This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
Update 2023 for Glaze N Seal Wet Look Sealer Review
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The original Glaze N Seal “Wet Look” Lacquer provides beautiful high gloss protection to decorative concrete, masonry, and natural stone. For use on porous materials. A clear, non-yellowing sealer that resists tough oils, water, and acid – indoors and outdoors. Deep bonding formula resists peeling, cracking, UV degradation, and efflorescence. Great for driveways, patios, fountains, and ponds.
Glaze ’N Seal is a crystal clear, high solids acrylic coating designed to protect and beautify concrete, masonry, and tile surfaces. This super-tough film was formulated for interior or exterior use. Walk on it – drive on it (it does reject organic stains). It offers ultimate protection in a clear finish.
Brick Paver Patio – 1 coat applied.
Glaze N Seal Wet Look Sealer Scores (1-10)
Wet Look: 8
– Glaze N Seal Wet Look is an excellent wet look sealer. The brick paver patio that we applied to had never been sealed since it was installed 6 years ago. The Glaze N Seal enhanced the gray and red paver bricks as if they were wet with water. The customer was very happy after the application.
Gloss Level: 6
– Of the solvent-based sealers, Glaze N Seal Wet Look is not the shiniest. The final gloss level after applying 2 coats was a nice matte shine.
Joint Sand Hardening: 7
– The Glaze N Seal Wet Look is thinner than some of the other paver and decorative concrete sealers. This allowed the sealer to penetrate deep into the sand, hardening the top 3/4″. After two years there was about 30% sand loss or erosion. Some algae and grass had grown in the sand joints after the second season.
Fading/Wearing After 2 Years: 6
– About 60% of the sealer’s wet look had remained after 2 years. No peeling or uneven wearing.
White Haze/Yellowing: 9
– We were impressed with the Glaze N Seal Wet Look Sealer when it came to blushing. The only white marks in the sealer were underneath some potted plants. Most likely trapped moisture or mineral deposits from water.
Overall Score Glaze N Seal Wet Look Sealer at 2 Year Period: 7.2
– Not a bad sealer, if you can find this product locally then we would suggest using it. If not then there are some better solvent-based sealers online, but only slightly better.
Great and enhancing colors, mediocre gloss level, and no blushing make the Glaze N Seal Wet Look sealers a better than average coating for decorative concrete and brick paver surfaces.
Glaze N Seal Product Information:
Where To Buy Online: Glaze n Seal Wet Look
Sealer Type: Solvent Based Acrylic Sealer
Types of Substrates: Brick, Brick Pavers, Stamped Concrete, Aggregate, Natural Stone
Coats Required: 2-4 coats
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-400 sq. ft
Application Tools: Roller, Airless Sprayer
Dry Time: 1-3 Hours
Cleanup: Toulene or Lacquer Thinner
VOC Compliant: Not Compliant in all States
Manufacturer: Glaze N Seal
Surface Type: Brick Paver Patio
UV Exposure: Patio in shade
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years
*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take into consideration that results may differ due to different surface types, exposure to UV radiation, and traffic.
As an article and comment contributor to the site, Scott has been around the pressure washing industry since attending college. In 1993 he started his first company called Oakland Pressure Wash specializing in exterior pressure washing, concrete sealing, and deck staining. That company evolved into OPW L.L.C. shortly thereafter concentrating more on exterior restoration. Scott and his restoration Michigan company have restored over 10,000 projects in the Metro Detroit area since the early years. He has become an authority in the restoration industry and has contributed to numerous restoration forums and informative sites.
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I have used Glaze and seal for years, but it has nearly tripled in price in the last few years.
Some have chosen not to use the product any longer because of the cost. What happened?
I have just installed a river rock floor in my shower. What do you recommend for sealing it to give it a wet look. I have been considering Glaze & Seal 2000 Lacquer.
We only work with exterior sealers. They will not work for an interior shower floor. The coating will blush and turn white.
Is glaze n wet lacquer solvent based? I used this product 2 years ago on my exposed agregate. I would like to reseal it with a different brand this time. The new one is solvent based and I’m not sure if I can apply it over the law quest..
They sell both solvent and water based. You would have to check with the container you used to see what you used.
Thank you for your replay!
I used Glaze ‘N Seal 1 Gal. Clear Wet Look Green Concrete and Masonry Lacquer Sealer
but I cannot find if is solvent or water base, per definition lacquer falls in a different category I guess.
The Mason applied wet look 2000 lacquer glaze N seal on my new bluestone walkway. When it rains the water does not seep into the stone. I live in the northeast and i fear that the walkway will become icy in the winter. (We are senior citizens). The mason does not know how to remove the lacquer. Also the lacquer discolored (whitened) many of the stones. What product can be used to strip the stones of the lacquer without damaging the stones?
I sealed my stamped concrete with your product back in January 2022. It r4emained very high gloss and kept the wet look until the first rains, Now it seems to have a hazy surface and the brilliance it once had has faded. I happened to be using Zylene on another product to clean up a spill. And lo and behold, the haze disappeared and the brilliance came back. I am wondering what happened in the beginning, and will wiping it down with Zylene is the solution?
FYI, this is not our product. We are an independent review site. The white haze happened due to the product having a blushing issue from the UV. The Xylene is a temporary fix as it will return.
What should I use to seal Flagstone
Wet look sealers will not work well for natural stone as they can dry blotchy. Try a water repellent like this:
how do we prep the existing concrete, we have hard water deposits on all the stamped concrete and natural stone.
Does water based wet seal 2 water base sealer have a base green color? I’m not talking about green for environment? On line WB wet look no number after it
said it had a green tone on web
Sorry but no idea.
Can the wet look lacquer sealer be toned down to a matte finish
Not that we know of.
I used your product and my pavers are new just a few of them have a white film on them !! its where you can see how do I fix this issue? Help !!!
Hi, this is an independent review site, the Glaze and Seal is not our product. To fix you will most likely need to remove the sealer. Pictures would help. Thanks
I would like to reapply your wet look glaze ‘n seal lacquer over some areas of my artificial outdoor stone. Do I need to remove the existing sealer? If so, which product should I use?
This is not our product so not sure. Most likely just reapply.
Can you apply the the water based sealer over the lacquer based sealer if it was applied 2 yrs ago. It is a stamped concrete pool deck
I currently have an epoxy clear on interior floor and want to prevent yellowing. Can this be applied over existing clear epoxy. I used Rock Solid
No, you cannot apply anything over it nor would it prevent yellowing anyhow.
Can this be used on a slate shower floor
No, it will turn white.
What should I use for the slate shower floor ?
No wet look sealer will work in a shower. They will all blush and turn white. You want a clear water repellent.
1. MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent
2. SuperSeal-M Water Repellent
I just put on glaze and seal multi purpose
Medium gloss water base I want a higher gloss what to put on now like a wet look can I put over medium gloss with your product
Not sure if anything will take over the Glaze and Seal.
I used glaze n seal wet look because the contractor used it. I have dark tones of slate and black grout. My patio is subjected to nearly full-sun in daytime. I am very satisfied with it! Although after several years the gloss was less, I applied one coat (hand painted with natural brush) and it looks amazing!
I have never seen yellowing/blushing or whitening, not even under very large planters (150lbs). I suspect that this product works well with slate. Further, perhaps hand brushing rather than rolling or spraying could insure true even coat.
I want to reseal color stamped concrete but I have some efflorescence. What can I do or what should I do?
Are you sure it is efflorescence? Post a picture.
can you apply a lacquer sealer over a non-lacquer on flagstone?
Does this work on Mexican tile
No it will not.
My Glaze and Seal has been on 5 years and is showing wear in some places, how to remove and recoat?
You will need a concrete sealer stripper and pressure washing.
Sorry but Glaze and Seal is hardly a 7. It’s some of the worst I’ve ever used. I’d give it a 2. This lacquer can’t even hold up to moderate rain much less foot-trafffic. Avoid at all cost.
can I use it on a pebble tile shower floor?
I don’t think it will work there. Most likely will discolor and turn white.
I have to agree with R. Lopez. Glaze-n-Seal is far from a 7.2. I’d give it a 3. I’ve used it many times and now I’m finally convinced, this is not a good outdoor sealer at all. I’ve used sealing laquers that lasted for years and this is not one of them. The last example was a small outdoor patio round that never was walked on this one example and the stuff looked dull and dirty. Not a good look.
Thanks for your review.
I used Glaze-n-Seal multi-purpose clear sealer on a six month old new E. P. Henry wall and cap stone patio and steps. The product on the cap stones and steps looks terrible. It looks dirty and moldy, though mold is not present. The company suggested cleaning it with bleach, this did not work. I wanted to remove it, so I bought their Remover, this did not remove the sealer and it still looks terrible. They refused to send someone to look at this mess; they wanted to handle it via e-mail and telephone. This was a beautiful $14,000 installation and… Read more »
dose the Glaze and Seal wet look work for concrete water fountains?
Doubt it. No wet look sealers work well in areas where water is present. Turns white.
I applied it indor and it looks really well but i had the bad idea to steam mopped it and start peeling. Somebody know how to fix this?
Turned white and is pealing in areas of concrete in the sun. Started about 10 months after application. Not sure how to fix the issue. Have been trying to get the company to address the issue for months. Do not buy this product!
Try stripping it off.