Concrete is easier to maintain and will last longer if it has a protective coating. There are many coatings available, and which one you choose is based upon the appearance and purpose you hope to accomplish. Acrylic-based sealers are a popular choice in finish.
Acrylic is clear plastic that is made to imitate glass, but is much more versatile and durable. This acrylic stain produced by Thompson's WaterSeal provides a waterproof seal while adding color to the concrete. It comes in 40 colors and is resistant to mildew, UV damage, scuffs, and flaking. This stain works to both stain the concrete and to seal it against potential damage.
There are also transparent acrylic seals available. These provide all of the positive sealing aspects as the stain mentioned above, but are transparent. Transparent seals can be used over existing finishes, or applied directly to bare concrete. The transparent nature creates a wet look that allows the natural colors of pavers or concrete to have a continuous vibrant color.
To apply an acrylic seal, first prepare the surface with thorough cleaning. After it is clean and dry, use a brush, sponge, or roller to apply the seal. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions and only apply in the proper temperatures. This will help to avoid bubbling, peeling, or failure of the seal.
Sealing your concrete surface will not only give it an illustrious shine, but it will also help prevent water damage, the growth of mold and mildew, and help to make cleaning easier. Acrylic products are reliable and durable, and quite common. Request free estimates from skilled concrete contractors in your area today to assist you in finding and applying the right acrylic seal to your surface.
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