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Behr Wet Look Sealer Review 3.3/5 (25)

Behr Wet look Sealer

Behr Wet look Sealer

BEHR PREMIUM® WET-LOOK SEALER is a clear, non-yellowing, high solids, acrylic-based masonry sealer. It is formulated to seal, protect and beautify concrete and masonry surfaces with a high gloss, wet-look finish. BEHR PREMIUM WET-LOOK SEALER is also an excellent topcoat for paints and stains.

Applied to a stamped concrete walkway.

Behr Wet Look Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 3

– Wet look? The Behr wet look sealer barely changed the appearance of the stamped concrete surface even after two coats. Went on milky white and dried milky as well.

Gloss Level: 3

– Behr claims that their sealer will leave a high gloss shine. After the two coast, we barely saw any remnants of any gloss let alone a high gloss. Very misleading marketing from Behr.

Joint Sand Hardening: N/A

– We applied this to a stamped concrete patio where there was not any jointing sand.

Fading/Wearing After 2 Years: 5

– We gave this a 5 since it really did not change much after two years. It looked bad going on and it still looked bad after two years. There was no visible wearing or peeling of the sealer.

White Haze/Yellowing: 2

– The sealer dried with white haze after it was applied and was still there after two years. The customer was not pleased and we needed to chemically strip off the Behr Wet Look Sealer to fix.

Overall Score Behr Wet Look Sealer Sealer at 2 Year Period: 3.3

– Just a poor overall sealer. It does nothing that the marketing claims. Does not darken much, left little to no gloss, and made the stamped concrete look worse than when we started. When checking reviews on the Home Depot site, there are many homeowners who have shared our same experience with this product.

Stay away from this sealer, you will need to chemically strip to fix!

Product Information:

Where To Buy Online: Home Depot
Sealer Type: Gloss Water-Based Acrylic
Types of Substrates: Brick Pavers, Concrete, Tiles, Aggregate, Stamped
Coats Required: 2 coats
Coverage Per Gallon: 200 sq. ft
Application Tools: Roller, Plastic Sprayer
Dry Time: 1-4 Hours
Cleanup: Soap and Water
VOC Compliant: Compliant in all States
Manufacturer: Behr

Test Stats:

Surface Type: Stamped Concrete Walkway
UV Exposure: Full Sun
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years

*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take inconsideration that results may differ due to different surface types, exposure to UV radiation, and traffic.

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50 responses to “Behr Wet Look Sealer Review”

  1. Angela says:

    I have spent SEVERAL days working on my basement floor. I spent 6 hours grinding concrete, and then mopped it 6 times, and vacuumed it 3 times. Then I applied 4 gallons of acid water based stain. LOVED the look until…….I used this crappy product. Literally have been crying because I have spent so much time and hard work only to come to the last step and it screwed it all up. BEHR told me to wait 24 hours to see if it changes, and then maybe apply another coat. (Like if that's going to help). LOTS of wasted time.

    • Concrete Sealer Help says:

      Angeal, that is too bad and it does not surprise me. I would not apply another coat. Best to strip it off is possible. Let us know if you are able to fix this.

    • Sam says:

      The same darn thing just happened to me – I wish I read this before I used it – Does anyone have a solution to the problem.

  2. circ swing says:

    this stuff just ruined my stamped concrete driveway.. Behr customer service could only offer a refund of product. I'm crying, it's a milky glaze that I have no idea how to get off!!!

    • Concrete Sealer Help says:

      Circ, you can strip it off and start over. You would want a Concrete Sealer Stripper. You can do a search for it online.

      • circ swing says:

        I was told by Behr today that I should use either a soy or citrus based stripper to get it off, since the concrete has color on it. but the guy who put it on is trying to powerwash it, since he's too cheap to out of pocket go buy it unless he has to. what a nightmare!!

  3. will says:

    I have had a similar problem .The only way is to power was the crap out of it .Go rent a good powerwasher as it will be better that a small electric or small gas one

  4. tony says:

    Ruined my patio!!! doses not work. I cant remove it. I tried every option. total nightmare!!

  5. MIke says:

    Goes on milky, stays milky.

  6. Geraldo says:

    Totally agree with everyone, this stuff made me cry! I can't believe Behr would make such a crappy product. I should have known, I ruined four walls with Behr paint years ago and didn't learn my lesson!

  7. janice lewison says:

    Same thing happened to us. We rented expensive machines and spent tons of time to stain our interior floors after a flood.
    First big problem, machine Home Depot advised us to rent was defective, a diamond tip grinder.scored our concrete and flew up concrete dust throughout our entire home!! Was missing a bolt. Blade was apparently bent. Retuned it, only to hear manager say they should not have reccomended this one to begin with. Acted like they were doing us a big favor by giving us a refund on machine rental. Forget our wasted time, and damaged concrete and dust and help hired to help us! Well, after almost 4 weeks on this concrete, we finally get it to stain mode… stain looked fantastic, I was sooo excited… then this damn wet look glaze went on and looks like MILK all over our floor! e are so screwed. Very upset!!!!

  8. Alan D. says:

    Wish I would have found these posting before I applied this horrible Behr product. I have a brick red, stamped concrete, patio that I power washed, waited 24 hours to let it dry, and then applied 2 gallons of this milky crap with a 3/8 inch roller, for a high gloss finish that never happened. As someone previously said, it goes on milky and stays that way. It now looks worse than when I started. Never developed a gloss, let alone a HIGH gloss, and now I have a brick red and milky white patio. Will never use any of their products again … and that includes their paint.

    • Alan D. says:

      Update: I spent 6 hours today using a power washer, with a 15 degree tip (Hi Pressure for concrete and asphalt) and was able to remove about 98% of the crappy white Behr sealer from about 1/2 of my patio (approximately 350-400 square feet). Too tired to finish. I'll work on it again tomorrow and will hopefully have the same success on the remainder of the patio. Then I'll let it dry for 24 hours, and try to remove what remains of the "white spots" that I missed on the first pass. After waiting at least another 24 hours I'll seal the stamped concrete (red) patio with Industra-Glass 350, Multi-Surface "Wet Look" Sealer. This is what my neighbors use and it goes on "clear" and look glossy. Behr … what a waste of time and money, not to mention the sore muscles from all the effort. Behr will never see another dime form me. Alan D.

  9. George K says:

    Just finished staining or 1000 square ft. concrete stained patio. Didn't go with the sealer at Lowes because there were complaints that it dried milky So I purchased the Behr Wet- Look sealer since I had used the concrete stain from Behr. Luckily we only put on one Gallon . White spots everywhere ruined our floor.. Like everyone else ,wish we had read this first

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  11. Gene says:

    I have used many gallons of Behr Premium sealer on my driveway and sidewalk. You can see by satellite view how much whiter my driveway is compared to my neighbor. Furthermore, by walking on the driveway and sidewalk you can see that it is well sealed, not milky, and it is quite glossy. I have had many positive comments on how good it looks. I plan to use it on my patio.

  12. Jean says:

    Had same problem with customer's brick paver driveway. product was terrible & dried white/milky. Have spoken with Behr & a rep did come out to take look at problem but has not called us back & will not answer phone calls. Customer service tells me that I can give them square ft of driveway & they MAY be able to reimburse cost of their remover product. We will now have to pay out of pocket to resand & reseal driveway. Has anyone had any luck getting Behr to reimburse for the cost of that & if so how??

  13. Doug I says:

    So 2 hours after applying this crappy product to my $3500 investment in a backyard improvement, my wife points out that it looks "blotchy",..?.!. What?,… And it does,. So I promptly search for 'Behr concrete sealer reviews' and land here.
    Firstly, NOT ONLY am I boycotting Behr, I am also snubbing Home Depot for selling this piss poor product.
    It is now hour 4 after application and I have pressed the panic button. I have applied a full gallon of a eco-friendly citrus cleaner (hoping that its mild enough to not affect my coloured concrete) and scrubbed and scrubbed,.. there is a foamy lather still coming off, so I have turned on the sprinkler to soak thru the night,.. If I am not too filled with furious rage, I will post my results in the am.

  14. Karla Pamer says:

    Well add me to this group of dissatisfied Behr Wet Look sealer users. My newly stained patio looked fabulous until the sealer. Approximately 50% looks decent and the other 50% has large milky haze and/or white marks that look like chalk marks! I am so disappointed. I am going back to Home Depot with the partially used and unused containers. I want my money back and some resolve. Wish me luck.

  15. john says:

    same thing with me turned white…..they should stop making BEUR WET_LOOK SEALER

  16. Hal says:

    I applied the Behr Wet Look sealer yesterday to a paver brick patio that had never been sealed previously and I am very pleased with the results so far. The patio glistens in the sun today and the sealer brought out the colors in the brick. I applied the sealer using an inexpensive hand pump sprayer and backrolled for an even spread. I followed the directions by making sure the patio was dry before applying, I did not apply in direct sunlight, and there was no rain forecasted for at least 24 hours.

  17. Bubba says:

    LAWDY!!!!!mImwish I could have read the reviews BEFORE using Behr's Acrylic Wet Look Sealer on my expansive stamped cement patio. Did it last weekend and followed the instructions verbatim. Results? All milky white and strips. UnFreaking believable!!! Dear Behr's…WHY do you continue to manufacturer a product that is undoubtedly inferior, has received multiple reports anout ots inferior results???? We purchased a 5 gallon bucket and spent a ton of money only to end up with these disasterous results!! If ANYONE and recommend a sealer remover I would be eternally grateful. Read Behr's representative reply suggesting a Behr's #992. However I'll be damned bedore I purxhase ANY Behr's product ever! Shame on you Behr'!

  18. RLH says:

    Followed directions to a tee. Behr wet look concrete sealer is white milky in large patches and splotchy at best in most areas. Just a mess!!

  19. Belinda says:

    Extremely poor product -just finished putting glosser on and my floor looks milky. Horrible!!!!!! I rate this product -1

  20. Virginia says:

    This is terrible product, the stone patio looks worse than before, it has a milky white coat and not even. Could anyone advise on how to remove it? It s mentioned chemically, but what should we use? Thanks

  21. darin rogers says:

    dried with white shadow and streaks applied with 3/8 nap roller 70 degrees

    • Concrete Sealer Help says:

      You will need to strip it off. Look at the Sealer Stripper made by Clemons concrete coatings.

  22. Mike K says:

    Product lasted about 2 years. It was very slick. I put the sand in it to add traction. I was always scared someone would fall.The job the contractor did was not uniform. One section is scaling very bad. Other sections look very good. I have pressure washed it a couple of times and I am ready to try the SuperSeal30 with the grip material. Hope it works better.

  23. stone cold says:

    I worked hours and hours and hours of overtime to save for a stone floor. It was beautiful and vibrant until this nasty sealer went on it. It has only one coat and still looks like spilled milk and vomit. The stones look lost in the concrete. And only three months old, the sealer is chipping as well. I hate I ever used it. What a horrible experience.

  24. Gussie Roberts says:

    This sealer has disappointed me greatly it has turned my floor milky white it has done nothing but created more work and cost me more money and time I would have rated it a -10 if it gave me that option we spends so much time effort and money getting our concrete floor prepared for and stained to have the final step come in and ruin everything with bad name brand sealer

  25. Tommy Melton says:

    Turned my pavers milky white like everybody else, pretty much ruining a $20,000 pool outdoor kitchen project. Why would Home Depot continue to sell this crap. The bad reviews go back years. Home Depot and Behr had better get together on this and take care of my problem or I'll seek legal action. This is being totally irresponsible and somebody is going to fix this garbage !!!!!

  26. Jeff says:

    Went on milky . Dried milky . After couple weeks anything hits it the finish and stain peels off .. We paid top price for Behr and it's horrible ., should have read reviews !!

  27. Jerry says:

    This is absolutely the worst sealing product on the market. We applied it carefully following all instructions. It turned our stamped concrete patio into a horrible blotchy white mess. The patio is ruined and no one knows how to get the stuff off of it. The patio is adjacent to a lake and we cannot use chemicals. Media blasting will ruin the stamped concrete and its specially tinted colors. The only recommendation is to totally replace the patio. Behr nor Home Depot will do anything, so we're going to court.

  28. rjo says:

    You guys all experienced the same results i have.
    Milky white spots that do not go away.
    Ruined my beautiful living and dining room floors!.

  29. George says:

    You can't apply in direct sunlight. If applying in direct sunlight it may bubble. If applied to thick or over applied it wil result in milky cloudy appearance. That's why I think the directions say a light coating. More isn't always better. It has been on my patio for two years and still looks great.

  30. AlanD says:

    The Behr concrete sealer was applied correctly and ruined our stamped concrete sidewalk. It turned white and looks horrible! I wish I would I have read the bad comments first, I would have never purchased this. We can't even sit in our gazebo and look at it with It getting very upset!

  31. Chuck Premone says:

    Horrible product. Stay away from it. Dries milky white. You will have to strip it off literally.

  32. Kathy says:

    The fireplace inside our house is made from same brick used on the outside. I applied Behr wet look sealer 10 years ago and it still has the same wet shiny appearance as when I originally applied it. I think most of the problems I read about dealt with pavers or concrete that is walked on etc regularly.
    My problem is I cannot find a good solution for REMOVING it from the inside brick. I'd just like to change the look using a lime wash which will not work correctly with sealer on it.
    Any good advice on how to remove without using a power washer in my great room?lol

  33. Angelo martinez says:

    Product is terrible! Applied to colored concrete and it rolled on purple. In some spots it dried clear. Most of it had a purple tint or haze to it. Clean up very hard! It said soap and water works. That's not true. I scrubbed it with a brush and it didn't come off. Do not buy this product! It's a scam! Very unhappy with product! This company needs to stick to house painting only!

  34. Stevielack says:

    Turned milky white when it dried, horrible product. I followed the directions exactly.

  35. Dave says:

    After reading the reviews for this product I have a few tips for application.
    I applied this over an acrylic polymer grey floor paint on 28 day old concrete garage floor.
    I tried a garden sprayer, but the product is too thick for even application, so I used the recommended roller.
    Apply coats Thin! If you keep the coats thin, the milky appearance goes away when drying.
    On the final coat, I took a spray bottle filled with warm water and misted each section immediately after rolling it on (thicker than the previous coat). Be conservative with the water… When I did that, in a few minutes the texture and bubbles from the rolling disappeared and the product layed flat and glossy! Looks fantastic!

    As for durability, I don't know. I am leaving it cure for 2 weeks before I drive on it.
    I hope this helps

  36. Mike says:

    Put it on my clean etched concrete floor, half of it came out clear and half of it turned gray.Wished I had read the reviews before buying

  37. Debra says:

    We applied this sealer over brand-new porcelain tile 3 years ago throughout our new Florida home Now, the sealer is yellowing, peeling off and retaining dirt. We tried to have Stanley Steemer come and clean the floors, but the tech said his steam and chemicals would turn the sealer into a gel and muck up his machine. He said this wasn’t the first time he’d seen this kind of problem with this product.

    He recommended a floor-stripping company to remove the sealer product completely. We are having that done this week. The cost? $1100 for the whole house, which I believe Behr should be paying to fix this mess caused by their poor quality product.

  38. Warren says:

    Applied to Cast in Place Colored Concrete Curbing around landscape bed, the concrete was mixed on site with dark brown pigment. Waited for 30 day cure (+40 days), my concrete was slightly lighter after dry and cured BUT the color was consistent and texture was smooth troweled. OK the product was applied clean and dry in great weather condition, But the product absorbed at an inconsistent rate or something but I ended up with light and dark swaths along the entire 310 linear feet, I followed the instructions to a crazy degree and it still looks blotchy, waited 4 hours and addition coats made no difference in the blotchiness. I personally will never use this Behr product again.

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