This post was most recently updated on May 7th, 2023
2023 Super Seal 25 Concrete Sealer Review
As of 2023, we have found that the Super Seal 25 Semi-gloss is one of the most popular sealers for Stamped Concrete, Brick Pavers, and other Decorative Concrete Surfaces. We personally use this sealer on hundreds of projects every year, for the last 25 years. If you have any questions on the Super Seal 25 product, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!
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 Ratings (1-10)
Wet Look: 10
– SuperSeal25 darkened the paver driveway very well, giving the surface a much-needed enhanced look. All the colors in the pavers stood out, restoring the original look.
Gloss Level: 8
– SuperSeal25 contains 25% solids. This left a semi-gloss shine on our driveway. The sealer dried in a few hours and we were able to drive on the surface the next day.
Joint Sand Hardening: 8
– SuperSeal25 is thinner in consistency than the 30 version. This allowed the sealer to penetrate into the joint sand better but still not as well as a water-based paver sealer.
Fading/Wearing After 2 Years: 7
– We noticed that the sealer had lost about 30% of its original look at the 2-year mark. A light cleaning to remove the dirt and grime spruced up the appearance. No peeling was evident.
White Haze/Yellowing: 10
– There was no visible white hazing or yellowing of the sealer after 2 years.
Overall Score SuperSeal25 at 2-Year Period: 8.4
– SuperSeal25 is a very good economical sealer. It enhances well, leaves a nice shine, and does not discolor when applied properly. We noticed the sealer did not leave any hot tire marks on the driveway after 2 years.
If you want a quality sealer that is easy to maintain, then SuperSeal25 would be a top choice.
Where To Buy Online: SuperSeal25 Semi-Gloss Sealer
Sealer Type: Semi-Gloss Solvent-Based Styrene Acrylic
Types of Substrates: Pavers, Stamped Concrete, Exposed Aggregate, Decorative Concrete
Coats Required: 1 coat
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-125 sq. ft
Application Tools: Roller, Metal Sprayer
Dry Time: 4-12 Hours
Cleanup: Xylene or Lacquer Thinner
VOC Compliant: Not compliant in all States
Manufacturer: Clemons Concrete Coatings
Surface Type: Brick Paver Driveway 2 years old, sealed previously.
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 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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Best Sealer (Travertine or other Natural Stone) Two and a half years ago we applied the SuperSeal25 and it lasted 2 years when we wanted it freshened up and applied a lower cost seal from Lowes sold as one of the best. Less than 7 months it has severely yellowed/orange in the Florida sun. We are now removing that seal and applied SuperSeal25 once again and it is beautiful. I have natural large gray stone backsplash in the kitchen behind the stove and I applied it with a brush and it looks amazing. It brought out the natural hues of… Read more »
I live in Washington and have about 1000 ft of Belgard Mega Arbel in Toscana color installed as a patio in my backyard. It gets full sun in summer and winter ( southern exposure and no shade). The color fades relatively quickly and is dull in less than a year. It has been sealed with SB8700 (wet look). Would the SS25 perform better than the SB8700 (maintain coloer for a longer time)? In many of the comments, folks seem to be resealing every year or two. Is that expected to maintain a highly colorful paver? Do you have a different… Read more »
The SS25 should hold the wet look longer but it is normal to redo every couple of years as the sun can fade it out. Tip: if you apply a solvent in the off-year of sealing it will restore the appearance. Very easy to do, just spray on Xylene solvent to a clean and dry surface and it will look like new when dry.
When applying Xylene, should I anticipate coverage of about 100 ft per gallon, similar to the sealer? Will the surface be dry in about an hour or so and cured in 24, like the sealer when first applied? Does it need to be sprayed with a metal sprayer? Thanks
Coverage will be closer to double. It will dry in a few hours. Metal sprayer.
I’ve noticed that the sealers can make the concrete really slippery. I’ve heard that H&C Sharkgrip is an anti-slip product that can be directly added to the sealer to minimize this problem. Would this product (or something else) work well with either the SuperSeal 25 or 30 sealers?
You can add their Super Grip to help minimize this.
We had our stamped concrete sealed 3 yrs ago. We have a brick basket weave pattern with a sandstone colored grout. I do not know if the basket weave color is fading as there is a lightened chalky residue evenly, not spotted, throughout the brick portion. Will the superseal 25 deepen the brick color and bring it back to its original appearance? This stamped concrete was originally done with a tape process and not stamped. Thank you. Linda Croddick
Post some pics here of the current condition.
This is how the stamped concrete presently looks. with a white haze.
You will need to strip off the old sealer as it has started to turn white. See here for how to do this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/how-to-strip-a-stamped-concrete-sealer/
We are very inexperienced and but active seniors. Which do you feel is easier to use and more effective on decorative stamped concrete…Clemons concrete sealer stripper or RAD paint strip? Can we use a stiff bristle brush instead of a power washer? Thank you. Linda
RAD Paint Strip is easy to roll on. It is like a gel. You let it sit until you can test scrape off the coating easily. It can take 1-24 hours but typically an hour or two. The longer it sit, the easier to remove.
You must pressure wash off. Not possible to scrub off.
Can the SuperSeal25 Paver Sealer be used in Florida and does it harden the paver filler sand?
Yes, you can use it in FL and if you saturate the sand, it will help to solidify it.
Having used Super Sealer 25 before to do my pavers ,I need to order another 5 gallons for a redo 4 years later. I have a 1/2 of a 5 gallon can from the last project , is it still good after 4 years?
No, the shelf life is about 12 months.
Thanks Scott, The contractor used the 4 year old sealer on a side patio and the new sealer on the walk, back patio and drive, can hardly tell the difference. I hated to throw it away, so he gave it a try, got lucky I guess, but can see how shelf life of 12 months would be correct-in most cases
Glad it worked for you.
Can i use super seal 25 on my pool deck paver or will it be to slippery
Yes, you can. You can also add their SuperGrip into it for added traction.
I applied Super Seal 25 2 years ago to our brick paver sidewalk. It has faded and the sealant is chipping off. Can I just reapply or do I need to chemically remove all the old sealant and start over. We power washed but it didn’t come close to taking it off.
You can just apply a new coating.
CN super sealer 25 be used on limestone around my fool deck that runs directly into my decorative concrete?
No, wet looks and gloss sealers do not work well for natural stone.
Can I use wet and forget on my pavers to help mold from seeping between pavers will this have any affect on super seal 25 years
It will not harm the Super Seal.
Can I use wet and forget before using super seal25
You would use it after.
I read on Amazon that this product is not recommended on plain concrete. My pool deck is plain poured concrete so does that me this product is not recommended for this application?
Correct. No wet look/gloss sealer should be used on plain poured concrete. It will dry very blotchy: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/wet-looks-sealer-and-plain-concrete-issues/
where can I purchase superseal 25?
Where can I get Sealer SS-25
Search on Google.
On a new installation does the polymeric sand need to be wet down with water and allowed to dry before application of this sealer or can it be applied directly to joint sand?
Wet down with water and allowed to dry before application of this sealer.
While spraying I poured some fluid in my swimming pool. Now i see a plastic looking layer on the top surface of my pool. I have turned off the pump. What should be done to remove the sealent from pool water.
Use a skimmer to remove it.
For how many days can i leave ss25 in chapin 1949 sprayer.
Should be fine for a week.
BTW I live in Orlando. Would you recommend 25 OR 30 for Orlando, FL.
I have a driveway and back patio with brick pavers. I had sealed them about 3-4 years ago with a two part sealer probably water based. (not sure). Now it all faded and looks like never sealed before. Can I use SuperSeal25 on top of it. And also can I use a plastic sprayer I bought from Harbor Freight 4 gallons backpack type or does it have to be a metal one or applied with the Roller?
You should be able to use the SS25 as long as the surface is porous and the old coating has not discolored. You cannot use a plastic sprayer to apply it. Has to be a metal one like the Chapin 1949 or it can be rolled on.
I have a 25 year old indoor pool with maroonish brick pavers for the coing. They have some whitest discoloration so I’d like to reseal them. If I use Superseal25 to reseal, do I need to remove the old sealer that has turned whiteish? If so what can I use to remove the old sealer?
Yes, you need to remove an old sealer that has turned white: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/how-to-strip-a-paver-sealer/
Wanted to follow up on your recommendation for super seal 25 posted last week . I spend the better part of 4 days cleaning pavers on 1000 sq ft patio ( Florida ) Did initial pressure was then pressure wash with Dawn in hot water removing all traces of weeds/ algae. Used poly metric sand to fill any loose sand that was removed in the process. I purchased 2- 5 gallons drums of Super seal 25 . Used roller 3/4” nap to apply. Product went on nice and thick sealing sanded grout also( could see the color change as it… Read more »
Sounds like you applied so it may require a refresh application in a year. It will still be good then.
Tried to upload photos but guess they didn’t load. thank you again for your help.
Hi, our stained, stamped concrete was poured and sealed 2 years ago and it has faded and needs to be resealed. I prefer a wet look that is not slippery. Is the 600 or 25 better to reseal? Thank you.
Either should work. You will get more of a shine with the SS-25 over the SB-600.
This page has been of great help. The guy we paid to do the job has taken the money and never seen of again. They used Dulux Avista concrete sealer and the pictures show the end result (white discolouration). Which seal would you recommend for Melbourne climate or do they all so the same job. Would love some guidance on this.
You will have to strip it first and not sure what strippers and sealers will work in your country. The products we review are USA and Canada only.
My stamped concrete patio is 5 years old. The guy who installed it sealed it initially and once since then with ChemMasters Polyseal EZ. He’s now out of business. I’m considering the SuperSeal 25 and doing it myself. Are you familiar with this ChemMasters product? Can I go over the ChemMasters with the SuperSeal? Which is better? Thanks.
The Super Seal 25 should work as long as the old sealer has not turned white in color.
Thanks. Any insight into the ChemMasters product?
Never used it.
Our Bluestone installer (Bluestone was installed on the floor of our outside porch which is partially covered) sealed the bluestone with Super Seal – 25 and it looked great for a few weeks and then now it’s got a white chalky look to it and seems to be getting worse? Why would this do this and how can I fix it?
The SS25 is not designed for natural stone and should not have been used there. It is for concrete decorative surfaces such as brick pavers, stamped concrete, etc. You will need to strip it off to fix it.
FYI, gloss and wet look sealers never really work well on natural stone like bluestone and should be avoided. The issue is with the porosity of the stain creating uneven application and what happened in your scenario with chalky substances releasing internally from your stone.
can you tell me what should be used to strip it off and can it be saved as it’s all brand new bluestone?
Please let me know what you recommend I’m just sick about it.
See this for tips on how to strip: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/how-to-strip-a-paver-sealer/
Needing recommendation on best sealer for plain concrete driveways.
For plain concrete, use this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
Hello, I sent a msg early June regarding the best type of sealer. I was advised to get superseal 25. Yesterday, I completed power washing and have a couple of questions. 1. I bought the superseal tint terracotta – is this the right color? 2. Should I mix the tint in the whole 5 gallon jar even though maybe using 2 gallons max? 3. While power washing some of the stamped concrete lost the black prints or got really faded…. Will these colors be comeback ? 4. Was the black prints a design or a result from dirt/ leaves ?… Read more »
hi,what is the the best sealer for a garage floor that will have oil spillage,it is a newly poured slab
A non gloss or wet look sealer like the Super Seal-M: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/superseal-m-concrete-water-repellent-review/
Can you thin out the sealer with water
Should I apply Xylene first before applying this to our stamped concrete patio.
Has your current sealer discolored?
Yes badly discolored. One company told me to Xylene first than wait a week and then to reseal. Another company told me just reseal with Superseal 25 or 30, no need for Xylene….
Xylene will not fix this issue. You must strip it off first or discoloration will come back. Use the Clemons Concrete Sealer Stripper.
And then would u recommend Superseal 25 or 30 after the sealer stripper?. The patio gets a lot of sun. Which is better?
Either is fine. The difference is that the 30 has a little more shine than the 25.
Is Superseal 25 slippery in winter time or rainy time on a stamped concrete driveway?
Is it the best one yet?
It should’nt be but you can always add their Super Grip into it to help with traction.
Have you added non slip adder to this product? I have a small hot tub project that I think this could work well with.
You can add a non slip addtive to this sealer.
What temperature should the Super Seal 25 Concrete Sealer be applied at? Also is this good for sealing bluestone?
Wet look and gloss sealers do not work well for natural stone as they can dry blotchy.
I have hard water stains and hazing on stamp concrete. When it is wet, the hazing disappears and the water stains are not as prevalent. Will I have the same effect as water with Super Seal – 25? I have tried many hard water stain removers, power washed and scrubbed to no avail.
You proabbly need to remove the current sealer and stains first. Post some pictures.
I hear that a water based paver sealer is better! Can you let me know.
We prefer solvent-based but there are some good water-based sealers as well.
Recently poured patio, contractor did very poor job, no gravel on base, poured over rebar laying on ground, did not raise rebar into body of concrete, left surface very rough, with sharp ridges. I desire to grind down surface to semi smooth. What would be a good product to seal? is there any products on market to beatify surface, say a satin, before sealing?
No, that will not work with plain poured concrete. Wet look or gloss sealers will dry very blotchy on plain white concrete. They are for decorative concrete surfaces and pavers.
Does the ss25 give unglazed porcelain paver a wet look please
It is designed for concrete pavers, not porcelain.
Which sealant is the best for a grouted paver pool deck in SW Florida? I heard you dont want gloss on pool decks because it causes pavers to become slippery.
Look at using this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/supreme-shield-sb-600-wet-look-review/
I am looking for a mid to low shine sealer for an Old Mill brick stove backsplash to help the brick and grout from being penetrated by cooking oil. I had a sample of the brick and applied Super Seal 30 (which we had used on our pavers), and it seemed to prevent oil saturation but then I noticed the label said— “not for use on brick”. What would be suggested for this application?
You can use on concrete brick, not clay bricks.
I have a brick paver driveway in Florida. The driveway is in direct sun all day and I back a boat across it that often leaves tire marks. Is this the best for a reseal?
Yes, works great.
Where can I find superseal25 I live in Port Charlotte Florida zip code 33980
Buy online and have it shipped. Do a search for “super seal 25 paver sealer”.
Can superseal 25 semi-gloss be applied using a sprayer? If not, what is the best roller to use?
Only with a heavy-duty metal sprayer will it work. Any quality 1/2″ nap roller will work.
I bought this last year and never used it. It has been in my garage over the winter (northern Illinois). I was going to use it next month. Is it still good to use? Never opened it. Also, is a regular paint roller ok to use to apply it?
Hard to say. Open it and see if it looks good. Roll it on.
where do I buy it locally,, prescott valley az
We have a 16 * 16 stamped gray/tan stained concrete patio, looking for the best sealer. Not looking for high gloss
If you do not want a gloss then try this: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/supreme-shield-sb-600-wet-look-review/
We have bricks with cement mortar between them in our sunroom as pavers and am looking for something to seal the bricks and give them semi gloss look can you help.
As long as the bricks are concrete and not clay, then you can use the Super Seal 25.
I HAVE Eagle Acrylic Concrete Paver Sealer ON MY POOL PAVERS NOW WHEN I DO A RESEAL CAN I USE SUPER SEAL 30 OR 25.I KNOW SOME SEALERS CAN NOT BE USED OVER OTHERS IT WILL BE ABOUT 3-4 YEARS SINCE I USED THE EAGLE SEALER BOTH ARE SOLVENT BASED AND I LIVE IN FLORIDA.
You can use the SS25 or SS30 over this.
Looking for something to seal pavers in backyard against house. Need something that will make pavers waterproof if possible. Prefer a semi wet look and something easy to apply and help stabilize joints. We are planning on apply some additional polymetric sand in joints as was installed in 2018 and want to touch up before applying sealer. We have Belgrad London Cobblestone look.
What do you reccomend?
The Super Seal 25 is your best option.
Can I use this on painted (stained) portage stones?
Have used ss30 in the past thinking of switching to ss25 pros and cons? I have a very very large stamped and colored patio.
No advantage to doing this.