Originally Posted by Amo-cat3
Every thread I found with google always came back to rustoleum customer service telling customer they "prepped or applied incorrectly". Just was wondering if anyone here had any success with this product. I did my back patio with Behr semi-transparent concrete stain - 3 different colors i tried to layer (probably not a good idea in the first place), put water based acrylic sealer, and is peeling/chipping at 1 yr old. Here's a pic after first coat of semi gloss sealer:
Seems to be the standard line. I cleaned the floor religiously. I vacuumed, mopped, let it dry. Applied a mild water-soluble solvent to lift anything adhered, then scrubbed it with a stiff-bristled brush to really make sure. Then I rinse-mopped it 5 times to make sure I'd gotten all of the solvent up. Then I let it dry for three days to make sure there was no liquid left on/in the concrete to screw up the bond. I mixed the resin with a brand new paint stirrer (at huge personal expense!
) and used a brand new paint roller to lay it down.
Six months later half of it had peeled up, and not uniformly, so I hid it under a laminate floor. Rustoleum's customer support (HA!) didn't want to hear a word of it, they just kept coming back to "you must have had an error somewhere, or still had solvent on the concrete.
I wonder if something oil-based would work better than either what you or I've tried? My parents painted their cellar floor with an oil-based paint probably years ago, and it still looks like new. Cleans up easy, and doesn't seem to scuff or scrape. Not sure how it'd hold up for exterior applications, though...