This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
Surebond SB-6000 Sealer Review
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SB-6000 Wet Look Sealer seals and enhances the natural colors of treated surfaces with a luxurious, wet look. It is breathable and will not trap naturally occurring efflorescence, allowing it to be applied immediately after paving stones are installed. SB-6000 Wet Look Sealer improves surface durability and freeze-thaw resistance while protecting the surface from salt, acid, and staining. SB-6000 Wet Look Sealer is a water-based, exterior quality, epoxy modified surface sealer.
Surebond SB-6000 Sealer Scores (1-10)
Wet Look: 8
– For a water-based sealer, SB-6000 does a better than average job with darkening the brick pavers with a rich wet look. Applies milky white but dries crystal clear.
Gloss Level: N/A
– SB-6000 is not designed to add a gloss or shine.
Joint Sand Hardening: 8
– Surebond sealers are designed to stabilize jointing sand and the SB-6000 does not disappoint. After saturating the pavers sand with 2 coats of the sealer, the sand was hard to the touch within a few hours. The manufacturer suggests adding the SB-1300 joint sand stabilizing sealer after for increased sand stabilization.
Fading/Wearing After 2 Years: 6
– SB-6000 did fairly well with fading. There was no uneven peeling or wearing.
White Haze/Yellowing: 9
– SB-6000 is a breathable sealer so at the 2-year mark there was not any white hazing from trapped moisture. There was a small amount of efflorescence visible in a shaded area.
Overall Score Surebond SB-6000 Sealer Sealer at 2 Year Period: 7.8
– SB-6000 is a very good sealer if you are looking for a wet look with little to no gloss. The sealer applies very easily and is fairly durable. One downside is that it is more expensive than most brands.
Applies easily, fades evenly, and does not discolor.
Where To Buy Online: SB-6000 Wet Look Sealer
Sealer Type: Wet Look Water-Based Acrylic Epoxy Sealer
Types of Substrates: Brick Pavers, Concrete, Retaining Walls, Aggregate, Natural Stones
Coats Required: 2 coats
Coverage Per Gallon: 100-200 sq. ft
Application Tools: Roller, Sprayer
Dry Time: 1-4 Hours
Cleanup: Soap and Water
VOC Compliant: Compliant in all States
Surface Type: Paver Patio
UV Exposure: 50% 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.
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Interior brick walls — plaster removed — 1910 building…….. I just want to double check that this product will be matte……. no shine……. hoping it has little to no “presence” meaning that the bricks don’t seem altered in appearance. Thank you!
No shine with this product.
Thank you! I’ll move forward and order it.
Oh yikes! SB-6000 Wet Look Sealer 5 Gallon — DEFINITELY glossy…….. makes the bricks darker………. My concern about a product that has little to no “presence” is now my worst nightmare. Is there anything to get rid of this product on the old bricks????
It is supposed to make the bricks darker, that is what “wet look” means. Gloss is a “shine” and there is no shine with the SB-6000. There is nothing wrong with it and no reason to get rid of it.
My mistake………. I wanted a product that didn’t affect the color of the bricks. When I reached out initially, I was asking for something with “no presence.” To clarify: something that doesn’t alter the bricks……. leaves them looking just as they do. And I was hoping for a matte finish. When I use the word matte, I’m thinking of the different sheens of paint that we can choose from at at paint store. Perhaps there is a disconnect between what the terms mean………. and the descriptives we all use to convey the “look” we want. I chose the wrong product…….… Read more »
Can an acrylic final finish be used as a sacrificial coat over the 6000?
No, I do not believe so but ask SEK to be sure.
Ok. Thank you.
I bought 15 gallons of Surebond SB-6000 in late 2016 for $634. I applied this to my patio and walkways of Basalite Holland brick pavers. I was looking for a wet, matte look. The product applied easily and looked great when I was done. I just hoped that it would last for a decent while. However, it did not live up to my expectations. It was very noticeably faded in a year, and was pretty much back to its pre-sealer state after 2 years. I live near Redding, CA and we get a lot of sunshine. While this product would… Read more »
Two years is normal for a wet look sealer. Nothing will last longer in full sun in CA.
OK, thanks. But how does it rate a 6/10 score for “Fading/Wearing After 2 Years” in your review? Should I bother trying something like SuperSeal VOC ?
You are in CA with more sun than normal so all products will fade faster than normal. The sealer actually does not go anywhere but the sun does dull it over time. The more you have, the faster it dulls. Part of your environment.
How long will the unused portion last? I’d like to purchase 5 gallons but only need about 3 1/2. Wondering if the remaining will be ok to use in 2 years
I doubt it will last that long once opened but best to ask SEK/Surebond.
Can I put a coat of sb6000 on an existing paver patio, followed by a coat of sb1300 for a harder joint stabilization? Thanks for your reply.
I do not think that will work.
I want to use this product on brick pavers around the pool – will it make the surface slippery when wet?
No, it should not.
I am in the state of Utah in the Salt Lake City area. Winters are harsh and summers are hot and dry. I have just completed a patio with a very hard field stone (I have heard it is the hardest) set with sand. Area = 700 s.f. Several questions? 1) Will SureBond 6000 seal both the stone and the sand in one or two applications? 2) Do I need to use 1300 after the application of 6000 to assure solidity of the sand? 3) If I use 1300 after the 6000 application to further solidify the sand in the… Read more »
1. No, the SB-600 will not help with sand.
2. You cannot apply the SB-1300 over the SB-6000 or vice versa.
4. No idea as to what you mean? Just blow off the sand before you seal.
6. 1/4 inch below
7. An hour
8. spray on with pump sprayer.
I did not use any solvent or cleaner on my pavers. How dry do the pavers have to be before I seal with the 6000 product. Since its water based would ut be a problem if the pavers were semi dry?
It has to be fully dry.
Will it resist oil spills in my garage
After applied how long does it need to dry before you can place outdoor rugs over the pavers? Not just dry time to walk on it but actually cover large areas with area rugs.?
24 hours should be good. It dries and cures fast.
Does this work for very porous, clay, pavers? Will it have a wet look but not shiny?
This product is not designed for clay pavers but brick pavers that are made from concrete. Wet looks sealers do not work that well for clay based pavers. Dries \”splotchy\” or uneven.
What do you recommend for clay pavers?
If applied properly, how long does the seal last on concrete driveway pavers in a house with normal car usage.
About 2 years.
Anybody have experience with both the SB-6000 and the SuperSeal25 low VOC? How does the wet look between the 2 compares?
Solvent based sealers like the Super Seal will give a deeper wet look than a water based sealer like the Surebond SB-6000.
I want a wet look, on new pavers, but matte finish, not glossy. Is this the best choice? Also want to use it on cast concrete wall caps, does that work? This installation in the California desert, with lots of hot sun. Used polyermeric sand.
Mike, this would be your best choice for a darkening of the surface with little to no shine. Probably will work on the wall caps as well.
The SB 6000 sealer worked beautifully on my pavers! Looks great, color enhancing without the gloss. Thinking about using it on my stone patios. Any experience with it on stone?
It should work but do a test spot first. Glad it worked for you!
Yes it does!!!! We used this sealer to seal our concrete pavers nest to our pool. My five year old got out of the pool, walked over to the pavers and slipped the second he put his foot on the pavers (he walked across pitted cements for about 2 feet first). Also, everyon says that you get a matte finish, but you do not. It might not be as glossy as the other wet-look sealers on the market, but it is still shiny. Better add some polymer grit additive to your sealer when sealing. This does seem to be a… Read more »
Does this finish make the bricks slippery?
No it does not.