What Sealer is Best for Stamped Concrete Patios
Stamped Concrete Patios and Driveways are decorative surfaces that have become popular in the last 10 years or so. These surfaces utilize patterns and different colors to create a dramatic look to your landscaping. As with any exterior concrete surface, Stamped patios need to be maintained on a consistent basis.
Failure to maintain your Stamped Concrete will result in:
SUPREME SHIELD SB is a solvent-based penetrating sealer designed for stamped concrete, concrete pavers and other porous concrete surfaces. Application of SUPREME SHIELD SB will enhance the color and give the wet look without adding the gloss and plastic look associated with other traditional film forming sealers. Once treated, the surface repels water and oil to prevent staining.
SuperSeal30 Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)
Wet Look: 10
– The Supreme Shield SB-600 will add a rich wet look, similar to any other solvent based paver or stamped concrete sealers.
Gloss Level: N/A
– This product is not designed to add a shine.
Stamped concrete is simply concrete that is patterned or textured to bear a resemblance to brick, flagstone, stone, slate, tile, wood, and various other surfaces. It can be used for patios, sidewalks, driveways, and pool decks. Normally a base color is chosen to reflect the natural color of the material it resembles. An accent color is also commonly used which gives the stamped concrete some texture.
To protect the appearance of stamped concrete, it is best to seal it. The right stamped concrete sealer will keep the surface looking good for many years. Concrete sealer can also revive an existing stamped concrete surface.
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.