BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain No. 850

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BEHR PREMIUM Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain provides the variation of color found in some natural stone. Surface imperfections, concrete composition, texture and application technique will affect the finished appearance. For a uniform solid color, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® Solid Color Concrete Stain.

Finish
Flat Finish
Best for use in
Use on properly prepared interior and exterior vertical or horizontal surfaces.
Coverage
Rough: 250-400 sq ft per gallon; Smooth: 400-500 sq ft per gallon depending on application method and substrate porosity. It does not include the loss of material from spraying.

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Product Usage

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Rough Surface
250-400 Sq. Ft
Smooth Surface
400-500 Sq. Ft.

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1 HR Dry Time 
4 HR Recoat Time

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Soap & Water
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Protect
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Where to Use

For uncoated and unsealed, properly prepared Interior or Exterior Patios, Pavers, Driveways*, Walkways, Garage Floors* and other concrete floors.

  • * The composition of concrete varies; therefore, the lack of proper surface preparation and/or over application can lead to automobile tires lifting the product from the surface.
  • CAUTION: Stained surfaces may become slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on surface when moisture is present. DO NOT use on areas subject to hydrostatic pressure.
Usage Summary
Preparation

The following steps are recommended for best results.

  • New concrete must cure for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Remove old coating or sealer, if present, using a concrete & masonry paint stripper product.
  • Test: Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the surface. If water is quickly absorbed, the surface is ready. If not absorbed, re-etch.
  • For proper penetration and adhesion of topcoat, use a product such as a concrete & masonry cleaner & etcher to clean and etch the surface.
  • Remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product. Follow all label instructions.
  • Apply a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® CONCRETE & MASONRY BONDING PRIMER NO. 880 to increase adhesion of topcoat to the surface. Follow all label instructions.
Application
  • Do not thin. Intermix cans of same products to ensure color uniformity. STIR thoroughly before and during application. Use product when temperature is between 50–90°F (10-32°C). Do not apply in direct sunlight. Apply to dry concrete. Do not apply if rain or heavy dew is expected within 24 hours.
  • Apply stain in small concrete sections approximately 4' by 4' (1.2 m x 1.2 m). Work quickly and feather edges. Apply with a high quality pump sprayer at a fine spray setting using a circular motion. Immediately after spraying, back-roll with a 3/8" nap roller or pad applicator to achieve a more even appearance. Spread rate varies depending on the surface texture, porosity and texture of surface.
  • Allow first coat to dry before deciding if a second coat is necessary. An additional coat will provide a darker and more uniform color.
    Note : Horizontal surfaces may be subject to premature wear. Periodic touch-ups may be necessary.
Optional Topcoat
  • For added protection, use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM WET-LOOK SEALER NO. 985 for a high-gloss finish or a product such as BEHR PREMIUM LOW-LUSTRE SEALER NO. 986 for a low-gloss finish. Allow stain at least 4 hours to dry before topcoating. Follow all label instructions.
Dry Time
  • Longer dry time required in cooler temperatures and in higher humidity. Allow 24 hours for light foot traffic.
  • Surfaces may be subjected to light foot traffic after 24 hours. Allow 72 hours before subjecting surface to heavy foot traffic, repositioning furniture or automotive traffic. Park tires on corrugated cardboard for 7 days after applying stain. After 30 days, clean as needed with a mild, non-abrasive liquid detergent.
Clean Up
  • Clean with soap and water.
  • Properly dispose of all soiled rags and protect unused product from freezing.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused paint, 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® Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable We applied this product after prepping the concrete floor with a “green” product rather than muriatic acid. We then applied the required Behr concrete prep and then 2 coats of the stain. We rolled it on rather than spraying it on because spraying did not work at all for us. Two years later the floor still looks great in spite of foot traffic and three dogs. Recommend!
Date published: 2018-12-24
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