This post was most recently updated on January 30th, 2023
Wet Look Sealer White Concrete Issues
As of 2023, 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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We are looking for a recommendation for a sealer to use inside our home. Floors will be grinded as part of the remodel. But we will do the sealing and want a clear, non matte finish. Maybe a water based acrylic sealer? Is there a product you would recommend ? Also, we live in CA.
Use clear epoxy. Try Restore A Garage epoxy Brand.
Need recommendation for interior concrete floor. New construction home. 4000psi concrete. Prefer a low voc matte finish. No stain or stamping just smooth concrete.
Try SuperSeal-M water repellent.
When the concrete is wet around the pool we like the look.( light gray looking when wet) What can I put on this plain stamped non-colored concrete walk area that is also connected to pool coping to enhance the plain concrete to look wet?
Plain poured concrete? Wet look sealers will not work with this. Dries very blotchy and uneven as the article above explains.
We recently had our new pool coping poured. And for some reason the guy didn’t add the color we wanted. So now we have plain concrete around a soon to be beautiful pool. So wondering what sealer we should use to have him apply to the coping? Preferably something not slippery but has a color and step up from concrete. Also How long do we need to wait to put sealer on new concrete?
Sealers do not come in colors. You can ask him to stain it first and then seal over it.
Any specific sealer recommended for stamped and colored pool deck? Looking for a wet look. Thanks
See here for stamped concrete sealer reviews: https://www.concretesealerreview.com/best-stamped-concrete-sealer/
If I power wash and remove Glaze and Seal and use Behr concrete, patio paint will that work??
Please let me know
No. Behr will peel. They make terrible products for concrete.
Will a good power wash remove Glaze and Seal ??
No. You will need a concrete sealer stripper and pressure washing. Use Cleamons Concrete Sealer Stripper.
What is the best sealant for stamped/colored concrete? I’m looking for longevity and water/stain resistance and penetrating.
Supers Seal 30 or Masonry Saver Decorative Concrete Sealer.
Is the siloxane sealer good for both concrete and traditional clay bricks? Also, does it help to limit moss growth?
You can use it on clay and concrete pavers but it will not help with the moss growth.