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How To Apply BEHR PREMIUM® Low-Lustre Sealer

Skill:  Novice DIY'er

Add a beautiful, protective finish to your home's concrete and masonry surfaces.

For Best Results:

Surfaces must be properly cleaned and prepped before applying the sealer.

For new or uncoated surfaces, refer to: Preparation of Uncoated Concrete for Sealers 

For uncoated pavers, brick or natural stone, refer to: Preparation of Uncoated Pavers, Brick or Natural Stone

For coated concrete: refer to: Preparation of Coated Concrete for Sealers

Suggested Supplies

  • Broom (Stiff Bristle)
  • Rags
  • Scrub Brush
  • Protective Apparel
  • Chemical Resistant Gloves
  • High pressure Nozzle
  • Mop
  • Brush (Nylon/Polyester)
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Pump Sprayer
  • Pad Applicator
Step 1

After the surface is cleaned and prepped, apply a thin coat of BEHR PREMIUM® Low-Lustre Sealer with either a nylon-polyester brush, 1/4 - 3/8" nap roller, high quality pad applicator, or a high quality pump sprayer with an adjustable tip.

TIP:
The spread rate is 200-450 sq ft per gal. Use when air and surface temperatures are between 50-80 degrees F. Do not apply in direct sunlight, on wet surfaces, or if rain or heavy dew is expected within 24 hrs.
Step 2

If the sealer is sprayed, then back roll for uniform thickness. For added durability,additional coats (no more than 4) may be applied.

TIP:
Annual touch up may be required in areas subject to tire traffic.
Step 3

The sealer will dry to the touch in 1 hour.  Allow the first coat to dry for 4 hrs. before deciding if a second coat is needed.

Step 4

Be sure that the surface is fully cured before use.
Allow 24 hours for light foot traffic.
Allow 72 hours for heavy foot traffic and furniture.
Allow 14 days before subjecting to automotive tires.
Allow 30 days before rinsing and cleaning with a mild detergent.