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Old 12-20-13, 08:33 PM
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Block Sealer

I am having 4" block installed for a private indoor, outdoor dog runs. What type of sealer should I be using? How long should I wait before I seal? It will be climate control for the indoor runs and would like to paint over it. Of course it would be hosed down every day.
 
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Old 12-21-13, 02:55 AM
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on vertical walls, find ' block sealer ' avail @ sher-wms, dulux, apron/vest stores,,, for better / faster results, we use 3/4" nap rollers,,, may need 2 coats,,, IF you're having the block placed for a floor, paint's not doggie resistant so use a coating - i'd suggest a solvent epoxy properly installed
 

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As long as it's above grade, most any block filler will work. I normally use a 1"-1.5" roller cover and only apply 1 coat .... but I apply the block fill liberally [runs and all] and then after a few feet I go back and reroll the previous area to dress it up. Cardboard works great as a drop cloth. Correctly primed block will have all/most of the pores in the block filled with the primer. It's best to give the mortar a day or two to dry before applying the block fill.

What type of top coat you use is important! Blockfill by itself doesn't wear great. A bare minimum would be a latex enamel ..... or you could go all out and apply a latex epoxy. IMO you'd be best off NOT applying any coating to the concrete floor. If you insist on coating the floor, I'd recommend a concrete stain - it will wear away but is easy to recoat.
 
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Old 12-21-13, 09:06 AM
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I am not painting the concrete floor but the mason said he would spray seal the floor for me after it cured. All suggestions are greatly appreciated since this is new construction, I want to do it right the first time.
 
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IF the mason/architect knew his stuff, he'd have applied/spec'd a ' cure 'n' seal ' product after finishing,,, now you're stuck w/wtr-based sealers UNLESS you prep the floor,,, for dogs, i'd use wtr-bas'd
 
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Thank you for the information
 
 

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