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1 gal. #DCS-828 Arctic Black Semi-Transparent Flat Interior/Exterior Decorative Concrete Stain

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  • Creates the look of dye or stain
  • Ideal for Concrete Porches, Patios & Walkways
  • Weather and Household Chemical Resistant Finish
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Product Details

Semi-Transparent Decorative Concrete Stain creates a semi-transparent finish for concrete surfaces. It will transfer ordinary concrete surfaces into a decorative natural stone-like finish. Tintable to a wide variety of colors. Provides consistent color accuracy and easy to use.
  • Ideal for concrete porches, patios and walkways
  • Weather resistant finish
  • Household chemical resistant
  • Acid free formula
  • Create the look of dye or stain
  • For the best results, be sure to properly prepare the surface using the required preparation products as listed in the label instructions
  • Easy water clean-up
  • Create a unique color combinations
  • Online Price includes a PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA



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Questions & Answers

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Q:Hi. I wanted to know if I could use BEHR PREMIUM 1 gal. #DCS-802 Cedar Blush Semi-Transparent Flat Interior/Exterior Decorative Concrete Stain OVER DRYLOCK on my concrete floors? It would help with moisture barrier for its an interior slab living space
by|Jan 25, 2023
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A:  Hi Michelle, thank you for your question. As it turns out, we do not recommend applying our Semi-Transparent Decorative Concrete Stain over a coated surface. Please feel free to reach out to us directly if you need further assistance looking into an alternative product that may work for your project. -Lina

by|Jan 25, 2023
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    Q:Can you use this stain on exterior brick of home?
    by|Jan 24, 2023
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    A:  Hi Skms, thanks for your question. You can absolutely use this stain on a brick surface. However, we do not recommend applying this to vertical brick, as it's designed for horizontal surfaces. Instead, it's best to use one of our exterior paints or find an alternative stain at your local hardware store. Have a great day! -Christina

    by|Jan 24, 2023
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      Q:I feel this will be too solid, even though it is semi-transparent. Is there a way to make it more opaque? Add water or some other additive? I want to barely color a grey cmu block wall. I light color.
      by|Jan 17, 2023
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      A:  Hi there, thanks for the question. Actually, we don't recommend adding water or any other additives to our Semi-transparent Concrete Stain to help thin it or to make it less opaque. Please reach out to us directly if you need further assistance; our customer care team is happy to help you! -Ronald

      by|Jan 17, 2023
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        Q:Can this be used to stain a low hallow tile cement block wall?
        by|Jan 10, 2023
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        A:  Hi Lani, thanks for the question. We don't recommend using our Semi-Transparent Decorative Stain on vertical surfaces such as a cement block wall. If you're looking for a Semi-Transparent coating for a vertical surface, I'd recommend checking with your local home improvement store for an appropriate product. Have a great day! -Ronald

        by|Jan 10, 2023
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          Not satisfied
          This was supposedly light colored. It’s dark, like navy. My floor is blue. BLUE. It didn’t matter if it was sprayed or rolled, it came out the same. Pretty but not at at all what is shown in the brochure.
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            Excellent
            Stripped the solvent based sealer off my faded stamped patio then pressure washed it. Sprayed 2 coats of stain on it following directions then 36 hours later sealed with TRAZ 25A solvent based sealer. Came our great, wish it came in quarts.
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              Love the look
              The instructions say to put on with roller and brush for even coat, and sprayer for uneven….I found the opposite! Put 2 coats with roller (brush to cut in), and roller left lines and block section. I warmed up the air compressor and grabbed the low pressure spray gun, and gently filled in the light areas, and feathered it all out. Came out beautiful and wished I had sprayed first!!! I used compressor and LP spray gun, NOT the garden pump sprayer.
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                Color illustrations are nothing like the result
                I have plain concrete pavers that I wanted to stain to match already-installed pavers so I picked a color / shade that was as close as I could match to the illustrations on the Home Depot website. The illustrations show a speckled look, but what I got looked as if I had painted mustard on my pavers -- literally. Just a pasty, ugly yellow with no texture of any kind.
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                Response from BehrAug 8, 2022
                Hi Dale, thanks for your review. I'm sorry to hear the color and finish of our Decorative Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain did not turn out how you expected. Colors can sometimes look different online depending on your screen settings, so we recommend checking them out in person at your local Home Depot. And to get a natural stone look, I recommend applying the stain with a high-quality pump sprayer using a circular motion. Customer Satisfaction is very important to us, so feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team directly for further assistance. They are always happy to help. Enjoy the rest of your day. -Christina Behr
                  2 found this review helpful
                  Awesome product - follow the directions.
                  This stuff is awesome. I was up in the air about whether to use the Valspar or the Beher. After reading a ton of reviews, decided to go with Behr. It didn't disappoint. Do the following... 1. rent a concrete grinder, etching does not produce the same results. 2. apply with a pump sprayer according to the directions. 3. Let dry for 24 hours before sealing.
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                    Concrete stain worked well
                    First time trying this but happy with results. I wanted the Earth Fire color, and was instructed to apply the Cedar Blush first, which was very orange, but then applied Brownstone over it and got the color I was hoping for. I used a 3/4” roller. It is very thin and you do need to be careful about about drips and overlaps, but those worked out and added to the brick look of our stamped concrete walkway and driveway edging.
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                      Works incredibly well on old pavers!
                      I’m so pleased with this stain! I bought too much thinking I would need several coats to stain my old, pink pavers to the Arctic black color. However 2 coats was sufficient! Highly recommend! NOTE: It would NOT stain new pavers. They may have been treated or something, and maybe that was the problem but I’d check first if you’re wanting to stain new ones.
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                        staining old concrete
                        the concrete I have is very old as I'm sure it was poured in 1997. Even when I etched with muriatic acid it was so spotchy. So I decided to go with that. I bought 3 different colors of stain, a texture roller and went to work. I added more sploch. it came out an artsy distressed look and I love it.
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                          Love it!
                          I wish it were a little thicker, but it's fine. We decided to do a mosaic look on our new stamped patio that didn't quite go with our reddish brown brick. I really like the result. We still need to have it sealed. It would have been nice if I could have bought them in quarts.
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                            Worked great to change toe color of a retaining wall
                            I used the stain to change the color of a new 60' long 3' high interlocking block retaining wall that I just had installed. I went with the contractors recommendation to use gray rather than tan. The wall looked very "industrial" and did not fit with the backyard. I sprayed the wall with the stain and it looks 200% better and the wall now blends in with the surroundings, to my relief, because the wall cost a lot of money. I was able to use a garden sprayer to apply the stain and it was super easy to apply and then clean the sprayer with soap and water. I am very happy with the stain.
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                            Container Size1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon1 Gallon
                            Paint/Stain FeaturesChemical Resistant,Durable,UV/Fade ResistantChemical Resistant,Durable,UV/Fade ResistantChemical Resistant,Durable,UV/Fade ResistantChemical Resistant,Durable,UV/Fade Resistant
                            Surface LocationBasement Floor,Driveway,Patio,Pavers,Pool DeckBasement Floor,Driveway,Patio,Pavers,Pool DeckBasement Floor,Driveway,Patio,Pavers,Pool DeckBasement Floor,Driveway,Patio,Pavers,Pool Deck
                            Stain & Sealer In OneNoNoNoNo
                            TransparencySemi-TransparentSemi-TransparentSemi-TransparentSemi-Transparent
                            Base MaterialLatexLatexLatexLatex
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