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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Concrete Sealer For Home Patio & Sidewalk
I am looking to clean up my concrete patio and sidewalks that are on my property. When I say sidewalks, I mean slabs of concrete that are maybe 3 feet by 4 feet in some areas of my property.
In some places, I have iron stains on it and what not. I'll clean that up. But, once I do I was wondering what I should purchase to seal the concrete?
I am debating if I should go with a natural look sealer? Or perhaps a wet look? Does the wet look sort of make the concrete pop or look nice?
What about the longevity of a good concrete sealer? What should I expect? I sort of like the idea of perhaps having to re-seal every few years. This way, I'm not locked into a particular product. If the sealer doesn't work or I don't like the results, I can then reapply a different sealer in a few years. So I am not sure if I should be looking for a permanent concrete sealer? Or just something to seal concrete for a few years?
Are most sealers removable if I make a mistake?
What ingredient is preferable for a good concrete sealer?
I was thinking about using either of these two product:
QUIKRETE Wet Look Sealer - High Gloss:
"High Gloss is a water-based, high gloss, siliconized acrylic clear sealer designed to water proof, seal and enhance the color of decorative concrete, masonry, pavers, brick and natural stone surfaces. Wet-look sealer–high gloss repels water and protects from oil, gasoline, grease, salts, acids, household chemicals, food stains and is UV resistant":
QUIKRETE Waterproffing Sealer - Natural Look:
"Natural Look is a water-based, silane-siloxaine formulation designed to waterproof and seal concrete, masonry, brick, pavers, and stucco surfaces. Waterproofing Sealer - Natural Look repels water and protects from oil, gasoline, grease, salts and UV rays without changing the appearance of the substrate":
The only permanent concrete sealer that I know of is RadonSeal. But I'm not sure how good it is:
Does anyone recommend using the QUICKRETE sealers? Or is there something else I should consider in place of it?
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