The BEHR Premium Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is an interior/exterior stain for vertical/horizontal surfaces that will protect and add color while allowing the natural concrete and texture to show. This 100% Siliconized Acrylic formula was created with high-performance, acrylic resins, that form a strong long-lasting, semi-transparent film on properly prepared surfaces. Ideal for use on uncoated and unsealed patios, pavers, driveways, walkways, garage floors, pool decks and other concrete floors.
Ideal for interior and exterior, horizontal and vertical surfaces
Resists scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling
Resists household chemicals and hot tire pick-up
Siliconized 100% acrylic
Available in custom colors (available in store only)
250 - 400 sq. ft. of coverage per gallon
Durable flat finish
Easy clean-up with soap and water
Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
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Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
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Recommended Number of Coats
Stain & Sealer In One
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Time before recoating (hours)
Tinted / Base
Vertical / Horizontal
Warranty / Certifications
BEHR Limited Warranty
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out of 62 reviews
78% recommend this product
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Jun 13, 2020
Honey Do List
I just finished staining my garage floor this morning after a day of prep work. My father was a pro. Painter and most successful projects lie in the prep work. I have read a lot of reviews that said it’s not worth your time, money or your effort however it worked out well for me. I’ve only had it down about 48 hours at this posting, so far I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I would definitely Recommend buying the muratic acid, 3/8 nap roller. As with any stain the longer it sits the darker it becomes the more you put on the darker it becomes so you have to catch it at a tone that you like.
Dec 24, 2019
We used Behr Morracon Sand for our mudd room. I can't attest to durability yet but it looks great. I used an old rag to rub on each layer. This is five coats. I still have a half a gallon left. The sprayer left an ugly speckled look- i don't recommed that method. Rubbing results in an old leather appearance.
Dec 23, 2019
As a Licensed General Contractor
As a Licensed General Contractor, WARNING!!!
I've written reviews of this product on here after implicitly following the instructions. I gave it a qualified negative review 3 times. They have deleted my review all 3 times. It will not penetrate your concrete no matter what you do (trust me, I've tried). It will be a solid color and sit only on the surface like a paint product. If it actually stained then when it chips or scratches, there would not be white concrete 1mm below the surface exposing unSTAINED concrete. If you use this product, it may look nice at first. It WILL fail within the first year. You are only wasting time, and money if you buy this product. I've NEVER had a positive experience with ANY Behr product. Behr makes cheap, inferior products and their support at either the counter at Home Depot, or if you try to contact them will end with disappointment. Behr takes advantage of the unknowing and unsuspecting home owner. Needless to say, it is NOT a stain, it does not represent the color samples of the product. Don't believe the positive reviews. I firmly believe they are staged by either Behr or Home Depot. I give this a negative 5 stars due to the time and money lost and now having to strip it and start over.
2 people found this helpful
Sep 5, 2019
My garage floor is 50 years old and with 50 years of spilled oil, tranny fluid, paint, resin and ...
My garage floor is 50 years old and with 50 years of spilled oil, tranny fluid, paint, resin and who knows what all else ground into the concrete floor. I also had lots of small holes and some cracks here and there. I filled those with Bondo and sanded down the excess.
As many of the reviews have said, its extremely important to start with a clean floor before you apply the stain process. So, I cleaned this grimy floor for the better part of a week, using three different types of environmentally safe cleaners and degreasers, washing down with water after each cleaning. I used KrudCutter twice, then followed up where needed with Oil Eater Cleaner Degreaser for the oily areas, and Citrus Strip Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel for spilled paint. Then I used Citric Magic Heavy Duty Cleaner Degreaser one last time over the whole garage floor and foundation walls. I did not pressure wash. And after trying a couple of test spots with stain, I decided the etcher/degreaser was not necessary. After that I followed the Manufacturer’s instructions for the stain prep. I used the bonding primer because i had a lot of dark spots remaining. And after applying the stains (letting each color dry before adding the next), I used two coats of the Low Luster Concrete Sealer. The end result turned out great, no issues, and looks fantastic!
2 people found this helpful
Mar 18, 2019
I am very happy with this product. I also followed two reviewers (Mom man cave and Bella bee). I...
I am very happy with this product. I also followed two reviewers (Mom man cave and Bella bee). I only used one color, but rag rolling is the way to go. This was the hardiest project I have even attempted. I had no idea what I was doing, but it was well worth it. I have two large dogs that destroy all types of flooring so I decided to give staining a try (what could it hurt). The key to success is to follow the floor preparation by the other two reviewers (preparation - preparation - preparation). I can't wait to do the patio!!
10 people found this helpful
Jun 16, 2017
The negative reviews for this product are clearly from people who do not know what their doing an...
The negative reviews for this product are clearly from people who do not know what their doing and not capable of reading directions. If you pour wine on properly prepared concrete it will stain. If you use this product on properly prepared concrete it will stain.
It doesn't matter what you use; if the intent is to penetrate (stain) the concrete then you must make the top of the concrete permeable.
This is a stain; I really like that it is water based and very easy to use/clean up.
I have used this product on new (unsealed) concrete and on concrete that is over a decade old. The unsealed concrete soaks this stuff up nicely and the consistency is "watery" enough to apply with a pump sprayer without issue. On one commercial application (a pretty busy bar) the floor was not scraped or etched but the stain did dry and adhere enough for me to apply Behr Low-Luster Sealer over the dried stain. The floor has held up nicely over the past two years and using this method allows you to repair areas that may get damaged from severe friction or other impacts.
It's unfortunate that such a great product received these bad reviews for illegitimate reasons. I am a licensed General Contractor and some of the reviews here are why I refuse to take residential work. There are a lot of homeowners that just don't want to pay for a job done right so they take it on without knowledge or proper preparation and blame it on everything except themselves when it doesn't turn out as intended.
Colors used in these pictures: Loden & Stone Moss
Hopefully this helps someone considering this product but concerned about the reviews...
61 people found this helpful
May 9, 2016
We followed another reviewers directions (BellaBee from 2013) and had a fantastic result! We tore the carpet up in our basement and rented a diamond blade sander to get all the adhesive off and then followed the same steps as BellaBee. It is KEY to do the proper steps for floor prep for this to turn out! After degreasin/cleaning then the etching/cleaning process I used a cotton tshirt to blot the first stain on which was Loden semi transparent. It dried quickly. Next color was Warm Shale. I grabbed another clean cotton cloth and patted it on at randaom. The last color was Chickory and I used it sparingly. We are thrilled with the floor. I ended up highlighting the cracks in our floor for interest. I let the stain in for 30 seconds and then dried brushed it. Fantastic! I also covered in two coats of Low Luster shine. We have received so many compliments on the high end look.
45 people found this helpful
Aug 4, 2015
Not a durable surface
This product is too soft to use on a floor. It scratches easily and chips off even when coated with its counterpart floor finish, Behr low luster sealer. The floor was scrubbed with TSP, rinsed three times and allowed to dry for a week before application. All directions were followed regarding dry times and use. We are now faced with sanding off the "stain" and re coating with a different product.
6 people found this helpful
May 21, 2014
Semi transparent means semi opaque
I was deciding betwwen paint and the concrete stain. This is not a typical concrete stain because it has white base in it like paint. I had an imperfect patio due to some carpet glue that was hard to remove. So i wanted something that would hide the imperfections. The concrete stain covered the imperfections well ( see pic). I also like that it is water based. For a true concrete stain you have to use acid stain and this is quite the process. The application directions for the behr stain could be better. I used the $20 sprayer from home depot which was no better than a spray bottle. It did not make a fine spray with either attachment. It sprayed more on the edges, creating 2 lines. You have to go over it with a roller or sponge. However you can see the roller lines. Next time i would save $20 and get a big sponge instead of sprayer. Make the first coat light and go over again with second coat. Other negative...the color swatch was completely off. The lady at home depot had to keep adding red to make the color match the swatch. We tested it in the store on a grey brick. Is this a new product for Behr? I think the machine for colors is programmed wrong as i see other people have complained about the same thing. I would call the final finish satin. I will likely get the shiny topcoat product to put over it. I did use the primer which is clear .
10 people found this helpful
Apr 1, 2021
Perfect for Old Concrete around Pool
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We live in Iowa and each year the winter is tough on everything! So I put a new coat of Saltillo Tile color Behr Semi Transparent Concrete Stain on. I put on knee pads and use a roller/ trim brush and get er' done. Beautiful afterwards next to the pool.