I’m staining my concrete driveway. Which brand (Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, etc. ) is the best to use?

4 Comments on “I’m staining my concrete driveway. Which brand (Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, etc. ) is the best to use?

  1. === congratulations … you can expect to repaint this driveway every 3 to 4 years === best to leave it alone and don’t paint or stain === at least that is my opinion , ,, ,,,

  2. There isn’t really that much difference between the top national brands. You’d just want to avoid something like Behr or whatever else they sell at home improvement stores.

  3. We had some pretty good results staining the concrete floor in our thrift store, which received TONS of foot traffic and lots of hard wheel traffic (shopping carts), and it held up pretty well. However, it was never in the weather, so no word on what freezing temps and a good solid thunderstorm could do to it.

    We used Sherwin-Williams. I strongly prefer S-W paints because, even though I seriously hate doing it, I really want my paint jobs to look good, and S-W usually gives very good results, better enough than the competitors to be worth the extra expense in my opinion. And I paint enough to have some pretty well-founded, experience-based opinions.

    I do not know whether XTX is right about the stuff only being good for a few years. Like I said, mine was an indoor application, so your mileage may vary. I do have just this to say: if it looks okay as concrete, no 1 has any further expectation of its appearance. It’s concrete, and that’s where everything stops. Dress it up, though, and it becomes something you have to maintain from time to time in order to keep that improved appearance looking good.

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