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After an original sealer I used that lasted for 8 years in the Texas sun, it was time to re-seal my porches to make them look new again.

I purchase BEHR interior/exterior Wet-Look Sealer Hi-Gloss No.985 at Home Depot to seal my concrete porches. This is the worst sealer I've ever used and I've been in concrete construction for over 30 years.

The sealer went on looking milky and only looked wet when it was wet. After the sealer dried it looked like a matt finish, then after a week it looked dull. I used a 3/8" nap roller as per the directions and applied 4 coats at 5 hours apart between each coat and it never got glossy except when wet.

After 2 months, I then purchased Consolideck DuraSheen from a local brick supplier( the sealer that I used on the porches originally 8 years ago ) and now the porches look wet all the time and the finish looks like it'll be there for years to come.

After using BEHR sealer and it not performing as described, it's time to paint my house also and I will not use a BEHR product.

Review about: Behr Paint.

Monetary Loss: $20.

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Anonymous
to Dull #1444978

Things I tried to remove the sealer1) concrete ginder. Remove 100%, but damages the concrete and time consuming2) Xylene and pressure wash.

Remove 95%, but messy (Xylene is not sold in California)3) pressure wash. Remove 50%I did method 3) first and then 2) and final touch using 1).

Anonymous
#1276083

When applied properly the product works just as advertised. The coats should be applied evenly and thin and no more than four.

The more, the wetter it will look does not work. I have used the product several times with fantastic results!

Anonymous
Jacksonville, Texas, United States #1180261

this is absolutely the worst product I have ever used. Not only is is milky white, the idiots at Behr do not know how to fix the problem.

All of the strippers that they recommend do not work. Say away from Behr Products...tell all your friends. They are too happy to replace sealer, but labor is on you...I have had a team for 2 days out of my pocket to fix this mess.

Wake up Behr get it off the market. Work on remover to fix this mess.

Anonymous
#1046524

This sealer was a waste of money. I've only applied the first coat, using a full gallon. It looks no different than when before I started.

joebear2013
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States #606451

If you want a good sealer do what I should have done use black diamond

joebear2013
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States #606449

I HAVE BEEN IN THE MASONRY TRADE FOR ABOUT 23 YEARS I HAVE USED MANY DIFFRENT SEALERS OVER THE YEARS THIS IS BY FAR THE WORST DRIES WITH A MILKY LOOK BASICALLY JUST *** will def. Never use again or recomend the use of product

Anonymous
#564662

I applied it to my concrete pavers and it was adisapointment.Not wet look, waste of money

Anonymous
#505715

i have the exact same problem. did you strip off the behr sealer before applying new product? if so, how?

Anonymous
#467426

Sealer dried milky and hope it clears to a shine.

Anonymous
#329112

At the expense of pointing out the obvious are you sure you applied it correctly? You said you are in Texas, not sure when you applied it but for the last 40 days it's probably been over 80 degres and you cant apply it in the sun.

You also said 4 coats 5 hrs apart which even if you could apply it in 30 min to an hour you would have been in that hot Texas sun sometime. I am just examining what you have posed here not that I am completely defending this sealer I did apply it correctly and it does look wet but the cure time I believe is a lot longer than they say. It rained here 72hrs after I applied the second coat and the wet look turned to a milky sheen which did eventually dry out and return to the wet look.

I hope that does not happen after it really cures. I found a roller to not be an effective way to apply it but I was applying it to stamped concrete.

Anonymous
#327820

thanks. I was just about to use the wet look sealer on some masonry and did a test.

It didn't come out looking wet at all.

maybe a bit of a sheen if the sun caught it right but as far as "Wet Look", it's definitely not what it says it will do. Thanks for the advice.

Anonymous
Poway, California, United States #678262

How did you remove the Behr sealer before applying a real wet look sealer?

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