This post was most recently updated on March 18th, 2021
Wet Look Sealer White Concrete Issues
As of 2021, there have not been any major updates with the different wet look sealer types for concrete available on the market. If you have any questions as to the best type of wet look concrete sealer for your project, please ask below in our Q&A area. We are here to help!
Why Wet Look/Gloss Sealers will not work on Plain Concrete
We recommend you coat your concrete with a high-quality sealer that will increase the lifespan. Concrete is under constant pressure and withstands a lot of stress from weather, temperature changes, salt corrosion, foot traffic, and cars. When choosing a sealer for your concrete, keep in mind that wet-look and gloss sealers will not work on plain poured concrete, as they tend to dry blotchy and uneven. Wet look and gloss sealers work very well with decorative concrete surfaces such as concrete brick pavers and stamped concrete.
For plain poured concrete, we recommend you use a sealer that does not change the appearance for the best results. Two excellent water repellent sealers we recommend for plain poured concrete are SuperSeal-M or Masonry Saver Heavy Duty Water Repellant. We hear very positive reviews about how these dry evenly and smoothly on plain concrete and do a good job at protecting the surface from weather, corrosion, foot traffic, cars, and more. SuperSeal-M’s active ingredients are a mixture of differently sized particles to best fit different crevices and cracks. It is an ideal sealer for porous substrates such as concrete, providing excellent coverage and water repellency that lasts longer than the competition. Masonry Saver Heavy Duty Water Repellant contains a blend of silanes and siloxanes that create a “salt-shield” barrier, ideal for waterproofing driveways and sidewalks that need extra protection from salt damage during the winter months.
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