THE CONCRETE SURGERY – CUSTOMER QUESTIONS
What is the coverage rate for sealer when applied to pattern imprinted concrete?
I want to maintain and reseal my PIC every one or two years to ensure the surface remains protected and looks as new as possible at all times.
Some customers like to reseal on a regular basis. If this is the case, it is highly unlikely that the sealer will have been worn off between reseals. In such instances, rather than applying ‘another coat of sealer’, it is a good idea to treat the area with the sealer rejuvenator. Doing so will melt the sealer causing it to fully melt and when the sealer rejuvenator has evaporated and the acrylic has reset the sealed surface willlook brand new. This then saves you money, reduces potential ‘sealer issues’ such as blooming and delamination, prevents an area looking ‘false and plasticy’ from an overly thick layer of sealer on the surface and doesn’t compromise the skid resistance values of the paving. Win, win, win, win.
In areas of high wear the paving may still look a bit dull when the sealer rejuvenator evaporates because the sealer layer may have actually been worn off so there was no sealer available on the surface to melt with the sealer rejuvenator.
These dull areas are the only areas that need a top up of actual sealer in order to produce a resin rich sealed layer. The total area will then look brand new (and will be protected) although very little actual sealer will have been used.
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