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 finish.
- HomeDepot.com (2) STAR based on 81 Reviews
“Wet look” can mean two things. It can mean “high gloss” and it can mean “makes the concrete look wet”. Some manufactures offer a wet look that doesn’t the concrete but gives it a high gloss finish, and other manufacturers offer a wet look that darkens the concrete to make it look wet and give it a high gloss finish. For this reason, if you are looking for a wet look sealer, it is always best to contact the manufacturer first if you are unsure which their product does. Some companies, like the Armor AR350, clearly post their before and after photos, but others rely strictly on stock images that can be misleading to consumers.
We read through most of the reviews on the BEHR wet look sealer and many people complained that they didn’t get a real wet look, and that the sealer was peeling. The explanation as to why is fairly simple. The BEHR wet look sealer is not a true acrylic sealer – it is an acrylic latex sealer. Anything contain latex will function like a paint. You won’t get the darkened look to make your concrete look wet, and you will absolutely have issues with peeling because latex isn’t breathable and doesn’t bond to the concrete within the surface pores. Acrylic latex sealers in general are very hard to maintain and recoat.
If you want a wet look sealer then you want an acrylic lacquer or an acrylic co-polymer. Solvent based acrylics will darken the surface to make them look wet, and water based acrylics will give a high gloss without darkening the surface. Learn about Types of Acrylic Sealers.
If after reading a product description you are still unsure then you should contact the manufacturer before order so that you have the best information available to make a good purchasing decision.
- Eagle High Gloss Sealer (average 4.6 star review)
- Armor AR350 Wet Look Sealer (average 4.8 star review)
- Armor AR500 High Gloss Sealer (average 4.9 star review)
- Enduraseal SB Acrylic Sealer (average 4.5 star review)