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SuperSeal30 Paver and Concrete Sealer Review

SuperSeal30 Concrete Sealer

SuperSeal30 Concrete Sealer

SuperSeal30 is a Higher Gloss Concrete Sealer that can be used for many different types of concrete surfaces. SuperSeal30 is very popular for Brick Paver Patios, Exposed Aggregate, and Stamped Concrete. This sealer will darken the appearance and leave a shine.

The SuperSeal30 is a solvent based breathable acrylic sealer.

SuperSeal30 Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– SuperSeal30 contains 30% solid content of acrylic. It darkened our 4-year-old paver patio as if wet with water and stayed that way after drying. Enhanced the natural red and brown tones in our paver bricks.

Gloss Level: 9

– The high solid content of the SuperSeal gave our paver patio a high gloss shine. The overall appearance on out test patio was quite rich looking but not too shiny that it looked “fake”. The sealer was slightly slippery for the first couple of weeks when it rained but after full curing, that was not an issue.

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Supreme Shield SB-600 Wet Look Review

Supreme Sheild Wet Look SealerSupreme Shield Wet Look Concrete SealerSUPREME SHIELD SB is a solvent-based penetrating sealer designed for stamped concrete, concrete pavers and other porous concrete surfaces. Application of SUPREME SHIELD SB will enhance the color and give the wet look without adding the gloss and plastic look associated with other traditional film forming sealers. Once treated, the surface repels water and oil to prevent staining.

SuperSeal30 Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– The Supreme Shield SB-600 will add a rich wet look, similar to any other solvent based paver or stamped concrete sealers.

Gloss Level: N/A

– This product is not designed to add a shine.

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SuperSeal25 Semi-Gloss Paver and Concrete Sealer Review

SuperSeal25 Concrete Sealer

SuperSeal25 Concrete Sealer

SuperSeal25 is a Semi-Gloss Concrete Sealer that can be used for Brick Paver Patios, Exposed Aggregate, and Stamped Concrete. This sealer will darken the appearance and leave a shine similar to a semi-gloss.

The SuperSeal25 is a 25% solid solvent based breathable acrylic sealer and curing compound. This product is suitable for use on interior and exterior concrete surfaces.

SuperSeal25 Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– SuperSeal25 darkened the paver driveway very well giving the surface a much needed enhanced look. All of the colors in the pavers stood out, restoring the original look.

Gloss Level: 8

– SuperSeal25 contains 25% solids. This left a semi-gloss shine to our driveway.  The sealer dried in a few hours and we were able to drive on the surface the next day.

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SuperSeal Matte Review

The line of SuperSeal Paver and Concrete Sealers by Clemons Concrete Coatings is popular among professionals and homeowners alike. The SuperSeal Matte review is similar to their higher content sealers but with an additive that reduces the shine. SuperSeal Matte will darken the appearance and add a slight wet look without the high gloss finish. The SuperSeal Matte is a toned down wet look solvent-based sealer that is best used on decorative and stamped concrete as well as exposed aggregate and brick pavers. It can be applied to paver sand joints and will help harden and solidify the sand to reduce unwanted weed growth and erosion.

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Best Sealer for New Pavers

Newly installed pavers can add curb appeal to your outdoor areas as well as create a usable surface. A new paver installation will not stay looking new long unless it is protected from normal use and natural elements. Unprotected pavers will begin to lose color and may shift or become damaged due to unwanted water intrusion. Weeds will begin to grow up in the sand joints causing an unsightly appearance. Heaving and shifting of the pavers may occur due to freeze and thaw damage. To avoid these issues and protect your new paver invest it is important to apply a paver sealer.

A quality paver sealer will protect against color fading, water intrusion, sand erosion and weed growth keeping your pavers looking new. The best sealer for new pavers comes down to several choices. For an enhanced appearance and superb protection, try SuperSeal 25 or SuperSeal 30. These solvent based sealers contain a high percentage of solids giving new pavers a glossy wet look while offering all the protection they need from harsh elements and foot traffic. SuperSeal will also penetrate the sand joints to create a solid joint free from erosion and weed invasion.

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Best Paver Sealer With Wet Look But No Shine

In order to preserve pavers it is necessary to seal them. This solidifies the sand joints, helps reduce weed growth, locks out moisture, and reduces freeze/thaw damage. Sealing pavers can also enhance their natural beauty. There are several different finishes available for brick pavers. A matte finish would protect the pavers from the elements but would not alter their appearance. For those looking for a more enhanced look that is not shiny or glossy, a “wet look” may be the answer.

A wet look appearance is just like the name implies, the bricks look wet but not shiny. The wet look sealers are also less slippery when wet unlike glossy finishes. The best paver sealer with wet look but no shine comes down to a couple of choices. One of the best according to the reviews for the best paver sealer with wet look but no shine is Supreme Shield SB-600 Paver Sealer. This solvent based penetrating sealer results in an enhanced color, wet look finish without the fake glossy or plastic appearance. Supreme Shield SB-600 is water, salt, stain, and oil resistant to protect your pavers and preserve their beauty. This easy to use paver sealer is perfect for stamped concrete, concrete pavers, as well as other porous concrete surfaces.

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Best Application Tools for Paver Sealers and Concrete Sealers

Paver and concrete sealers are used to prolong the life of patios, driveways, pavers, masonry, and many other brick and concrete surfaces. They repel water and moisture and help to maintain the beauty of these types of surfaces. Most paver and concrete sealers can be applied by anyone using the proper application tools. Always follow the application methods recommended by the manufacturer. In addition, it is best to only apply sealers to a clean, dirt free surface. Therefore washing the surface properly is highly recommended prior to applying any type of sealer. Not doing so may jeopardize the sealer’s effectiveness and longevity.

The best application tools for paver sealers and concrete sealers may be purchased from the same online authorized dealer where you purchase your sealer. Application tools can vary but most widely used are brushes, stain pads, rollers, and a quality pump up sprayer. The type of sealer may determine how it is best applied. Wet look or shiny sealers can be thicker in nature and may not apply well using a pump sprayer. A large brush or roller may work best.

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How To Seal Basement Walls

Basement walls can collect moisture due to the humidity of being underground. Moisture can also seep through the walls from the outside. To keep your basement walls in good condition, it is a good idea to seal them. Basement walls can be sealed to help lock out moisture, which may lead to mold, mildew, and erosion problems. It is best to seek professional advice or do some research prior to attempting this project.

Knowing how to seal basement walls will serve you well, this information can be found online. Here are some basic guidelines to help you with sealing your basement walls. Be sure the walls have been cleaned and are free of dirt, dust, and other grime that may keep the sealer from penetrating. It is best to use water and a concrete or brick cleaner depending on what your basement walls are made of. Be sure there is proper drainage in the basement floor. If you cannot use water use a concrete cleaner and wipe the walls down to remove any contaminants. Allow the basement walls to dry for a day or two.

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How to Clean Efflorescence from Bricks

Efflorescence Brick Pavers

Efflorescence Brick Pavers

How to Clean White Efflorescence from Bricks and Concrete

Efflorescence is a white deposit of water soluble salts that can appear on masonry bricks. It can be a fine powdery substance or a crystallized buildup. Depending on the type of salts present it can also appear green, brown, or yellow. Efflorescence happens when soluble alkalis are present in the brick or grout and moisture is able to penetrate the brick forcing salt deposits to the surface. This can happen a month after the brick was laid or as long as a year later.

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How To Fix Concrete Sealer Bubbles

Concrete Sealer Bubbles

Concrete Sealer Bubbles

Solvent based Acrylic Concrete Sealers are designed to enhance, darken, and give a sheen to decorative concrete surfaces.  Unfortunately when applied incorrectly or over applied you may have issues with “bubbles” forming in the sealer. This typically happens to Stamped Concrete or smooth decorative concrete surfaces.

When a solvent-based acrylic sealer is applied, some of the sealer penetrates into the porous concrete. If the application is too thick, or if too many coatings are applied, the solvent is not able to evaporate before the sealer dries. When that happens, the solvent gets trapped and eventually creates enough pressure that it forces its way out, creating the bubbles.

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