Stamped Concrete and Exposed Aggregate Restoration Tips

Applying a sealer to a Stamped Concrete or Exposed Aggregate surface should be done every 2-3 years. This will help restore the look while curing and protecting the stained surface. In most cases a Wet Look Concrete Sealer is desired.

  1. Clean the surface to remove all dirt, grime and or stains. Pressure Washers will make the process quicker. If you need a cleaner please see this list: Concrete Cleaners
  2. Removing a failed sealer may be needed if the coating has turned white or yellow in color: Paver and Concrete Sealer Stripper
  3. Allow the area to dry completely. Usually takes 1 0r 2 days.
  4. Make sure to remove any dirt or debris prior to sealing. Never apply sealer to a wet or damp surface!
  5. The easiest way to apply a sealer is with a roller. Use a nap of 1/2" to 3/4" best best results.
  6. Dry time can take a few hours. Makes sure that cars stay off the area longer. Usually 24 hours is best.

*Manufacturers instructions supercede this tips!

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    Thomas · 05/18/2021
    What can I use to seal limestone and what type of prep is needed. Thanks 
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    KenHagler · 04/20/2020
    What is the coverage per gallon of your Super Sealer 30 on aggregate concrete?
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    Hazel Owens · 06/30/2016
    I didn't know that a failed sealer might need to be removed before resealing exposed aggregate or stamped concrete. I would have thought that you just put the new sealer on, but I could see how that could be bad after too many layers. I'm also surprised at how long you should let the area dry after using a sealer stripper. I'll keep that in mind next time I need to treat my exposed aggregate! Thanks.