Acrylic Based Sealers for Concrete and Paver Bricks
The acrylic based sealers are known as the “enhancing” sealers. They typically add a gloss or shiny look to the substrate’s surface similar to a “wet look”. These types of sealers can be either water or solvent based with the water based being lower VOC.
Acrylic sealers form a protective film atop the surface to create a barrier against water and stain absorption. They protect against freeze/thaw damage, salts and de-icing chemicals, staining, hot tire marks, and color fading. They make concrete and paver surfaces washable and easier to maintain.
For an acrylic based sealer to work, its particles of acrylic solids are suspended by a liquid carrier, either water or solvent. The carrier then evaporates as it dries leaving the solid acrylic particles on the surface to form the protective film.
Acrylic based sealers are designed for use on both interior and exterior concrete surfaces. The solvent based acrylic sealers have a stronger odor than the water based. Therefore, water based acrylic sealers are a better choice for spaces like basements, garages, or other low ventilation areas.
For exterior uses, acrylic based sealers are excellent for stamped concrete, brick pavers, acid stained surfaces, and other decorative concrete or pavers. Another advantage of the acrylic based sealers is they can be applied over previously treated surfaces. When used over an existing water or solvent based sealer, there are no adhesion issues.
Acrylic based sealers are a great choice for enhancing decorative concrete and paver surfaces. The natural colors of the surface are pronounced while a glossy protective finish increases appearance. Use acrylic based sealers on your hard surfaces to increase curb appeal and to slow the effects of weathering.
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