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    Fred Coffey · 11/13/2017
    Please recommend cleaner and sealer for waterproofing a concrete patio poured on corrugated steel pan. Prefer for the concrete to not have a glossy appearance after treatment. Can you also recommend a crack caulk that is compatible with the sealer? Should I caulk cracks before or after the sealer application?
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    Darlene Mason · 11/09/2017
    I just finished my fire place in a new construction. I am looking for something to seal the hearth stone. what product would be best to put a finish on it to seal it from stains and maybe darken the stone a bit because it was to be a taupe color and it looks white? also don't need a large amount. Thanks.
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    The Sealer Store · 09/21/2017
    Tres"][quote name="TheSealerStore:

    You surface requires a wet look sealer with some gloss. A siloxane type sealer will not work to seal in colored stain.[/quote]

    Can you elaborate on why a siloxane type sealer will not work to seal in colored stain? Is it because the colored stain has reacted with the free lime? Or is there some other reason?
    thank you for your time,
    Tres

    Siloxane sealers are fully penetrating that create an internal barrier. They will not protect a dye/stain that is on the surface, You need a filing coating for this.
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    Tres · 09/20/2017
    TheSealerStore:

    You surface requires a wet look sealer with some gloss. A siloxane type sealer will not work to seal in colored stain.


    Can you elaborate on why a siloxane type sealer will not work to seal in colored stain? Is it because the colored stain has reacted with the free lime? Or is there some other reason?
    thank you for your time,
    Tres
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    The Sealer Store · 09/19/2017
    Tres:
    We recently had our driveway and walkway redone. The concrete is a little over 30 days old. It is stamped and spray on colored. It also had the fiber additive. I am interested in a Silane/Siloxane deep penetrating water repellent sealer and my wife is interested in the "wet look". Is there a product that does both very well? If not, can you apply Silane/Siloxane product then apply the "wet look" product? What would be the downside (if any) for using both products?
    thank you for your time.

    You surface requires a wet look sealer with some gloss. A siloxane type sealer will not work to seal in colored stain.
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    Tres · 09/19/2017
    We recently had our driveway and walkway redone. The concrete is a little over 30 days old. It is stamped and spray on colored. It also had the fiber additive. I am interested in a Silane/Siloxane deep penetrating water repellent sealer and my wife is interested in the "wet look". Is there a product that does both very well? If not, can you apply Silane/Siloxane product then apply the "wet look" product? What would be the downside (if any) for using both products?
    thank you for your time.
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    The Sealer Store · 08/19/2017
    Christine Molling:
    Have a textured stamped "brick colored" concrete walkway and patio on the OR coast- lots of rain, rarely freezes, but a couple times year. Condition of concrete: sealant gone, a bit worn since put in 11 yrs. ago. Medium foot traffic. What do you suggest: Super Seal 25 or 30? The specs on both seem about the same, except 25 says Semi-gloss and 30 High gloss. Please advise. Thank you so much :-)

    Yes, either would work and the only difference is that the 30 is a little bit shinier than the 25
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    Christine Molling · 08/18/2017
    Have a textured stamped "brick colored" concrete walkway and patio on the OR coast- lots of rain, rarely freezes, but a couple times year. Condition of concrete: sealant gone, a bit worn since put in 11 yrs. ago. Medium foot traffic. What do you suggest: Super Seal 25 or 30? The specs on both seem about the same, except 25 says Semi-gloss and 30 High gloss. Please advise. Thank you so much :-)
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    The Sealer Store · 07/12/2017
    Jim Alt:
    I just had about 1000sf of new aggregate concrete added to my existing aggregate driveway. It was poured yesterday and my contractor wanted to seal it with SuperSeal30 today. It is my understanding, though, the concrete should cure 14-28 days before sealing, so we will wait. He told me the SuperSeal 30 comes in different colors- he recommended a brown for covering old and new- but I don't see any reference to color choices in the 5 gallon cans. Is there, and am I doing the right thing to wait 2-4 weeks to seal it? I live in hot, humid, central Virginia

    SuperSeal 30 is a cure and seal so it can be applied as soon as it is dry. We do not offer it in colors on our website.
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    Jim Alt · 07/12/2017
    I just had about 1000sf of new aggregate concrete added to my existing aggregate driveway. It was poured yesterday and my contractor wanted to seal it with SuperSeal30 today. It is my understanding, though, the concrete should cure 14-28 days before sealing, so we will wait. He told me the SuperSeal 30 comes in different colors- he recommended a brown for covering old and new- but I don't see any reference to color choices in the 5 gallon cans. Is there, and am I doing the right thing to wait 2-4 weeks to seal it? I live in hot, humid, central Virginia
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    The Sealer Store · 07/03/2017
    JamesAB:
    Looking for the best paver sealer to use that Illinois allows. I'm looking for one that will give a "wet look "back to my 15 year old paver deck.
    Thank you !!

    Look at this product:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/voc-compliant.htm
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    JamesAB · 07/02/2017
    Looking for the best paver sealer to use that Illinois allows. I'm looking for one that will give a "wet look "back to my 15 year old paver deck.
    Thank you !!
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    The Sealer Store · 06/27/2017
    Kenny:
    Restoring old red brick house in deep south, a lot of heat, sun and moisture.... would like a product that will protect and also have a wet look finish and of course last....Regards

    Hello,

    Wet look sealers will not work on vertical brick. Dries blotchy. For sealing, you would want the Masonry Saver Vertical Brick Sealer:
    https://www.opwdecks.com/masonry-saver-defy-brick-water-repellent-5-gallon.htm
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    Kenny · 06/27/2017
    Restoring old red brick house in deep south, a lot of heat, sun and moisture.... would like a product that will protect and also have a wet look finish and of course last....Regards
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    The Sealer Store · 05/30/2017
    Cwa:
    I am located in Toronto Canada. Cold winters and hot summers! Cheers,
    Chris

    Try the Masonry Saver Decorative Concrete Sealer.
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    Cwa · 05/30/2017
    I am located in Toronto Canada. Cold winters and hot summers! Cheers,
    Chris
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    The Sealer Store · 05/29/2017
    Cwa:
    Hello,
    How long after a new backyard/patio stamped concrete job should I wait until applying a sealer? I am looking for a sealer which will repel water, penetrate to protect from freeze/thaw seasonal changes, resist stains from bbq, spills, etc and have a colour enhancing wet look. Would this sealer once applied, have to be cleaned/stripped the following year and the process repeated?
    Cheers

    Where are you located?
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    Cwa · 05/29/2017
    Hello,
    How long after a new backyard/patio stamped concrete job should I wait until applying a sealer? I am looking for a sealer which will repel water, penetrate to protect from freeze/thaw seasonal changes, resist stains from bbq, spills, etc and have a colour enhancing wet look. Would this sealer once applied, have to be cleaned/stripped the following year and the process repeated?
    Cheers
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    The Sealer Store · 04/05/2017
    Pam Krueger:
    Can super seal be applied over painted concrete floor?

    No, it is not designed for that.
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    Pam Krueger · 04/05/2017
    Can super seal be applied over painted concrete floor?