Distinctive Concrete of New England in Rowley, MA

Distinctive Concrete of New England in Rowley, MA

Cleaning and sealing stamped and colored concrete should be done on a regular basis just like any other home maintenance. The frequency will depend on how high a traffic area to cars, foot traffic, water, and any chemicals the concrete is exposed to.

Distinctive Concrete of New England recommends resealing every 2 or 3 years. If you wait longer, you may notice the color fade slightly. But just like waxing a car, reseal your stamped concrete and the color will be as vibrant as the day it was installed.

Distinctive Concrete offers the following maintenance plan:

1. Rinse dirt/debris off stamped concrete surface with a garden hose or pressure washer.

2. Apply a small amount of liquid dish soap to surface and scrub with a push broom.

3. Rinse well with a garden hose or pressure washer until there is no sign of soapsuds.

4. DRY surface completely with a leaf blower or wait 24 hours to air dry.

DO NOT APPLY SEALER TO A DAMP/WET SURFACE.

5. Once the surface is completely dry, apply the sealer as follows:

  • Stir in one jar of Anti-Skid material to a 5-gallon pail of sealer.
  • APPLY SEALER USING A 1" NAP ROLLER ONLY. ANTI SKID MATERIAL WILL NOT TRANSFER THROUGH A SPRAYER. Apply sealer in approximately 2' x 4' sections. This will ensure full coverage without missed spots. Keep stirring sealer while applying to keep the Anti-Skid suspended in the sealer.
  • Sealer should be applied when air temperature is above 55 F. Best results will be obtained by applying sealer during cooler temperatures -- fall and spring -- or before 10 am and after 4 pm in summer months when surface temperatures should be under 90 F.

6. A second coat can be applied after the first coat is tack free (not sticky to your touch).

7. Your stamped concrete should be resealed every 2-3 years to protect your investment. One 5-gallon pail of sealer will cover approximately 1,000 sq.ft.

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