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Decorative concrete expert, Chris Sullivan, provides in-depth answers to common problems associated with acid staining concrete. Find answers to common questions and ask your own questions.
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Hot Weather Sealing Basics

When the weather is hot, what should I watch out for when sealing exterior decorative concrete to prevent problems?


Cold Weather Sealing Basics

Are there general guidelines I need to be aware of when sealing exterior concrete in colder temperatures?


How to Pick the Right Sealer

How do I choose the best sealer to use for a particular project?


The Benefits of High-Speed Buffing of Finish Coats

Will there be a difference in gloss and durability when applying finish coatings with a high-speed buffer instead of a roller or mop?


What Is a Tinted Sealer?

have recently heard a lot about tinted sealers. What exactly are they, and how and where do I use them?


Does the VOC content of the sealer you're using meet current federal and local regulations?

I have heard that the VOC regulations are changing in 2006. How will this affect the use of solvent-based sealers in the United States? VOCs (or volatile organic compounds) are carbon-based compounds released from solvents and plastics that form ozone and


Sealers Perform Differently, Why?

On a recent stained concrete project, some areas of the floor were sealed with a two- part polyurethane sealer, while other areas of the same floor where sealed with a solvent based acrylic sealer.


Compatibility of Water- and Solvent-Based Sealers

Can I go back now and seal over the existing water-based sealer with a solvent-based sealer?

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