Acrylics are probably the most popular because of their cost effectiveness, penetrating ability, and breath ability. Although they are not the most durable, acrylic sealers for residential interior stained concrete usually perform just fine.
If a harder or more scratch resistant sealer is required a urethane sealer may be the answer. Urethane sealers come in many forms and provide an abrasion resistant surface and high gloss, but most are not moisture tolerant. This means if you are acid staining a new concrete slab or working below grade a moisture test is required before deciding on a urethane sealer.
If a high-build, high gloss surface is desired, an Epoxy may be the answer. Epoxies provide a thicker, glossier floor than acrylics or urethanes, but like urethanes if moisture is an issue you may have problems. Also, some epoxies require a deeper profile in the concrete surface for the epoxy to adhere.
After the last coat of required sealer is applied a wax or floor finish may be desired.
Sealing Acid Stain and Decorative Concrete
Once a decorative concrete floor is finished the best way of keeping it looking great
is to seal and protect its surface. Sealants and coatings are also used for other
Sealants are usually included in the installation scope of work similar to a hardwood floor installation, but any ongoing maintenance is rarely included.
Concrete sealants and finishes can add a matte, satin, low or high gloss shine to floors. They can bring out the beautiful colors in the floor as well as add a protective barrier that allows the floor to be maintained and looking its best for a very long time.
There are many types of sealers on the market today, each one with advantages and disadvantages. In choosing a sealer you should decide what the most important factor is for you. Although there are numerous sealers for sealing interior stained concrete flooring on the market today, most sealers fall in one of three categories: acrylics, urethanes, and epoxies.
As an added service to our valued customers we offer cleaning and sealing or resealing of any of our decorative concrete projects at a reasonable price. If your job was installed by another company we'd be happy to offer our services to you as well.
We use a high powered pressure washer combined with cleaning solutions to thoroughly prepare all types of surfaces for resealing. These surfaces include:
To schedule maintenance or resealing of your acid stained, stamped or overlayed concrete surface, please call us at 610-628-3456 for evaluation and estimate.
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