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    Aged Cedar Patio Furniture
  • Bird feeder made out of a ceramic tea cup and saucer held in place with artfully crafted metal rods attached to a piece of wood
    Bird Feeder
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Water and salt can damage your concrete driveway if it’s not sealed correctly. SEAL-KRETE Dry-Look Penetrating Concrete Sealer uses silane-siloxane technology to bond with concrete and form a watertight seal.

Step 1 Prep & Prime:
Proper surface preparation is critical to the success of all SEAL-KRETE coatings. The surface should be clean, dry, sound and free of dirt, dust, oil, wax and grease. You may need an oil stain remover such as Krud Kutter Oil Grabber to lift stubborn oil stains. Pressure-washing is recommended.

BARE CONCRETE: Concrete must have cured for a minimum of 30 days. Etch smooth-finished concrete (such as basement or garage floors) with a concrete etching solution like SEAL-KRETE Clean-N-Etch. Note: If etching with muriatic acid the area must be neutralized before proceeding.

PAINTED SURFACES: For use over one-part water-based coatings only; not recommended over acid-based stains or oil-based coatings. Freshly painted surfaces must have cured for a minimum of 72 hours. Paint must be sound (not blistering or peeling). Existing painted surfaces should be cleaned with a solution of Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) and water. Rinse well and allow to dry.

Step 2 Apply Paint:
SEAL-KRETE Clear-Seal Concrete Protective Sealer is ready to use; do not dilute. Stir gently; do not shake. Apply in light, even coats. One coat is recommended; however, over porous surfaces (like saltillo tile) or when a higher sheen is desired, apply a second coat. Note: Sealer goes on milkywhite but dries clear.

Roller: Dampen roller, remove excess water, then saturate roller with product. Keep a wet edge while rolling. Do not allow to puddle, foam or run. (Use a 1/4” nap for smooth surfaces, 3/8” nap for rough or porous surfaces.)

Pump Sprayer: Set at a fine spray and apply using a circular motion. To eliminate puddling or to achieve a more uniform finish, backroll immediately after spraying.

Coverage: 150-300 sq. ft. per gallon, depending on surface porosity.