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MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer Review

MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer

MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer

MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer is a non-yellowing acrylic polymer blend sealer formulated for use on properly cured stamped concrete surfaces. MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer dust proofs concrete with a durable acrylic blend resin. MasonrySaver® Decorative Concrete Sealer leaves an attractive, non-yellowing durable gloss finish that protects concrete from damage and color loss due to ultra-violet light, moisture, and abrasion/wear.

This sealer can be applied on top of previously applied solvent or water based sealers without creating an adhesion issue.

Applied to a Stamped Concrete Patio.

MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 7

– The MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer did darken the surface similar to other water based sealers. Overall enhancing of the surface was acceptable but not as good as a solvent based sealer.

Gloss Level: 8

– We applied 2 coats of the sealer at 150 square feet per gallon. The gloss level was a semi-gloss shine after drying.

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Surebond SB-4000 Concrete Sealer Review

SB 4000

SB 4000

SB-4000 Water Repelling Invisible Sealer is a water based, penetrating, low VOC sealer that provides an invisible, durable barrier against liquid absorption on retaining walls, concrete, and pavers. The finish has a natural look that does not affect the appearance of the substrate.

Concrete Sealer Ingredients: Blend of  Siloxanes

Concrete Sealer Type: Penetrating Clear Sealer

SB-4000 Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Ease of Application: 10

– The SB-4000 is very easy to apply and dries within an hour. We used a Chapin concrete sealer sprayer and applied 5 gallons of the sealer to 750 sq. feet in under 20 minutes.

Water Repellency: 9

– Surebond SB-4000 has excellent water repellency for the brick blocks. Water beaded up and there was very little penetration, even with a heavy flow of water on the surface.

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MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent Review

MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent

MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent

MasonrySaver® (Also known as “Defy”) All-Purpose Heavy Duty Water Repellent is a modified siloxane based product designed to penetrate deeply into most masonry and concrete pores. Unlike acrylics, silicones, and other waterproofing sealers that remain on the surface and trap water vapors, this masonry waterproofing product allows deep penetration of its active ingredient of up to 1/4 inch or more. This proprietary blend of silanes and siloxanes creates a “SaltShield™” barrier on concrete surfaces, for greater resistances to the deteriorating effects of road salts and de-icing chemicals. This 100% breathable concrete waterproofing product is a great choice for both horizontal and vertical above grade surfaces.

Concrete Sealer Ingredients: Blend of Silanes and Siloxanes

Concrete Sealer Type: Invisible Water Repellent. Does not change appearance.

MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent Scores (1-10)

Ease of Application: 10

– We applied the MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent to a 1000 sq. foot driveway using a plastic pump sprayer. The sealer goes on milky white and dried clear in about 20 minutes. It took less then 30 minutes to seal the entire driveway.

Water Repellency: 8

– We waited a day after application then did a water test. The water did bead up well and did not penetrate into the concrete.

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SuperSeal M Concrete Water Repellent Review

SuperSeal M Sealer

SuperSeal M Sealer

SUPER SEAL-M is a water based Silicone Water Repellent made of a special hybrid of Silane and Siloxane. SUPER SEAL-M provides water repellency to porous construction materials such as bricks, stone, concrete blocks, mortar, and grout. It is not suitable for very low-porosity substrates such as polished stone.

The active ingredients in SUPER SEAL-M Water Repellent Sealer are a mixture of different-size particles-some larger, some smaller to fill different size voids. This ensures good penetration into porous substrates, resulting in good coverage and durable water repellency. Additionally, the active ingredients in SUPER SEAL-M Water Repellent can chemically react with the substrate, ensuring long-lasting performance.

Concrete Sealer Ingredients: Blend of Silanes and Siloxanes

Concrete Sealer Type: Penetrating Clear Water Repellent

SuperSeal M Concrete Water Repellent  Scores (1-10)

Ease of Application: 10

– The SuperSeal M was applied to a new concrete driveway the day after installation. SuperSeal specifically says that the sealer can be applied to new concrete as soon as the bead water is gone from the install. We used 5 gallons for 1000 sq. feet. It took 30 minutes to apply and did not have any issues.

Water Repellency: 8

– After 3 days we tested the water beading with the garden hose. All of the water beaded up on the driveway with a light mist of water. A heavier saturation and the water still did not penetrate into the concrete.

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Behr Premium Waterproofer Review

Behr Concrete Waterproofer

Behr Concrete Waterproofer

A premium interior/exterior waterproofing formula that uses the latest water-based silicone technology designed to penetrate surfaces up to 1/2″. This waterproofer creates a barrier inside the surface that keeps water out, but lets trapped water vapors escape; reducing corrosion, spalling, efflorescence and freeze-thaw damage. It reduces staining due to mold, mildew, algae growth and ensures greater durability of the surface. The protection is not worn away with normal use. It protects long after the water beading is gone!

Concrete Sealer Ingredients: Silicon

Concrete Sealer Type: Invisible Water Repellent. Does not change appearance.

Behr Premium Waterproofer Scores (1-10)

Ease of Application: 7

– The Behr Premium Waterproofer is very thin in consistency and looks like you are applying white water. The issue we had is that the sprayer kept getting clogged from large white chunks in the sealer. After running the sealer through a screen, we did not have any more issues. Very frustrating though!

Water Repellency: 7

– After a few days, we tested the Behr Premium Waterproofer with a hose. Light saturation on the water beaded well. Heavy saturation and the sealer did not repel the water very well.

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