Applying a waterproofing sealer can help protect and improved 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.
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 desired stain the surface with a stain made especially for concrete using a brush and roller.
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.
Watch this video to find out more.
- QUIKRETE Sealing Products (article)
- Types of Sealers for a Concrete Driveway (article)
- Cleaning and Staining a Concrete Patio (video)
- How to Score and Acid Stain a Concrete Porch or Patio (video)
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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