When sealing stamped concrete, it is important to choose the right professional team and the right materials. This applies to the performance of the sealer as well as its impact on appearance. For best results, you should always select the best quality sealer available. This means choosing a sealer from a reputable manufacturer that uses high quality acrylics, resins, or epoxies. A low-quality sealer can fail too soon and lead to callback’s and lost earnings.
The gloss level is another important factor when selecting a sealer. Most sealers will enhance or deepen color but they have varying levels of shine. Decorative concrete sealers range from satin to high gloss finishes. Satin finishes darken the color a little bit but add minimal shine. Satin sealers are good for subtle, natural appearance.
Correct installation is just as important as choosing the right sealer. Sealer failures are almost always a result of mistakes during application or surface preparation. Sealing stamped concrete isn’t too different from other kinds of concrete. Installers have to make sure the concrete is free of contaminants and other bond breakers.
Liquid release residue and excessive antique release powder can cause sealer failure. New stamped concrete has a tight finish, meaning there isn’t a much opportunity for the sealer to mechanically bond. A light etch, which is needed anyway to remove excess release, is enough to open up the pores and give sealer a good bond
Sealer should be reapplied every few years, as wear and deterioration dictate. When using the same sealer, you can typically get away with cleaning and a light profile. With deterioration, sealer failure, or changing sealers, it is necessary to strip the existing sealer and start over.
Application techniques for sealing stamped concrete are simple. Most sealers are applied using a standard, solvent-resistant pump sprayer. Spraying is best for even coverage. Some sealers can be rolled and it is best to apply in a crosshatch pattern between coats. This minimizes marks and reduces the likelihood of less than full coverage.
Maintaining the sealer is important to ensure long lasting and attractive concrete. Unmaintained or failing sealer looks bad and does not protect the concrete. For most sealers, you just need to clean it regularly with a neutral cleanser and clean water. When the sealer is worn through, reapply the sealer as directed by your experts.
You’ll agree, a lot of effort goes into maintaining a residential or commercial property. Often this includes hard surfaces like the patio, driveway, and walkways. As they are all important parts of your Stouffville’s home’s exterior, to protect your investment, your outdoor surfaces must be cleaned and sealed efficiently.
SealAll can restore your hard surfaces to their original beauty. It will make a huge difference. Why let the hard surfaces around your home become built up with grime, dirt, mold, or algae when you can now restore your exteriors to its past glory.
At SealAll, we provide a very affordable concrete cleaning and sealing service for Stouffville households and businesses. SealAll offers professional interlock cleaning services for homes, offices and buildings and provides a wide range of services. We clean and seal your driveways and outdoors leaving it spotless and looking new again! Our professional, environmentally-friendly interlock cleaning is ideal.
We listen carefully to your needs and concerns. Together, we shall lay out a plan for your residential or commercial property and begin our work. Our team is highly passionate about property maintenance. Our attention to detail will leave you feeling happy and satisfied with your clean property.