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Questions and Answers for BEHR PREMIUM 1 gal. White Flat Interior/Exterior Dry Plus Basement & Masonry Waterproofer

Internet #100581380

Model #87501

Store SKU #561177

  • For basements and exterior vertical concrete and masonry walls
  • Withstands 98 MPH Wind-Driven Rain
  • Resists 12 PSI of water pressure

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Q:Can we use on drywall walls?
by|Apr 29, 2020
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A:  Hi Pgh, thank you for your interest in using our DryPlus Masonry Waterproofer. Because this product is only designed for concrete and masonry surfaces, we don't recommend using it on drywall. Also, we don't have any other waterproofer that can be used instead. You may want to look into using something else instead. Best of luck. -Edith

by|Apr 30, 2020
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    Q:Can I use this for concrete walls as well as primed drywall in the same area so the colors will match?
    by|Apr 1, 2020
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    A:  Hi Lew, thanks for writing in with your question. Our Dry Plus Waterproofer can be used on concrete walls, but it is not recommended on drywall. To match the colors, I suggest color matching the Dry Plus color to any interior paint like Premium Plus or Ultra. Good luck with your project! -Giovanna

    by|Apr 2, 2020

      A:  While I don't see a reason you can't use the concrete paint on drywall, it seems like a waste of paint that is formulated for a particular purpose. If it is color matching you are interested in, ask the paint department to tint both types of paints the same.

      by|Oct 23, 2023
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        Q:Have old concrete basement. Water comes after heavy rains. Will this deal walls floor so water goes around and not into.
        by|Mar 28, 2020
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        A:  Hello TFox, Thanks for reaching out. Although the Behr Dry Plus can withstand up to 12 PSI or water pressure and 98 mph wind-driven rain, it’s not designed for active water leaks or floors. Instead, I recommend reaching out to your local Home Depot for a suitable product. I hope this was helpful and good luck with your project. Best, Roxana N.

        by|Mar 30, 2020
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          Q:Is it recommended to paint this on concrete block walls after using radon seal on the walls?
          by|Mar 24, 2020
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          A:  Hello, I cannot respond exactly to your question. However, I would not see a reason for both. We painted our basement walls as there was always a wet smell. After painting, the smell went away. We would reach for this waterproof sealer in the future.

          by|Mar 24, 2020

            A:  Hello Ray, Thanks for reaching out. To better answer your question, I’d like to hear more details about your concrete block walls. For further assistance, please feel free to reach out directly to our customer care team. Best, Roxana N.

            by|Nov 6, 2023
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              Q:Is this messy to apply compared to other latex paints?
              by|Feb 5, 2020
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              A:  Hi DIYK, This paint isn't messy but it is a little thick so it's going to take a bit of elbow grease to apply if rolling. Good luck with your project! ~Doris

              by|Feb 7, 2020

                A:  I used this on my basement walls in an unfinished basement. Not messy. I used two coats as I do with all paints even if it says covers in one coat.

                by|Feb 20, 2023
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                A:  My reason to use the other brand is mainly cost. I used it inside the garage to waterproof the floor. I can't do comparison but the after effects after applying the other brand was satisfactory. The garage feels dry and comfortable.

                by|Feb 9, 2020
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                  Q:Can you paint over this?
                  by|Jan 18, 2020
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                  A:  Hi Sean, Yes, Behr Dry Plus Masonry Waterproofer can be topcoated with water-based paint. Please feel free to reach out to Behr directly with any additional questions you may have. ~Doris

                  by|Jan 21, 2020

                    A:  Yes

                    by|Jan 21, 2020

                      A:  Yes, it is paintable.

                      by|Jan 21, 2020
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                        Q:Can it be used over previously painted exterior walls?
                        by|Jan 4, 2020
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                        A:  BEHR PREMIUM Basement & Masonry Waterproofer provide best results when applied to bare or untreated surfaces. PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES IN GOOD, REPAINTABLE CONDITION MAY BE PAINTED WITH A PRODUCT SUCH AS BEHR PREMIUM BASEMENT & MASONRY WATERPROOFER No. 875, HOWEVER, BEHR WILL NOT GUARANTEE THE RESULTS. Test for loose, flaking paint by pressing a piece of masking or cellophane tape at various places, then pull it off with an abrupt action. If the tape does not pull the paint from the surface, it can be painted. If the existing paint is removed, the loose paint should be removed down to a sound substrate by wire brushing or sanding. For Interior or Exterior application; remove deteriorated coating prior to application.

                        by|Feb 27, 2020
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                          A:  Yes, bit behr doesn't guarantee the results. It's recommended to use on unpainted surfaces.

                          by|Feb 27, 2020
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                            A:  Hello Al, Thanks for reaching out. Yes, the Behr Dry Plus can go over exterior walls that have been previously coated with water or oil-based paint in good condition. I hope this information helps and good luck with your project. Best, Roxana N.

                            by|Nov 23, 2020
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                              Q:Can this paint be tinted to match existing color?
                              by|Oct 9, 2019
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                              A:  Hi Doorman, thank you for your question. Yes. Our Dry Plus Masonry Waterproofing Paint can be tinted to colors in the Behr palette, as well as custom tinted to the color of your choice (with an appropriate color sample). Hope this info helps. Happy painting, and best of luck with your project! -Joanna

                              by|Oct 27, 2023
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                                Q:What temperature is too cold for application
                                by|Sep 22, 2019
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                                A:  Hi Tina, Thanks for your question! We recommend applying this product when the air and surface temperatures are no lower than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Best - Sara

                                by|Sep 26, 2019

                                  A:  50-90 degrees is recommended temperature for application.

                                  by|Jan 6, 2020
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                                    Q:Can this be applied to prepainted surfaces? Is it a bonder, as well?
                                    by|Sep 11, 2019
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                                    A:  Yes, we applied it over a pre painted surface, and repainted the area with regular Behr latex flat paint once it dried

                                    by|Jan 21, 2020

                                      A:  Hi Joy, thanks for writing in with your question. You can use the Waterproofer on previously painted surfaces, but for best results, the product should be applied to bare or untreated surfaces. You can use on painted surfaces, but results are not guaranteed. Have a great day! -Giovanna

                                      by|Sep 11, 2019

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