Rated 2.3 out of 5Â by 52
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Plouffe Poor Result
I was wondering if someone could tell me what I did wrong.
I rolled the product on my cobblestone patio and ended up with a white washed finish. I can not even see the color of my stones anymore. I perhaps applied too much of it, but ended up being very bubbly and white washed look.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TomB worked, looks great
Applied 10 gallons to over 2,000 sq ft of hard scape: concrete patio with slate border and concrete wall caps. Used professional grade equipment: power washer to clean and sprayer to apply. Used 2 coats. Looks great after 1 month of high heat and rain. I recommend using a sprayer not roller. I used rollers in the past with other sealers and its messy, does not apply evenly and just does not look good. I hired an experienced painter (guy did my house) to spray on the sealer. It was worth paying the extra money for this skill. I still saved tons $$ compared to the quotes I was getting from "professional" concrete sealing contractors.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by PickyMe Shine Doesn't Last Long
I applied this with a roller over concrete brick painted black on my front porch. It went on easily, dried well with no milky residue and produced a great shine. Unfortunately, the shine did not last very long. When it faded I applied a second coat. Again it produced a great shine which again did not last very long even in places with practically no foot traffic. If it fine if you don't mind reapplying it every few months, but who wants to do that?
September 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Patty Costly Mistake
Our project turned out the same as Tony's below. Now we are in the process of stripping it off along with the highlight colour in our stamped concrete. Very expensive process.
On a positive note, this product has worked great on porous concrete blocks and retaining wall caps.
Don't use it on finished concrete exposed to the elements and / or UV.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jerkface Decent product with just one criticism
I think this product is OK for the price, as it was easy to apply and results were pretty good. I have a 180 sq ft patio connected to 116 ft sidewalk 4 ft wide connected to two 32 sq ft porches, all stamped, colored and textured concrete. It was two years old with a little luster left in it, so I powered washed it, let it dry 24 hours then applied the sealer. Despite what the label said, I applied a light coat about 6 feet at a time via a good quality sprayer, then ran a roller over it since I have peaks and valleys that puddle up. The roller was a low cost and for smooth walls and ceilings. I managed to get all 600-700 sq ft done in about 90 mins.
The good: looks wet, was dry in about an hour (75 degrees mild cloud cover), coverage was exactly what I expected - even put a second coat on the patio.
The Bad: In my high traffic areas where leaves also fall the higher peaks were slightly lighter in color, when I applied the sealer they darkened and matched the original color but when it dried they went back to being lighter. Very strange. This would be my only criticism so I'll forgo additional coats and use a different color enhancing sealer next year.
If your color is in good condition, this sealer is great. I would use both; a sprayer to apply a thin coat and a roller to leave a nice smooth application, Best to do two thin coats than a bunch of heavy coats, I didn't get any milky streaks. I'd also only use it on non-porous surfaces, like high quality concrete or large stones that are fairly smooth on the surface. Porous cement will likely just soak this sealer up and not cover the surface properly.
September 10, 2013