Advice on Concrete Sealer


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Old 04-17-07, 04:04 PM
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Advice on Concrete Sealer

I acid stained my patio last year and sealed it with Increte solvent based concrete sealer. Now the shine is gone and need to re-apply. 1) Do i have to remove the old sealer or can i just clean it and re-apply?, 2) Is there a better sealer which can give me more gloss? Thanks.
 
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Old 04-17-07, 04:21 PM
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As long as it isn't peeling, etc I see no reason why you can't just reseal. Using my deep involvement in wood working, and automotive finishes as my guide, I know that after I have applied a couple coats of clear coat, and then sanded such the shine always disappears, but when I recoat, it comes right back. I would certainly think that such would be true with concrete sealer. THAT IS IF THE SEALER IS DESIGNED TO PRODUCE A SHINE.

I will let the concrete guys-gals recommend a sealer though.

Let us know how it turns out, PLEASE.

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Old 04-17-07, 05:59 PM
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Here is the secret to maintaining acid stained floors:

Stain it, seal it wax it. The sealer protects the stain, the wax protects the sealer. Sealer is very hard to re-do, while wax is simple. So long as you have no peeling, yellowing, or stains on the sealer, just clean it very well and reapply the sealer. Then wax it heavily and often!
 
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Old 04-17-07, 06:01 PM
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Waxed, the sealer will last 5 to 10 years, BTW, instead of the one year you got. A good sealer will cost 30-50 bucks a gallon; what does wax cost in comparison?
 
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Tscarbrough, some wax is not good for outside use, correct?

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Thanks. What type of wax can I use for outside?
 
 

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