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.

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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