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Best Stamped Concrete Sealer

Stamped Concrete Pitting

Stamped Concrete Pitting

Update May 2017

As of 2017, we have found that the Super Seal 30, Super Seal 25, and the Masonry Saver Decorative Concrete Sealers are the most popular sealers for Stamped Concrete. If you have any questions as to the best type of concrete sealer for your project, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!


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:

  • Color loss and discoloration
  • Pitting of the surface
  • Hairline cracks
  • Exposure to stains from spills

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SuperSeal30 Paver and Concrete Sealer Review

SuperSeal30 Concrete Sealer

SuperSeal30 Concrete Sealer

Update May 2017

As of 2017, we have found that the Super Seal 30 Gloss is one of the most popular sealers for Stamped Concrete, Brick Pavers and other Decorative Concrete Surfaces. If you have any questions on this product, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!


SuperSeal30 is a Higher Gloss Concrete Sealer that can be used for many different types of concrete surfaces. SuperSeal30 is very popular for Brick Paver Patios, Exposed Aggregate, and Stamped Concrete. This sealer will darken the appearance and leave a shine.

The SuperSeal30 is a solvent based breathable acrylic sealer.

SuperSeal30 Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– SuperSeal30 contains 30% solid content of acrylic. It darkened our 4-year-old paver patio as if wet with water and stayed that way after drying. Enhanced the natural red and brown tones in our paver bricks.

Gloss Level: 9

– The high solid content of the SuperSeal gave our paver patio a high gloss shine. The overall appearance on out test patio was quite rich looking but not too shiny that it looked “fake”. The sealer was slightly slippery for the first couple of weeks when it rained but after full curing, that was not an issue.

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SuperSeal25 Semi-Gloss Paver and Concrete Sealer Review

SuperSeal25 Concrete Sealer

SuperSeal25 Concrete Sealer

Update May 2017

As of 2017, 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. If you have any questions on this 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 Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– SuperSeal25 darkened the paver driveway very well giving the surface a much needed enhanced look. All of the colors in the pavers stood out, restoring the original look.

Gloss Level: 8

– SuperSeal25 contains 25% solids. This left a semi-gloss shine to our driveway.  The sealer dried in a few hours and we were able to drive on the surface the next day.

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How to Seal Stamped Concrete

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.

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SuperSeal VOC Concrete and Paver Sealer

SuperSeal VOC Compliant Sealer

SuperSeal VOC Compliant Sealer

This is a Low VOC solvent based concrete sealer that is compliant for states that restrict the Volatile Organic Compounds to a 250 limit.

The SuperSeal VOC is a 25% solid solvent based acrylic that is primarily used for all exterior decorative concrete such as Brick Pavers, Stamped Concrete, Exposed Aggregate, etc.  This sealer will darken the appearance and leave a shine similar to a semi-gloss.

It was one of a handful of solvent based sealers of this type that can still be shipped to states such as California.

Note: This sealer has the same properties as the SuperSeal25 but with an exempt solvent that allows it to be used for Low VOC restricted states.

SuperSeal VOC Paver and Concrete Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 10

– SuperSeal VOC enhanced the Stamped Concrete patio dramatically. The gray and red colors in the dye of the concrete were restored and enhanced to a rich color.

Gloss Level: 7

– SuperSeal VOC is a 25% solid styrene acrylic sealant. After drying the patio had retained a semi-gloss shine, Overall appearance was uniform and no bubbles in the sealer were present.

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MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer Review

MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer

MasonrySaver Decorative Concrete Sealer

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.

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Glaze N Seal Wet Look Sealer Review

Glaze N Seal Wet Look

Glaze N Seal Wet Look

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 pond.

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 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.

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V-Seal Industra-Gloss SB

V-Seal Industra Gloss SB

V-Seal Industra Gloss SB

INDUSTRA-GLOSS SB is a high-performance proprietary formulation of pure acrylic resin in a solvent base. Can be used as a cure, sealer and as a stain resistant surface protector. INDUSTRA-GLOSS SB is excellent for exterior and interior on most horizontal and vertical surfaces.

Driveways | Patios | Pavers | Stamped concrete | Garages | Showrooms | Exposed aggregate | Decorative Concrete

Tested on Stamped Concrete – 1 coat applied.

V-Seal Industra-Gloss SB Gloss Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 9

– V-Seal Industra-Gloss SB gave a beautiful wet look to our stamped concrete patio. This sealer enhanced the red and brown colors extremely well. Exactly what you would expect with a high solid, solvent based acrylic sealer.

Gloss Level: 9

– We applied 1 coat of the V-Seal Industra-Gloss to our stamped concrete. It applied at 150 sq. feet per gallon and the result was a gloss sheen. We did not bother applying a second coat as it did not need it.

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Super Diamond Clear Sealer Review

Super Diamond Clear

Super Diamond Clear

SUPER DIAMOND CLEAR is a solvent based curing and sealing compound specially designed to cure new concrete, assuring proper cement hydration and strength gain, while providing a non-yellowing seal to protect and enhance the appearance of concrete.

Super Diamond Clear Sealer Scores (1-10)

Wet Look: 9

– We were very impressed with the Super Diamond Clear darkening/enhancing the stamped concrete patio. The overall look and colors were enhanced well.

Gloss Level: 8

– Super Diamond clear contains 25% solids according to the manufacturer. This sealer left a nice semi-gloss shine to the stamped concrete patio. We did notice that the Diamond Clear looked stunning when dried.

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