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.
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.
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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