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Old 10-21-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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Three weeks ago I had a new concrete floor poured in my garage and would like to seal it before the cold weather sets in and subjects it to snow ice and road salt, etc.. I live north of Boston.
How long do I need to wait before sealing the floor. I know it should cure in 28 days or so but it has already been cold here. Any product recommendations would be helpful.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:56 AM   #2
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sher-wms has solvent & wtr bas'd sealers,,, pick whichever you like,,, tree-huggers/pseudo-enviromentalists seem to like wtr-based & re-sealing every yr,,, guys who like to do it only ever 4 or 5 yrs use solvent-based,,, yes, i know, apron stores ALSO sell sealer stuff but you get better results w/sher-wms,,, we use mtls not avail to you UNLESS your local elitecrete distributor'll sell you ' css '

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Old 10-22-2009, 07:52 AM   #3
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I've used these and like them. Your temp situation may force you to wait until spring for just about anything if your temps are dropping below the minimum temps stated by the manufacturer of whatever you use. I like these products, by the way although they may be overkill for your application?

http://uscoatingsolutions.com/concrete-paint.html

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Old 10-22-2009, 08:10 AM   #4
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I'm with IRC on this, go to Shewin-Williams to check out the H&C solvent based if you have enough ventilation. Don't forget to look into "Shark Grip" of whatever slip additive they have. IMO, a hard troweled & sealed floor is going to be borderline dangerous in winter W/O an anti-slip additive. The anti-slip works far better in the solvent based sealers than in the water based.

3-4 weeks should be sufficient for any solvent based, even shorter for water based.
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what is the differents between solvent and water base sealer. Do you apply these 2 sealers differently or what.
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mainly sealability & longevity - solvent based sealers need resealing less often & are more resistant to stains,,, we'll either spray or roll on w/18" rollers,,, ALWAYS keep a wet edge no matter how you apply it

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