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stamped concreteRestoring Stamped Concrete Surfaces

Stamped concrete is a concrete surface that is tinted and "stamped" to create a textured appearance. These types of surface require periodic maintenance and sealing to retain the surface color and protect from the elements. All you need to do is clean and apply a Wet Look Sealer. Wet Look Sealers can enhance the natural colors of your concrete and come in Matte, Semi-Gloss, and Higher Gloss shine.

  1. The use of a pressure washer is suggested when cleaning the stamped concrete. Cleaning chemicals are not needed when removing dirt, grime, and vegetation. If you have stains then we would suggest using a cleaner that is specific to the type of stain. i.e. Rust remover to clean rust, Oil stain remover to clean oil drips, etc.
  2. Removal of old sealers is suggested if your previous sealer has failed. Usually this is noticeable by a yellowing or whitening of the old sealer. If you do not have any discoloration, then it is not needed to remove the old coatings. Strippers needed to accomplish this are considered HazMat and we cannot ship them. If searching for a stripper at your local store, look for the active ingredient "Methylene Chloride". Stripping sealers is very difficult and is only suggested if absolutely needed
  3. Allow the stamped concrete to dry thoroughly for 1-2 days.
  4. Blow or sweep off dirt or grime.
  5. Apply sealer by rolling or spraying. A sponge type roller usually works better then a nap roller. If spraying a solvent based sealer, you must use a heavy duty metal sprayer. Cheap plastic sprayers will not work with solvent based brick sealers. Do not apply sealer to wet or high moisture content concrete! The sealer will turn whitish in color.
  6. Let dry for 3-4 fours for foot traffic and 24 hours for vehicular or heavy duty traffic.

*Make sure that you follow all manufacturers instructions.

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re: SEALER FOR COMPOSITE STONE
Not sure if it will work well on this or not. I would suggest getting a sample to test first:
https://www.opwdecks.com/paver-sealer-samples.htm

Thanks!
TheSealerStore , June 02, 2015
Sealer for composite stone
Hello,
I am considering applying SuperSeal Matte to some composite stone work surrounding my outside deck. My first question is would you recommend this product for such a project and how should I go about preparing the surface before treatment? The stone is new and is under a covered roof. I do not anticipate the stone being exposed to too much sun or water, I am mainly using it to enhance the look of the stone. Thanks!
rirawh , June 02, 2015
re: REMOVING POWER WASH MARKS FROM STAMPED CONCRETE
You cannot fix these marks. It may not show up that much though once sealed.
TheSealerStore , May 07, 2015
Removing Power Wash Marks from stamped concrete
Please help. I used the fine spray tip on our power washer to clean our stamped concrete patio. It left marks like "Zorro"! Ugh! I had previously used a garden hose and it was fine but, my boyfriend handed me the power washer and left me to wash it without changing the nozzle to spray. Please tell me this is fixable. We are supposed to have it sealed but, obviously can't do that now until this is remedied. Are there professionals out there that could do this for me? I am not confident in handling this myself.
B. Barry , May 07, 2015
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There must be some means of delivering HazMats, I mean, how do you get it from A to B? Deliver the raw materials and cook it up on-site?

I guess you'd need some kind of special equipment that costs a fortune. Anyway, I took my pressure-washer to the concrete last week, and I have to say, the value of my house just went up by at least $2000. It seriously looks that good now.
Aries , February 24, 2009

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