Sealing Concrete and Masonry Surfaces

Applying a waterproofing sealer can help protect and improve the look of concrete and masonry surfaces — such as patios, porches, and driveways — since surfaces that repel water are less likely to grow mold or mildew and are easier to keep clean.

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Filling a pump-up sprayer with QUIKRETE Sealer.

Sealing Concrete or Masonry Surfaces

Step 1: Clean the Surface. If needed, clean the surface with a concrete etcher/degreaser, being sure to follow the instructions on the container.

Step 2: Stain the Surface. Allow the surface to dry after cleaning. If you’d like, stain the surface with a stain made especially for concrete and masonry from Quikrete, using a brush and roller.

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Spraying a paver walk with QUIKRETE High Gloss Sealer.

Step 3: Seal the Surface. After the surface has dried, apply a sealer, such as QUIKRETE Concrete & Masonry High Gloss Sealer (No. 8800-06), to give the surface a more finished look and protect it from mold, mildew, dirt, and wear.

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Further Information

Concrete and masonry surfaces are great because they are so durable; but if you really want to keep them looking good, they need to be sealed.

Stucco, bricks, pavers, and concrete can all benefit from the protection of a waterproofing sealer. Surfaces that repel water are less likely to grow mold or mildew and are easier to keep clean.

Whether you choose a simple sealer or a glossy finish to enhance the surface color, your work will look better for longer.

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  1. Please help me decide the best color for a small front concrete
    porch. Colors to match white house siding with brick red trim. Add
    any other ideas to help me.


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