Clear Concrete Sealers and High Traffic Coatings
Acrylic sealers are used primarily outside due to their ability to breathe and let trapped moisture underneath out. Typical surfaces include concrete drives, walkways and overlays.
Epoxies are one of the most popular coatings used in residential and commercial floors. Water Based formulas prime the surface, while 100% solids provide superior durability.
Xtreme Series Sealers
Designed to be used in conjunction with the Xtreme Series and DFRC bag mixes, these sealers can protect walls, floors, and concrete countertops. Food safe & high heat resistant.
Be it a new concrete project, or simply the revitalizing of an old one, maintaining a strong protective coating can be the key to keeping your project in excellent condition for years. We have chemically designed a coating for each individual application you could possibly have, and we take great pride in making sure each one is formulated to give you the strongest, cleanest and longest lasting protection for your surfaces
For indoor coatings, you can select from our large varieties of polyurethanes, polyaspartics or epoxies. If you’re looking to protect a piece of casted concrete, check out some of the sealers in the Xtreme Series lineup. For keeping that outdoor concrete application strong, try one of our Acrylics or Cure & Seals. And, of course, no matter what your project needs, we can find you a pigmented sealer for indoor or outdoor use through our ON DEMAND coatings that will perfectly match your color schemes.
So put SureCrete to the test, as we pride ourselves on provided the strongest and easiest to apply sealers and coatings in the concrete industry so that you will always be using the very best coatings product on the market. We’re confident that we have a sealer that will perfectly match your project needs.
How do I determine which concrete sealer to use?
A few factors need to be taken into consideration. Is the sealer to be used indoors or is it to be outdoors. Generally sealers that can be used outside like the Sure seal family of sealers can be used inside and outside, they are vapor permeable acrylics. Conversely the Dura-Kote line of sealers should not be outdoors because there are not vapor permeable. There are also much more durable than acrylics. Also if want a Gloss or satin finish will help you determine your which sealer to use.
Can I install a solvent based sealer over my existing water based sealer?
No, The two are not compatible in that way, you would want to install a water based sealer over to existing water based sealer. The solvent sealer will dissolve the solids in WB sealer and make a slimy mess. But you can install a WB sealer over a solvent base sealer as it will not dissolve the base coat. Either way you must make sure the surface has been roughed up and sound before applying any sealer.
After I rolled my sealer on it got white in certain areas, what causes this?
More than likely “moisture” The sealer, especially solvent acrylic sealers if rolled on to heavy can experience this problem. It is caused by the solvent evaporating too quickly at the surface, creating a sealing film that will not allow the remainder solvents to evaporate. It can also be caused by excessive moisture in the slab that cannot escape because the coating is too heavy. Remember “thin is to win” when applying most coatings. Better off with two thin coats that 12 thick coat.
What types of concrete coatings, sealants, and sealers are available?
When looking at the choices in cement based concrete sealants you have four main sealer technologies’ to choose from: acrylic, polyurethane, epoxy, polymer. Each sealer has specific attributes that make it a great choice for concrete surfaces. Each concrete sealer is generally available in both solvent based and water based formulations. Water based is not always better than solvent based, but it usually provides a lower VOC content which is important in low VOC states.
Which states have specific VOC laws for concrete coatings, sealants, and sealers?
The following states allow a maximum of 400 g/L: •Ohio
The following states allow a maximum of 100 g/L:
Los Angeles County, California
How to choose an Exterior / Outdoor Concrete Sealer?
Due to the constant moisture which comes in contact with exterior surfaces it is essential to choose a breathable exterior concrete sealer. Commonly acrylic sealers are used because they breathe and can let out trapped moisture coming up through the concrete. Although it releases moisture out in a gas form it still repels moisture and oils that come from the top of the concrete surface.
If you live in the south portion of the United States you generally deal will intense heat and UV. Attributes to look for in a sealer are: bonding strength, hot tire pickup, and the quality of the acrylic used. Low cost acrylic sealers have a lower quality acrylic and therefore wear down quickly causing a short time of protection and a higher maintenance for resealing. SureCrete suggests the use of the Super 20 or Super 30 acrylic sealer in states such as Texas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Super 20 – 600 g/l and is a 30% solids concrete acrylic sealer
Super 30 – 600 g/l and is a 30% solids concrete acrylic sealer
Super WB – Low VOC 100 g/l and is a 30% solids concrete acrylic sealer
Areas that deal with multiple freeze thaw cycles require great attention if maximum protection is wanted from your exterior concrete sealer. Not only do you need a quality acrylic sealer to repel moisture, oil, and hot tire pickup you also deal with issues such as: multiple freeze thaw cycles, de-icing agents such as salts, and abrasion from snow removal. De-icing agents such as salt eats away at concrete sealers and when it gets to the concrete surface will cause damage to the concrete in the form of spalling. SureCrete suggests that you upgrade to a premium sealer that not only uses a quality acrylic but also carries Silane properties. Silane alters the porosity of the concrete surface and slows moisture migration, efflorescence, and acts as a backup to the acrylic film. This additional protection helps you avid unwanted damage to your concrete and helps prevent spalling.
HS 260 – Premium acrylic sealer with Silane, 600 g/l and is a 20% solids concrete acrylic sealer
HS 240 – Premium 20% acrylic sealer with Silane, Low VOC 400 g/l
HS 360 – Premium acrylic sealer with Silane, 600 g/l and is a 30% solids concrete acrylic sealer
HS 340 – Premium 30% acrylic sealer with Silane, Low VOC 400 g/l
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