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How to Choose a Concrete Sealer

stampsheen high gloss concrete sealer walttoolsHow do I choose a concrete sealer?  Great question!  The answer depends on (1) what you are protecting and (2) what kind of effects that you want to see on the appearance of your project.

One of the most notable differences between water-based and solvent-based sealers is that solvent-based sealers will "wet out" or darken the surface, but water-based will not (EXCEPTION: HEAL AND SEAL and EPOXY). That means your colors and surface will be darker in appearance after sealing. If you like your surface as you see it and it just needs to be protected, then a water-based product will likely be suitable. Water-based concrete sealers, in general, have very little odor and are water clean, which makes them more convenient to use.

Concrete sealers/coatings come in both water-based and solvent-based formulas, and as a single component or multiple component. Most of them will provide a visible effect and protection to a wide variety of surfaces, but many factors come into play. Below you will find a product selection guide based not only on the chemistry, but field knowledge and experience. The concrete sealers and coatings are first separated by interior or exterior use and then types of items being sealed. Sealers from Walttools come in a variety of styles to meet your needs.

Questions? Contact our knowledgeable customer service team at 888-263-5895. They can help you choose the right concrete waterproofing, concrete sealing, or concrete coating product for your application.

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