Other segments broken out by the consulting firm include penetrating sealers
at 18%, cure and seal coatings for hardening wet concrete at 6%, parking deck and membrane waterproofing systems at 13%, and acrylic or silicone-based elastomerics, also at 13%.
* If you have cleft-surface tiles, it's a good idea to seal them with a penetrating sealer
before grouting, so the grout can be cleaned off the tile surface.
It is likely that your garage concrete floor was hard-troweled and will not absorb the penetrating sealer
, in which case you can use the topical kind, and, being under cover, you may not need to reapply it as often.
Floor-Nu Penetrating Sealer
locks in loose aggregate on the surface and it forms a hard, impenetrable sub-surface.
fill the grout pores and harden the surface, reducing the absorption of dirt and mold.
Wood Re New uses their own foam cleaner that is so effective it allows them to use lower pressure to avoid damage to the wood, and then they apply a penetrating sealer
that repels moisture and protects from UV rays and the harsh exterior elements.
At the very least - and even if you don't mind a little patina - you should apply a stone soap or a penetrating sealer
. Glaze 'N Seal (800/4861414) manufactures a variety of sealers and concrete-care products.
For recoating ease, your best bet is to apply a clear penetrating sealer
or an exterior stain that also seals.
If you are able to remove the stain, seal the floor with a penetrating sealer
. Dont use wax on tile, as it can trap moisture, add to maintenance chores and possibly make the floor slippery.
Some unglazed terra-cottas are sealed at the factory; unsealed unglazed tiles should be sealed with a penetrating sealer
(which allows the tile to breathe) after installation.
A penetrating sealer
is all right, but give the surface an extra day or two to dry before preparing food on it.