How to Reseal a Stamped Concrete

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Sealing concrete prevents it from damages such as cracks. With the cold weather, it’s easy to damage concrete without actually thinking about it. Over time, culprits like water can seep to its base and stay there until it is frozen cold. When water freezes, it expands. It then shrinks to liquid form again which creates damaging cavities. When this frequently happens, cracks begin to form. Once this issue occurs, sealing is critical. How do you know when it’s time to reseal? For starters, concrete may start to look blotchy and faded as time progresses.

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How to Reseal Your Stamped Concrete

When you’re ready to seal your concrete, use a sealer coating. Spread it thinly. The coat usually dries in about 30 minutes.

To remove cracked, whitened, or even hazy looking concrete sealers, try remelting an acrylic solvent based sealer with a handy xylene. This strong solution makes your concrete looking new again. To apply this, use a pump-up spray, brush or roller. Doing this simple method may help the original sealer looking smooth, clear and shiny. However, one thing to keep in mind is that xylene will not seal any spots when your old sealer has flaked, peeled or worn off.

You Shouldn’t Reseal Your Stamped Concrete When…

-The temperature is over 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

-The temperature is below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

-The rain is about to occur.

-The rain occurred the day before.

-It is windy.