that this would work well in the kitchen to achieve water proofing of the ply-wood and Henry's product repaired, old sub floor. A new subfloor should have been used granted, but that simply wasn't in the budget. Product applied per instructions and it worked like a charm. Very durable waterproof film that dries clear and tacky, which helps self stick tiles adhere, even with Armstrong S-750 adhesive used on some tiles with adhesive "bald spots". The files are stuck securely to the Basement Proofer/subfloor, glad I waited to use this product, it was well worth it! Encourage HD to stock this IN store, and it should be recommended for all self stick tile projects.
February 23, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy did not work as described. tiles peeled right up after install. had to rent a resurfacer to remove the product fully. followed instructions fully.
Product didn't perform as described. It went down easy and took a few extra days of drytime, but didn't make a good bond. Followed directions to the T, and still had issues. 24 hours after install you could pull tiles up with your bare hands. Very disappointed in the product, i should have followed my first instincts. Also had to rent a resurfacer to remove some residual adhesive from the floor.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ralphie No Problems!
This was a good product and easy to use, but just make sure you buy a little more than they recommend by sq footage. You cannot get this in the store, but my opinion is that Home depot should start making this available in the store. They sent me small cans instead of the large one, but I didn't have a problem with that. All in all, a good product.
December 27, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BJCM Easy to use and did the job
The product was easy to apply which was important as this is my first time using a product of this type.
September 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Works well
Applied easily but drying time was longer than stated or anticipated. Took actually about 3 days for the final coat to completely dry.
August 7, 2012