How To Apply BEHR PREMIUM® Color Enhancing Sealer

This durable, penetrating sealer deepens and enriches the natural colors found in porous substrates while providing excellent water resistance.

Your surfaces must be properly cleaned and prepped prior to application. Watch this video to learn more.

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

For previously coated surfaces, use a paint stripper to remove any previous coatings or sealers. Follow all manufacturer’s label instructions.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Broom (Stiff Bristle)
  • Rags
  • Scrub Brush
  • Protective Apparel
  • Chemical Resistant Gloves
  • High Pressure Nozzle

  • Brush (Nylon/Polyester)
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Pump Sprayer
  • Pad Applicator
  • Step 1

    After the surface has been cleaned, prepped and porous, apply BEHR PREMIUM Color Enhancing Sealer with either a high-quality pump sprayer, ¼” – 3/8” nap roller, synthetic brush, or a sponge pad applicator until saturated. Applicator choice will depend on your project needs. A pump sprayer is recommended to cover large areas.

    TIP: Spread rate is 175 – 400 Sq. Ft. per gallon depending on the porosity of your surface. You may need a second coat on very porous surfaces. Apply within 24 hours of initial application.

  • Step 2

    If the sealer is sprayed on, back roll or wipe up excess product with a clean cloth before it cures. Do not allow the product to pool as it will cause the surface to be sticky.

    TIP: Work quickly while spraying in a circular pattern to help avoid over application.

  • Step 3

    If applying on vertical surfaces, apply from the bottom up and saturate well. Avoid dripping and clean up any excess product with a clean cloth before it cures.

  • Step 4

    Be sure the surface is fully cured before use.
    Water and stain repellency starts to develop within 24 hours.
    Allow 24 hours for light foot traffic.
    Allow 72 hours before subjecting surface to automotive tires, heavy foot traffic, or repositioning furniture.
    Allow 30 days before rinsing or cleaning.

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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project.
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The 9 in. x 1/4 in. Polyester Adhesive Roller Cover has a hard texture, making it ideal for applying all types of adhesives to smooth surfaces. It can be used for stippling and applying sand paints.
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