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H&C Gloss Concrete Sealer Review 2.3/5 (3)

H&C Clear Gloss Sealer

H&C Clear Gloss Sealer

H&C Concrete Sealer Clear Gloss Oil-based is a solvent-based sealer formulated with a silicone acrylic resin.  H&C’s Concrete Sealer Clear Gloss is a 23% solids high gloss coating for virtually any outdoor application.  It seals and protects while providing a durable non-yellowing finish.  It can be used as a decorative glaze on masonry walls, brick, and other cementitious materials.

Tested on Stamped Concrete and Brick Pavers

H&C Gloss Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 5

– H&C Gloss did a poor to average job of darkening brick pavers. It performed slightly better for the stamped concrete over the brick pavers but sill not nearly as good as the other solvent based acrylic sealers.

Gloss Level: 7.5

– Not bad for the gloss level. H&C Gloss concrete sealer contains 23% solid acrylic. This is an average amount for solvent based sealers. One coat showed little to no gloss but the second coat did make a difference and we ended up with a stain sheen to the pavers and a semi-gloss for the stamped concrete.

Joint Sand Hardening: 6

– For the brick pavers, the H&C Gloss did help solidify the top 1/4″ of the sand. When we tested below that, the sand had not hardened at all.

Fading/Wearing After 2 Years: 6

– The gloss level for the H&C Gloss faded about 40% after 2 years. The wet look was about the same. No peeling was noticeable.

White Haze/Yellowing: 8

– The sealer after two years had no discoloration or yellowing for the brick pavers. Unfortunately, the sealer did not fair nearly as well on our stamped concrete. The was a very noticeable white look to the sealer.

Overall Score H&C Gloss Concrete Sealer Sealer at 2 Year Period: 6.7

– H&C Gloss Concrete Sealer is a popular sealer sold at local hardware stores and paint outlets. While is is better than many Big Box Store products, it is unfortunately. a below average sealer in our opinion. It has a lower solid count for an acrylic sealer and does not seem to be breathable, hence the white haze on the stamped concrete. Gloss level was average and wet look was poor. Required 2 coats while many solvent based acrylic sealers only needed one coat.

There are better solvent based acrylic sealers than this on the market!

Product Information:

Where To Buy Online: Sherwin Williams
Sealer Type: Gloss Solvent-Based 23% Acrylic
Types of Substrates: Brick, Concrete, Aggregate, Decorative Stamped
Coats Required: 2 coats
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-200 sq. ft
Application Tools: Roller
Dry Time: 1-4 Hours
Cleanup: Solvent – Xylene
VOC Compliant: Not Compliant in all States
Manufacturer: H&C Concrete

Test Stats:

Surface Type: Stamped Concrete Walkway and Brick Pavers
UV Exposure: Full Sun
How Many Years Tested: 2 Years

*All products tested and results are from our experience. We offer no guarantee of similar results. Take inconsideration that results may differ due to different surface types, exposure to UV radiation, and traffic.

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5 responses to “H&C Gloss Concrete Sealer Review”

  1. Allan Luer says:

    This is the worst product we have ever used. Sun/shade it all blisters. We have a very expensive sidewalk that we used it on, colored concrete and stamped-what a mess.

  2. Paul Hanson says:

    Used the H&C concrete stain on patio and walkway. concrete has been in place for 10 plus years. Followed directions and and allowed proper dry time. after several weeks(in one area almost 5) we received rain and area bubbled and peeled. It is a disaster, rep from Sherman Williams came to assess and thought dry time was not long enough. Product is crap wondering if others have had problems.

  3. Jimmie Whitfield says:

    Hi, I applied 1 coat of the H&C sealer oil-based (non-gloss) yesterday. Should I apply a 2nd coat of H&C or buy something else that you rate higher for the second coat?

  4. Midwest guy says:

    Total garbage. Minimal adhesion properties…hot tire peel off within. Two weeks of applying. Go elsewhere.

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