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RE: Concrete and Brick Sealers / Water Repellents
Quoting Pam Krueger:
Can super seal be applied over painted concrete floor?

No, it is not designed for that.
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Can super seal be applied over painted concrete floor?
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RE: Concrete and Brick Sealers / Water Repellents
Quoting George P.:
2 years ago I had a 60 foot stamped concrete walkway installed with a light tan finish. They then applied a solvent based sealer a few days later. I have noticed numerous chips from the snow shovel, and snow thrower, and I need to repair them. I have some stain which matches perfectly , but it says it has to be used with a sealer. Any suggestions on the kind of sealer and or applicator I should use. Even though I am touching up the stain, I figured I might as well re-seal the whole walkway because their are just too many little chips to seal them individually after it dries. Thanks..

Look at our Super Seal 30 Concrete Sealer for this. It can be rolled on:
www.opwdecks.com/.../
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Re-seal
2 years ago I had a 60 foot stamped concrete walkway installed with a light tan finish. They then applied a solvent based sealer a few days later. I have noticed numerous chips from the snow shovel, and snow thrower, and I need to repair them. I have some stain which matches perfectly , but it says it has to be used with a sealer. Any suggestions on the kind of sealer and or applicator I should use. Even though I am touching up the stain, I figured I might as well re-seal the whole walkway because their are just too many little chips to seal them individually after it dries. Thanks..
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RE: Concrete and Brick Sealers / Water Repellents
Quoting Kirk:
Can I use super seal 30 on my stamped concrete that was poured last spring? Company I used said they sealed it. Finish is very dull looking and wanted a more glossy look. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Frank

Depends on what they sealed it with. Not all our compatible.
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homeowner
Can I use super seal 30 on my stamped concrete that was poured last spring? Company I used said they sealed it. Finish is very dull looking and wanted a more glossy look. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Frank
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re: Supreme Shield SB-600
The Supreme Shield SB-600 does seal the surface and help to reduce pitting from UV exposure.
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home owner
I am interested in purchasing The Supreme Shield SB-600 to seal our concrete pavers because its not glossy. However, the product does not mention any UV protection. Is there a similar product that provides a wet look without the gloss and provides UV protection?

Thanks
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re: CRACK SEAL
We have a Aggregate Crack Filler, but d not sell on the website. You can place a phone order for it. Prep by making sure it is clean and free of any discoloration or stains.
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crack seal
I used Super Seal 30 last year on my colored exposed aggregate patio and was happy with the results. I am planning to apply another coal in the coming weeks. Other than cleaning, do I new to do additional prep work before applying the new sealant coat? Also, I have a crack that I would like to seal. What product do you recommend for sealing a crack? Should I seal the crack before or after applying the Super Seal 30?

Thank you!
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re: DEFY SOLVENT BASED WATER REPELLENT
5-7 years easily.You can use a plastic sprayer but you need one that can handle the solvents. Not all sprayers are made the same.
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Defy Solvent Based Water Repellent
Two questions: I see this product has a warrenty period of 7 years, but what is the expected practical life?
Also - Could I apply this product using (plastic tank) garden sprayer, or would the solvent degrade the plastic?
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Hard to say now how it will work over the multiple coats of the SuperSeal-M. The SS-M may hinder proper penetration and possibly the darkening effect.
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RE: STAMPED CONCRETE - 5 YEARS OLD
I wouldn't say it's porous, as it has had sealer applied for the last 4 out of 5 years, but just 1 coat each year.

Would the Matte be a better product for me than the "M"?
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RE: STAMPED CONCRETE - 5 YEARS OLD
Is the surface porous? If so a stripper will not be needed nor can SuperSeal-M be stripped. It is a penetrating sealer.
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RE: STAMPED CONCRETE - 5 YEARS OLD
Looking at the old order (#28527) it appears I used SuperSeal M, which would explain why I was advised that I didn't need the grip. But I like the description of Matte, in that the concrete has lightened up a bit and making it darker would be good. But as it's around a pool it really needs the grip. It was a bit slick the last time.

So do I need to strip the older sealer? It's in decent condition. And can I just add the one coat with the grip adder??

Thanks in advance.
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re: STAMPED CONCRETE - 5 YEARS OLD
Did you use the SuperSeal M or the SuperSeal Matte? Huge difference. You cannot add grip to the SuperSeal-M.
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Stamped Concrete - 5 Years Old
We had new pool deck laid - stamped concrete. It was pressure washed and sealed the first 3 years, then I didn't seal it the 4th year (just pressure washed). I am wanting to re-seal it this year (5th year) and was going to use the SuperSeal M like I used last time. But this time I want to use the Anti Slip product too (was a bit slick last time). I have 2 questions:
1 - At this stage should I be stripping off the old sealer?
2 - Assuming I don't strip it, Can I use the anti-slip on the 1 coat I plan on using (because it has been sealed before)

Thanks.
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re: Garage Floor Prep
I am sorry but we do not carry a product that will remove paint from a garage floor.
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Garage Floor Prep
What product(s) would I purchase to remove stain and/or paint off a previously painted garage floor? Ideally, I would like to prep the concrete for an epoxy coating. The current concrete floor is a standard 2 car attached garage that was painted/stained over 10 years ago and is flaking and peeling due to tire heat and use.
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re: PRESSURE WASHED CONCRETE
You cannot strop the "grittiness" unless you apply a filming sealer on top and that is not suggested for regular pure concrete. It will look blotchy. You can seal to protect with a water repellent such as these:

www.opwdecks.com/.../
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pressure washed concrete
Our backyard has a lot of concrete that we have never sealed. We didn't know that we could or should. Recently we power washed it to get years of built up stains off. It looks much better, but is gritty in some areas. What would be a good product to put on to stop the grittiness and protect the concrete? How often do you apply it?
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re: illinois sealer voc
You would want the Super Seal VOC version:

www.opwdecks.com/.../
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illinois sealer voc
I need a wet look solvent based concrete color restorer and wet look sealer but the ss 30 isnt avail for me or is it? Illinois zip 60462
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A clear sealer would not give the wet look. A wet look/glossy sealer would do this but they are made for decorative concrete surfaces, not bricks on houses so it may come out blotchy. You could make it look good but you also may end up making it worse and costing you a lot of time any money.
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FOLLOW UP QUESTION RE: LIGHT SPOTS LEFT AFTER USING BLEACH TO CLEAN BRICK
Although you suggested I leave the bricks alone, I am wondering if applying a clear sealer would blend in the lighter spots in the area I cleaned. Some of the cleaned bricks came out much lighter than others. When the cleaned area is wet, the color is much more uniform than when dry and almost matches the color of the brick on the rest of the house. Could I hurt anything by trying a sealer? Or really just leave it be...

Your help is greatly appreciated!
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re: SUPER GRIP ANTI-SLIP ADDITIVE
Not if you are stripping. That means you have no coatings. Do a light first coat than use the Grip in the second coat.
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SUPER GRIP ANTI-SLIP ADDITIVE
Thank you for your quick reply. I'm not sure I stated my question correctly.

Since the stamped concrete was previously sealed, do I need to apply two coats of sealer (I'm currently stripping the old sealer) so that I can add the super grip to the second coat?

I'm stripping the old sealer.
I would like to apply only one coat with the Super Grip, but will that work?

Thank you.
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re: SUPER GRIP ANTI-SLIP ADDITIVE
Yes but only use the Super Grip in the second coat.
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Super Grip Anti-Slip Additive
Hi - I am currently using Concrete and Paver Sealer Stripper to remove the old sealer on my stamped concrete pool deck. I noticed 5 gallons will not be enough and am ordering another 5 gallons. So I assume I will need to order another 5 gallons of the SuperSeal 30 Gloss. I was going to order more Super Grip but I have a question after reading the specs again.

The information states "This product can not be used when only one coat of sealer is applied to a substrate that has not previuosly been sealed. It will work when added to a second coat or a substrate that has been sealed previously." and "This product only works with sealers that leave a film on the concrete to enhance or leave a shine. It will not work with sealers that penetrate into the concrete 100% and do not change the appearance."

My stamped concrete was previously sealed but I'm stripping that sealer. I was not planning on applying 2 coats of the SuperSeal 30 due to financial reasons. So will the Super Grip work then?

Thanks for your help.
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re: FIX FOR LIGHT SPOTS LEFT AFTER USING BLEACH TO CLEAN BRICKS
We would just leave them alone.
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Fix for light spots left after using bleach to clean bricks
I used a diluted bleach solution to clean mold and mildew stains from yellow textured brick and hosed the area down well afterward. The bricks looked great when they were wet but after drying some spots are lighter in color than the rest of the house that I didn't clean. Should I just let these areas darken over time through normal weathering or is there a product that I can apply to darken and blend in the light spots. I don't want a shiny "wet look." Thanks!
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re: CONCRETE DRIVE WAY SEALER QUESTION
Yes you can use Defy Heavy Duty on concrete driveways. It is a penetrating sealer so it will not create any issues on the drive in the Winter.
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Concrete drive way sealer question
The product that I used previously was Defy Heavy Duty water repelant.
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Ronald, we cannot answer your questions without knowing which product you used previously.
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Home owner
I previously used your concrete/brick sealer on my exterior brick walls and was pleased with the results. I accidently spilled some sealer on my concrete driveway and have noticed how well it now repels water.

I tend to get a lot of fungus/algae on my concrete driveway because it does not get a lot of direct sunshine (I live in Raleigh, NC).

I'm considering sealing my entire concrete driveway. I plan on first bleaching the surface to get rid of the growth, and after a good cleaning and drying, I would like to seal the concrete surface. I have the following questions:

1. Is your product recommended for this purpose?
2. Can I expect the sealant to inhibit new fungus/algae growth?
3. Will this cause a problem with winter icing? And will your product reduce traction on the driveway? This is important to me because I have a very steep driveway.

Appreciate your feedback.
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re: applying aggregate crack filler
Not that we can think of. You can always contact Clemons as well but you should be good to seal.
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applying aggregate crack filler
We put down Clemons aggregate crack filler today on our steps after cleaning very well but had some cracks about 1/4 in wide that are deeper than we can see. Maybe 3inches. We filled anyway. The cracks continue down the vertical side of the steps and we filled those also. Anything we should be doing differently before we seal tomorrow? Thanks.
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Without knowing exactly what the stain is exactly, it is impossible to say. Cleaners are specific to the stain/residue and there is not one cleaner that will work in all scenarios.
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HOW TO CLEAN AND SEAL INDOOR RED BRICK WALL
Ok so how can you clean it then?
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re: HOW TO CLEAN AND SEAL INDOOR RED BRICK WALL
No you cannot stop the streaks.
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HOW TO CLEAN AND SEAL INDOOR RED BRICK WALL
Doesn't anyone have an answer to my question that I have put up a few times now but with no answers. :sad: "I have a 16 foot by 9 foot interior red brick wall with full masonry fireplace and am getting white streaks down from the top of the wall from a water leak around chimney. How can I clean and seal this brick so this does not happen again."
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Ken, yes it can be cleaned and recoated as needed.
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I have an aggregate concrete patio, can your Sealer 30 be re coated in future years without major prep work.
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re: Paver Sealing
Brett, try the SuperSeal 30 paver sealant. Apply with a roller.
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Paver Sealing
I recently installed a firepit with surrounding rock pavers and am looking for a good sealer that will slightly darken the pavers and leave a "wet" glossy look. Any recommendations ? Also, any tips on applying the product would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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re: Which Sealer Recommended
Looks more gloss. Either the SuperSeal25 or the SuperSeal 30.
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Which Sealer Recommended
We used a solvent clear coat for one small patio and it made all the bricks simply look dark without bringing out much of the colors. We want to be more careful with the patio attached to our house. What type of sealer would produce the effect seen on this webpage It appears to be a semi-gloss but hard to tell. Thank you
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re: SUPER SEAL CRACK FILLER
We have the exposed aggregate crack filler that they make. You would have to call in the order as we do not sell it off the website. It will work with the Eagle.
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re: CONCRETE SEALER
Coverage for the SS30 on stamped concrete is between 100-150 sq. feet. You are on the edge for being close enough or not.
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concrete sealer
I live in CT. I need to reseal my stamped concrete patio that is roughly 700 sq ft. Is a 5 gal. of SS30 enough?
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concrete sealer
I live in CT. I need to reseal my stamped concrete patio that is roughly 700 sq ft. Is a 5 gal. of SS30 enough?
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super seal crack filler
Can I use the Super Seal crack filler with Eagle Gloss coat acrylic concrete sealer prior to sealing and do you sell it?
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re: CONCRETE SEALING ONT, CANADA
Look at the Masonry Saver Heavy Duty Water Repellent sealer. Applies with a pump sprayer.
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Concrete Sealing Ont, Canada
I have medium broom finished concrete walkways, and would like to protect them. Would prefer a sealer that has a low or no gloss and non-yellowing. All salt damage is a concern as the walkways are near our driveway.
What would you recommend, and how would you apply? Thanks for your help.
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how to clean and seal indoor red brick wall
I have a 16 foot by 9 foot interior red brick wall with full masonry fireplace and am getting white streaks down from the top of the wall from a water leak around chimney. How can I clean and seal this brick so this does not happen again.
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re: Steve Hay
At this point you would need to strip again. If you have some chalky residue after the stripping then clean this off with the Concrete Cleaner Degreaser we sell.
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Steve Hay
Had Brushed Concrete with a yellowing sealer. Used Concrete and Paver Stripper to remove it. Then applied Super SealVOC semi-gloss.
The concrete turned dark brown in areas and almost looked stained. I decided to remove it. Used the Stripper again and it had white chalky areas in random spots.. so I reapplied and it increased the Chalky areas. The concrete looks worse then ever now.
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re: What should you use to clean your sprayer after using super seal 25
Xylene or lacquer thinner.
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What should you use to clean your sprayer after using super seal 25
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Yes they darken as if wet with water.
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I have just laid a new patio with large rectangle concrete stone pavers. They are a light gray color. When wet, they become charcoal or slate gray and dry back to the light gray. Will the Super Sealer 30, 25 or Matte create & maintain this dark gray color when applied?
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Frank, Look at the SuperSeal25 or the SuperSeal 30 for this.
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Sealer Question
I have a year old walkway paved with concrete pavers and polymeric sand. It receives alot of water runoff from the roof. The colors are fading. What do you suggest to seal the walkway and bring back the colors? Wife likes wet look/gloss. Also don't want something that is real slippery, although it is hardly ever used. Thank you in advance.
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re: Seal painted concrete porch
I am sorry but we do not have a sealer that will work for this scenario.
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Seal painted concrete porch
Hi, I have a couple of concerns/questi ons. I stenciled Latex concrete paint onto my concrete front porch (under cover) and was told by home improvement store to use Valspar Wetlook Protective Sealer which I did, it looks fine but when i called Valspar they said I shouldn't have used it over the paint. I have now extended my stencil design down my walkway and don't know what to use to seal it. I don't want high gloss but just a wetlook. It is out in the open but covered by an oak tree so does get rained on - especially in the summer as I'm in Florida so lots of rain. I'd like to be able to use soap and water to wash it down once in a while to keep it clean. Also do I leave the Valspar on or is there something I should put over the top of that? Thank You.
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Look at the Masonry Saver (Defy) Paver sealer for these pavers in NY.
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Hi I would like to seal my concrete pavers I live in NY and the winter are tough- I am looking for something that will make it look wet,water base and not bad for environment. Also in the joint there is sand is there something to help keep the sand from blowing out or moving?
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re: CST Concrete Pavers
Yes the SB-8700 or the Super Seal VOC for NJ. We have rust removers here:
www.opwdecks.com/.../
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CST Concrete Pavers
We installed a CST concrete paver patio and sidewalk last year. It is approximately 800 square feet. We want to seal it with a wet look sealant. We live in a part of NJ with some pretty tough winters. I was looking at the SB-8700. What are your recommendations for a product? Also, there are a couple of rust stains, how can I remover them prior to sealing? What general prep should I do for the whole patio? Thanks.
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re: WHICH SEALANT??
Either would work equally as well.
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Which Sealant??
I have block split-face walls I'd like to treat. Which of the following are best suited?

Defy Split-Face Block Water Repellent

SB-3330 Protect A Wall 5 Gallon
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re: BRICK PAVER WET LOOK SEALER FAILURE
Look at our products here for stripping:

www.opwdecks.com/.../

We can ship it to you.
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brick paver wet look sealer failure
I have about 300 feet of sidewalk installed around my home. The brick layer put a sealer on for me and the rolling on took place during a day with the temps well above 50 degrees. During the night the temps fell into the low 30's and now it has all turned a chalky white and will not come off no mater what they have tried. It is a wet look sealer and simply looks awful turning red pavers into whitish/yellow shiny things. They have tried power wash and muriatic acid with no effect. In my research there seems to be a paver sealer remover which implies it will remove the original sealer. Is this the case and if so, what would be best for them to use, where would I obtain it and what sealer should be use after proper removal? Where can i obtain the products if such a thing exists?
Thank you for any advice and guidance you might be able to provide. It will be greatly appreciated.
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You could try the Surebond SB-6000
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Slate
If Superseal 25 dosnt work, what can I use to get a wet look with some, but not to much, gloss on Slate Tile?
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slate
Does Superseal 25 work well on Slate tile?
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Slate tile sealing
Superseal 25 claims use on concrete and brick. Can I use SuperSeal 25 to seal natural stone SLATE tile?
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Barry,

Wet look and gloss sealers do not work well on natural stone or slate patios. They will not dry evenly.
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Assume super seal 30 good/best choice for gauged slate patio. Desire high gloss and best wear potential. Covered portion of patio (700 sq ft) near new condition except for loss of high gloss, remaining exposed pool surround (300 sq ft) good condition all sheen gone.
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M Carter, our products are for exterior use and would not work for you scenario.
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Home owner
What is the best penetrating sealer for a foundation of a home built in 1977 without a vapor barrier under the concrete. Moisture tends to accumulate on the surface of the floor in the home?
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Look at the SuperSeal VOC or the Masonry Saver Decorative Concrete Sealer for this.
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I am looking for a Sealer for a stamped concrete deck around my pool. I live in Massachusetts. My key requirements are:
1. Flat to Semi-gloss --- not to much wet look
2. non-slip
3. UV resistant -- deck is in 100% sun
4. 100% acrylic
5. non-yellowing

I was looking at the Super Sealer 25 semi-gloss. Would that meet my requirements? Do you have a better idea?

thanks
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re; Beyond wet look
Old and dusty means very absorbent. You will need numerous coats for a buildup and wet look. Look at the SuperSeal 30. It will have a strong odor for an indoor application.
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Beyond wet look
I have a client looking for the "wettest" wet-look brick finish possible. The walls are old, dusty, recently exposed brick in a large century-old commercial building. These are all interior walls.

What would you recommend?
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Ventilation is the main concern and our wet looks sealers work well on concrete based products, not stones. You could try it to see if it looks good. SuperSeal 25.
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Kyle again from below "what sealer to use" The black diamond i only put on a small part of one stone to test it before applying to everything.

Are there any products that would meet the requirement if it was exterior? Is there a reason why it cant be used inside? If ventilation is a concern I have a 10ft patio door right next to it and can use industrial fans

Thanks
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re: what sealer to use
Our products are designed for exterior and not sure if any of them can be applied over the black diamond. Sorry.
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what sealer to use
hi,
i'm not sure if I should be looking at concrete or brick sealers, and which particular one.

i have a stone wall around my fire place(not in, around, wont be fire on them) and I would like to seal them and get a "wet look". I purchased Black Diamond 679773003916 from amazon and was extremely disappointed. the stone does not look wet at all, it has s slight shine and that's the only difference. It's hard to tell where I put the sealer on and where I didn't, and I put 3 coats on just half of one stone in the corner.

Are there any sealers you would recommend for a stone wall, that will give the wet look? I'm looking for the stones to get that darker color look that comes with being wet. Being shiny would be a bonus

thanks.
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Elaine, we do not sell products for interior brick. Sorry.
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Owner
Just bought a home built in 1981 of 'used' brick. This brick was also used inside the home for entry-way flooring and for the fireplace. I like it fine but needs to be refreshed. What is the better way to accomplish this???????? An appearance of shine/sheen not important but clean/refreshed is.
Thank you.
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Kristopher, SuperSeal M Water Repellent. Prep with water and general concrete cleaner.
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Prepping for winter
After this past winter, I have spalling on my three year old concrete driveway. What is the best product for a regular concrete water proofing to keep the salt out and prevent it from getting worse? As well, what is the best way to prepare the concrete beforehand? I live right across the river in Windsor.
Thanks!
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David Scofield, I would suggest get a sample from our site to test the SS30 before applying and make sure there is no issues.
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Al, use the SuperSeal-M for this.
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new concrete floor in our garage 40'x60' contractor said to roll or tank spray coating/curer right after floor sets to walk on. what product should we use?
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stamped concrete sealer
Stamped concrete sealer. I had stamped concrete poured in my backyard 4 years ago. It was sealed with water base sealer. I was gonna reseal with super seal 30 buy was told not to as it is not water based. I need 10 gallons and want to use a high gloss. Thank you.
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Try Masonry Saver Brick Water Repellent.
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Try Masonry Saver Brick Water Repellent.
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Need to seal the top of stone walls to prevent water from infiltrating, freezing and destroying the walls. What product shall I use? I searched all the FAX w/o any guidance.
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Jonas, just periodic cleaning is all you can do.
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How To Keep The surface from looking dirty so soon After Power Washing
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re: Sealant for Basallite renaissance pavers
For a wet look and semi-gloss you are limited for CA. Look at SuperSeal VOC or Maonsry Saver Paver Sealer. For cleaner, try Defy Safer Cleaner or the SB-499.
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Sealant for Basallite renaissance pavers
Hi there,

I have about 900 SFT of basalite renaissance pavers at my Patio and walk way (low traffic)/ San Francisco area, CA. I am looking for wet Look on lower side, semi-Gloss and do care about joint stabilization. What Sealant would you recommend? I also have about 200SFT of clay red bricks. What efflorescence remover and sealant would you recommend for clay bricks? Thanks Shiven
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re: manager
It usually does not work very well when you try to tone down the gloss. I would get a sample first and test first to see how it looks and if indeed will lower the gloss.
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Manager
We put a high-gloss sealer over our painted concrete floor. We don't like it. Can we apply a low-luster sealer on top of the glossy finish in order to reduce the shine? What type of effect will we get if we do this? Thanks!
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Rachel, for you to be able to wipe it down easily you would need a film forming sealer and this will create a heavy shine. Our products are designed for exterior use and will not work for this.
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We have an interior brick wall behind a kitchen range top that we would like to seal. Sheen and/or darkening of the brick is not a big concern, mostly I am looking for a durable sealant that will be easy to wipe down and clean. Any recommendations ? Thank you.
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Patricia, If you mean exposed aggregate then yes you can use the a brick paver sealer.
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sealers
Can a paver or brick sealer be used on chattanooga river rock that is on patio? That rock is tiny little stones. Patio is in pool area.
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Keith0, yes you must remove first and it is impossible to stop efflorescence from coming back with a sealer.
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I also have efflorescence. Should I remove that before sealing or will the sealer disguise the efflorescence like it will with the scuffs?
Will the super seal 25 keep the efflorescence from coming back to the top?
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re: tons of scuffs on pavers. will sealer help?
A wet look sealer will give the look as if the pavers were wet with water. It should remove the scuff marks. Try SuperSeal 25 or SuperSeal30.
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tons of scuffs on pavers. will sealer help?
I have purchased 2000 square feet of pavers. they have been delivered and they are mine forever unless I sell them. I have put down about 250 square feet and am so disappointed and scared. I have put down 10 different kinds of pavers and I have never seen anything this scuffed up ever. almost every single paver has scuff marks. I don't know if I should finish my driveway or throw these away.

Do scuffs disappear with a little time? will sealer hide the scuff like water does except where the scuff won't be visible again when the sealer dries like they do with water?
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Frank, you could try the SuperSeal-A, SuperSeal30, or the MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer.
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Owner
Have customer who has brick walls in the interior and exterior.
They would like the brick to look Wet" have a sheen.
Can any of your products fit this application?
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re: Homeowner
1. SuperSeal Matte or Masonry Saver Decorative Concrete Sealer
2. Defy Brick Water Repellent.
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Homeowner
I have a couple product questions: (1) want wet look on stamped concrete and concrete/stone wall - matte or satin finish preferred; (2) need to preserve an exterior brick wall - some of the older bricks are deteriorating - thinking I need a silicone product but which one?
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Joe, our wet look sealers are designed for horizontal applications. They will not work very well on vertical brick.
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Bricks on home
my Dad has bricks on the lower 1/2 of his home.. He's had the house re-vinled sided and now wants to bring out the color of the brick work.. I think he will only need 1 gallon.. I just don't know what product to order and the easiest way to apply being that this is a vertical application.. rollers? brush?
Thank you
Joe
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re: defy over super seal 25
No you cannot do that. Best to use the SuperSeal25 again.
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defy over super seal 25
Can I apply Defy Solvent Based Water Repellant over a 2 year old coating of Super Sealer 25? The surface is stamped, tinted concrete that is in good condition. There is still some semi-gloss look left from the Super Sealer applied 2 years ago.
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Not sure what will remove tire marks but you could try the Clemons Cleaner Degreaser.
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what cleaner or degreaser would you recommend?
what cleaner or degreaser would you recommend?
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re: month old driveway clean before seal
I am not sure if pressure washing alone will remove the tire marks. You may need a cleaner or degreaser as well.
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month old driveway clean before seal
We poured a new concrete driveway about a month ago. We purchased 15 gallons of superseal m to seal it with. I will finally be able to do the sealing job in about 2 weeks. There are tire marks from cars pulling in/out of the garage on the new concrete. Do I need a chemical cleaner application before sealing or would a pressure wash be enough?
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re: Concrete stamped patio chipping
You cannot fix chipping.
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Concrete stamped patio chipping
The concrete stamped patio that we put in our backyard has been chipping ever since it was put in... It looks terrible! Is there anything we can do to help fix this problem, Other then taking it all out and redoing it?
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re: Slip Resistance
I would not do that. Typically the sealer might be a little slippery for the first week or two but not so much after that.
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Slip Resistance
Used Supersealer VOC around my stamped concrete pool deck and love how it looks. I find that although using the suregrip in the second coat, it seams slippery. Can I apply another coat using a more concentrated mix of suregrip to sealer?
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re: stop the algae from growing on the concrete
It is not possible to stop algae or mold from growing on top of concrete. it would definitely help it from growing inside the concrete pores as it would prevent penetration.
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I live in Portland OR, it is wet here. Will a seal stop the algae from growing on the concrete?
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re: seal a stamped concrete patio
I would look at the SuperSeal25 or SuperSeal 30 for this.
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I need to seal a stamped concrete patio. I live in Arizona. What's the best product to use?
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re: Sealing Interior Brick and Mortar
I am sorry but nothing will stop the mortar or brick from shedding.
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Sealing Interior Brick and Mortar
I live in a home in which the original plaster was removed and the interior brick walls have been exposed. The mortar is constantly shedding and occasionally a thin layer of brick flakes off. I am looking for a non-glossy (i.e. flat) coating that will seal the brick and prevent the mortar from shedding.
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SB-ZERO
I am sorry but we do not carry the SB-Zero currently but will in the future. I am unfortunately not familiar with Tekseal. I do know that Surebond makes some of the best sealers on the market.
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SB-ZERO
Do you carry Surebond SB-ZERO and if so, what is the price (both 1 gal and 5 gal). Is Surebond better than Tekseal? I live in San Jose, California
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re: What would be the best choice for a semi gloss finish.
I would look at the SuperSeal25:

www.opwdecks.com/.../
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I have a release agent colored stamped concrete sidewalk that was installed 3 years ago. The contractor put a sealer on the concrete at that time. I would like to put another coat on to enhance the shine that has dulled. I am unable to find out what product the contractor used. What would be the best choice for a semi gloss finish.
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re: rock siding
You could try a sealer like the SuperSeal25 or SuperSeal30.
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rock siding
I have rock siding in sections on the front of a house. I just put new vertical vinyl siding where the board and batting siding use to be. My rock looks really dull now. I was wondering if there was a sealer or treatment for my rock?
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re: My contractor last Fall applied an acrylic sealer
Xylene is not a stripper and will not remove old coatings. This would work:

Concrete Sealer Stripper (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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My contractor last Fall applied an acrylic sealer on my decorative stamped conrete driveway but did so soon after it had rained. My driveway turned a white chalky color. Earlier this year he came and resealed, and within a month it had turned a white chalky color again. What do you recommend to strip this water based sealer off with? Maybe Xylene?
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re: Installing new concrete pavers around pool
I would look at the Defy Paver Sealer or the SB-7000.
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Installing new concrete pavers around pool. Would like water based sealer, non slip, uv protection, satin. What do you suggest.
Thank you
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re: what repellent can be used on a bluestone patio
I would look at Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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what repellent can be used on a bluestone patio ,
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re: recommend for removing the moss
A pressure washer should work.
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We have a large number of basic retaining wall blocks in our yard. We live in a wet climate and quite a bit of moss has grown on them over the years. I have tried scraping but am unable to remove it from the uneven surfaces. What method would you recommend for removing the moss?
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re: suitable for a stamped concrete pool deck
I would look at the SuperSeal25, SuperSeal30 or SuperSeal Matte.
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Which product is suitable for a stamped concrete pool deck? Clear finished. Thanks
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re: sealers
You can use the Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent (www.opwdecks.com/.../) for all of your surfaces.
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sealers
Do they make a sealer (all in one) for Brick, concrete and flagstone?

I have a walkway path that has all 3 materials?
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RE: FIELDSTONE SIDING
It should be okay for stone. If concerned you can get samples here to test:

Concrete Sealer Samples (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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RE: FIELDSTONE SIDING
Thank you for the reply and recommendation.

Final clarification, there is no mention of using Masonry Saver 20B for stone. Is this product ok to use on stone?
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re: Fieldstone Siding
1. Depends on the sealer you choose. Some can be applied right away while others require a drying period for the mortar. best to read the product data sheets.

2. Water based sealers are just as good.

3. I would look at the Defy Masonry Saver 20B. It says 3 days after tuck pointing.
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Fieldstone Siding
Our new house has fieldstone siding with mortar, water has been coming in and needs stopped! I have three questions.

1. We are having the mortar repointed. How long after this can we apply the water repellant?
2. I've read that solvent based repellant is better, is this true or is the water based just as good (and easier to work with)?
3. Which repellant is best for the fieldstone siding? There are so many options, and the positives and negatives aren't clear. I think either the Defy Solvent Based Water Repellant or Defy Masonry Saver 20B.

Thanks for the help.
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re: Sealing old chicago brick patios
The use of a penetrating water repellent will help. Here are a few suggestions:

SuperSeal-M
Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent
Surebond SB-4000
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Sealing old chicago brick patios
I have old chicago brick patios that have mortar joints. I live in south Louisiana so I have to deal with alot of humidity. Is there a sealant that you can recommend that would help deter or slow down the growth of mold. I would prefer not to have a shiny finish. Also, would the humid condition be a problem for application of a sealant? Thanks for any help you can provide.
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re: sealant for interior brickwork
There is no such thing as a durable, shiny, and easily removable coating for a brick floor. The more durable the finish, the harder it is to remove.

I would look at this for interior floors:

MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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sealant for interior brickwork
What kind of sealant would be best for interior brick floors? This would be for a building lobby floor. I need something that protects the brick while giving a nice shine - NOT slippery - and able to be stripped and re-coated. I've been told some sealants build up and it's impossible to strip down to brick again. Any suggestions?
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re: re-sealing driveway
Try a water test. Spill some water on the driveway. If it absorbs then it is okay to apply a sealer.

With high quality sealers you should reapply every 3-5 years.
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re-sealing driveway
Followup to previous question. How will I know if the driveway surface is porous and how not to overapply? How often should a driveway be re-sealed?
I have heard it should be done yearly. True?
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re: concrete sealer
Yes as long as the surface is porous and you do not over apply.
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concrete sealer
Super Seal M was applied to my new driveway in april 2011 by the contractor.
I don't think it was applied evenly because some areas to not appear to bead water. Can I re-apply the same sealer over the entire driveway re-sealing some areas that appear to after been sealed? I know I will have to clean the driveway first.Can you recommend a cleaner to remove tire tracks.
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re: Concrete Sealer?
Nothing can "stop" the flaking as it seems to be an installation problem. Adding a sealer such as the defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent my minimize the problem though.
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Concrete Sealer?
I had my driveway replaced last summer. But, after this past winter, I'm noticing some flaking where we park our cars. I never use salt on it, but the road salt off the cars, I believe is causing the problem (freeze & thaw). When it was replaced, the installer did seal it with a product, but that didn't seem to stop the issue. Does one of the DEFY products protect the concrete against this flaking?
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The rubber sticking to the floor has nothing to do with the Defy Water Repellent. Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent is a penetrating sealer that does not film on top of the surface. Once applied it cures/dries into the concrete and will not react with a rubber pad. For more info please contact the manufacturer of Defy. 800.860.6327
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Almost a year ago, I applied Defy All Purpose Heavy Duty Water Repellent on my garage floor. Couple of months later I purchased some rubber backed snow pads. Now the pads are completely stuck to the floor and recently the rubber seal from my garage door sticks to the floor. First, is this a known problem with this specific sealant, that rubber products become stuck to the floor? Second, do you have any suggestion on how to remove the rubber residue from the floor? Also, what to do so that the rubber sealant from the garage door does not get stuck anymore?
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re: broom finish concrete pool deck
Sorry but I am not sure to which product you are referring to. We sell numerous. To minimize that from happening you would need a sealant that "films" on top of the concrete.
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I have a broom finish concrete pool deck. I am getting small grit coming off the concrete into the pool. Will this product seal the concrete to prevent the grit from coming loose?
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re: How to clean auto oil spills from driveway pavers
For cleaning I would look at cleaner/degreas er (www.opwdecks.com/.../)

For sealing, do you want to enhance the color and give a shine or a clear water repellent that does not change the appearance?
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How to clean auto oil spills from driveway pavers and then what to seal pavers with for, heaven forbid, future accidents.
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re: Restore tinted cement porch
You can add a tint to certain sealers.

SuperSeal Tints (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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Restore tinted cement porch
My exterior covered porch and sidewalk was installed two years ago with a tinted cement mix and the brown tint has faded and has a veining look, as well as some other spotting. How can I brink back the color and consistency of the tinted brown concrete? Is there colored sealer?
Thanks,
Eric
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re: sealer for stamped, dark concrete
If it has turned milky white in areas then you should use a sealer stripper and start over. Stripping concrete sealers is not easy but can be done. Problem is that applying a new sealer on top (without stripping) will not fix the issue.

If you want to do it correctly then:

1. Remove with Concrete Sealer Stripper (www.opwdecks.com/.../) and pressure washing.
2. Apply a new stamped concrete sealer (opwdecks.com/.../stamped.htm).
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I would like to know what is the best sealer for stamped, dark concrete?
It has turned milky white in places...It has always had a water based sealer applied. I just do not want to lose the color...Is it difficult to get rid of the milky color? Easy method as possible...Than ks..
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re: application of solvent 100
No wash. Just apply.
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application of solvent 100
After light brushing of the solvent over the previous sealer, is it necessary to wash off or is it to be left to dry?
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re: Indoor Brick Sealent
I would look at the Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent
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A shine would be ok, but I like the shade of red the bricks have. If I had to choose between the two options, I would go with no change in appearance.
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re: Indoor Brick Sealent
Do you want the indoor brick sealer to darken the appearance and leave a shine or no change in appearance?
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Indoor Brick Sealent
Hello!

I am writing for advise on the best product to use on the interior exposed brick in my home. I would like a clear sealant that helps reduce the deterioration of the brick and preserves it. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Chris
267-847-3643
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re: Polymeric sand on top of Pavestone
Not any easy thing to fix. You will need an acid cleaner most likely to remove. I would contact the manufacturer of the polymeric sand to see what they would suggest. You could also try vinegar. We have heard feedback that this works with some polymeric sands.
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Polymeric sand on top of Pavestone
Hi,
Last week we had our dreamscape turn to a nightmare! Our contractor apparently didn't know how to properly remove the polymeric sand off the new pavers, he just swept it off (didn't blow or vacuum off) and then sprayed with water...now, we have ugly pavers with sand stuck on the top...how do we remove this? Is there a product we can use to do it? We want these sealed in a few months but not with the dirty look it has now...HELP!!!
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re: plumbing contractor
I would look at the SuperSeal30 if you desire a wet look. It is a much better product then the Glaze n Seal.

SuperSeal30 (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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plumbing contractor
I have recently installed aprox. 600 sf of brick veneer on the sides and columns of my house. What "wet look" sealer do you recommend that will last the longest and hold up to to uv and other wear factors? I have part of a gallon of Glaze & Seal Wet Look 2000 lacquer that I tested on a couple pieces and Ilike the look very much.Is this the best product out there or what else would you recommend? Thanks,
Harry
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re: owner
I would look at a brick water repellent that will add a gloss or wet look. Our most popular are:

Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent
SuperSeal-M
Defy Brick Water Repellent

You can find all of them on this link:

Brick Water Repellents (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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owner
I need to seal brick on a vertical brick face water feature where water is continually running down the face of the brick into a concret pool below.
I would prefer not to have a gloss or wet look, but will consider if that is what is required to seal brick. These are not pavers , but a typical wall brick.

thanks
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re: what seal works
For a brick sealer that will not change the appearance I would look at the any of these brick water repellents (www.opwdecks.com/.../).

Most noticeably:
Defy Water Repellent for Brick
Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent
SuperSeal-M
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what seal works
Hi, I need a sealant for bricks that wont stain my bricks or discolor them can you tell me?
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re: restore color to bleached brick
Any of these wet look sealer will work for you:
Wet look sealers (www.opwdecks.com/.../)

The SuperSeal25 and SuperSeal30 are the most popular.
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The brick on the unshaded portion of my add-on porch bleach out from the sun. I did have some type of sealer that brought out the color and gave it a sort of wet look which I put on annualy. Unfortunately I threw out the container and don't have a name. Could you recommend a replacement? Thank You. RB
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re: Sealer for concrete craft projects
I would look at the Defy Heavy Duty Water Repellent:
www.opwdecks.com/.../
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Sealer for concrete craft projects
I make cement mini bird baths/feeders, candle holders, stepping stones embellished with broken glass,beads, rocks, etc. I would like to seal them to protect against the elements..but do not want them to look shiny or 'plastic'. The sealant needs to be non-toxic as well so it does not hurt the birds! What product would you suggest that would work for this application? Thanks!
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re: What is Comparable to Wolverine AcryliSeal 3501?
Never heard of it. We offer a variety of acrylic sealers for concrete:
www.opwdecks.com/.../

All will give a wet look without etching.

I would look at this specifically:
www.opwdecks.com/.../

Thanks
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What is Comparable to Wolverine AcryliSeal 3501?
Title says it all. I am looking for a "wet look" for my new untouched concrete slab without having to etch the surface first. Thank you!
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re: concrete cleaning solutions.
This will remove the rust spots:
www.opwdecks.com/.../

Not sure though if it will remove the brown spot or what will. Really depends on what it is. Be careful with the stucco and do a test spot first.

Sealing the concrete will minimize stains from absorbing, making the removal of the stains easier in the future.
SuperSeal-M (www.opwdecks.com/.../)
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