BEHR PREMIUM® Decorative Concrete Dye

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A unique decorative finish that will transform ordinary interior/exterior concrete into an elegant floor resembling marble or glazed stone. Concrete Dye is a water-based acid free finish and provides consistent color accuracy. It is available in 36 individual dye colors and it allows you to create your own custom color blends.

 

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Finish
Resembles marble or glazed stone.
Best for use in
Uncoated and unsealed, properly prepared Interior or Exterior concrete surfaces such as: Patios, Porches, Pavers, Walkways, Kitchens, Bedrooms and other concrete floors.
Coverage
175-250 Sq. Ft. Base Color; 350-500 Sq. Ft. Accent Color

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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Product Usage

Apply With

Pump Sprayer

Spread Rate:

Base Color

175-250 Sq.Ft.

Accent Color

350-500 Sq. Ft.

Dry Time:

1-2 HR Dry to Touch

for Dyes

24 HR Before Clear

Top Coat Applied

Must Use With

Etcher & Sealer

Where to Use

Uncoated and unsealed, properly prepared Interior or Exterior concrete surfaces such as: Patios, Porches, Pavers, Walkways, Kitchens, Bedrooms and other concrete floors. 

Usage Summary
Where Not to Use

DO NOT use on Garage Floors, Driveways, around Swimming Pools or on concrete that is subjected to high levels of moisture.

Preparation

Proper surface preparation is required.

  • New concrete must cure for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Protect surrounding areas. Do not apply tape to surfaces that have been coated with the dyes or sealer as the adhesives may remove the coatings.
  • For proper penetration and adhesion, must etch with concrete & masonry cleaner & etcher product.
  • Remove severe stains using a concrete & masonry degreaser & cleaner product.
  • The floor must be thoroughly cleaned, completely rinsed, and dry. For interior application, use a mop and bucket to rinse and clean.
  • Important: Failure to completely rinse the concrete surface may result in adhesion issues.
    *SURFACE MUST BE CLEAN AND ETCHED.
Pump Sprayer
  • BEHR PREMIUM Decorative Concrete Dye must be applied with a high quality pump sprayer with a conical tip.
  • Do not use a pump sprayer with a fan tip.
  • Read all manufacturers’ assembly and operating instructions carefully before using the pump sprayer.
  • When not in use, soak the tip of the pump sprayer in water to prevent the tip from becoming clogged.
Application
  • DO NOT THIN. Stir product in can before pouring into the pump sprayer.
  • Use product when air and surface temperatures are between 50–90° F (10-32° C).
  • Do not apply if heavy winds are blowing or if rain is expected within 24 hours. Important: Test a small inconspicuous area to ensure color satisfaction.

 

First Color (BASE COLOR):

  • A light tone color is ideal for a base color.
  • Fill the pump sprayer with first color and fully pressurize.
  • Tip: Adjust the pump sprayer nozzle tip until you reach a fine mist setting. Practice spraying on a piece of cardboard or newspaper.
  • Apply Concrete Dye using a random or figure eight motion.
  • Refrain from covering the concrete surface with an even, steady stream as this could lead to a monochromatic look rather than a variegated look.
  • Hold the spray tip approximately 10 inches above the concrete surface.
  • If you need to stop during application step, use natural break points such as borders, walls or expansion joints.
  • Important:To prevent drips from getting on the surface, use a rag to catch any drips when stopping the sprayer.
  • Allow first color (Base Color) to dry to the touch before applying a second color (Accent Color).
  • Do not walk on wet Dyes.
  • Save any unused product for future touch-ups.

 

Second Color (ACCENT COLOR):

  • A dark tone color is ideal for an accent color
  • Flush pump sprayer and wand out with fresh water.
  • Add second color to clean pump sprayer and fully pressurize.
  • Apply second color in a light random pattern.
  • Be careful not to cover first color completely.

 

CLEAR TOP COAT:

  • To complete the project and add a clear protective finish, it is required to apply a product such as BEHR PREMIUM No. 985 Wet-Look Sealer.
  • Flush pump sprayer and wand out with fresh water.
  • Allow dyes to dry 24 hours before applying Wet-Look Sealer
  • Add Wet-Look Sealer to a clean pump sprayer, fully pressurize then apply.
  • Follow all label instructions
Clean Up
  • Properly dispose of all soiled rags.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product contact your household refuse collection service.

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LIMITED WARRANTY

For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label within one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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BEHR PREMIUM® Decorative Concrete Dye is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT!!!!! Stained almost our entire basement floor! Loved it ! turned out just like the picture on the brochure! We watched the how to videos and followed the directions! VERY SATISFIED!!!!
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