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(SOLVED) Does Exposed Aggregate Concrete Need To Be Sealed?

Regarding the use of a penetrating sealer first and a topical sealer second 🤓 It is doable, but you need to make sure, once again, that the product manufacturer guidelines approve this type of use 🔥 However, if ayou apply the sealer correctly, it will saturate the concrete surface and fill necessary voids and pores in the concrete surface. You should apply the sealer sparingly, and a second person will use an RV brush to random move the product on the surface. This method should not cause material to buildup. This method will yield excellent results if you apply two to three coats of sealer sparingly. [1]
There are two options for applying the sealant: you can use a roller to apply it to the aggregate or an airless sprayer. A brush can be used in small areas or at angles. After cleaning, the most challenging part about applying sealant is to evenly cover the surface of aggregate. If possible, avoid puddles, pools or areas that have a thicker coating than others; this will make the surface look blotchy – instead, work in small sections and focus on each individually to make sure they’re sealed evenly with no roll marks or uneven spots. Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the sealant you’ve chosen for application and drying time recommendations. [2]
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This is how exposed concrete concrete differs from polished concrete. There are two main differences: exposed aggregate can be used outside and features a rough finish that is slip resistant in wet conditions. While polished concrete is used within and is smoother and easier to maintain, it is more durable and easy to work with. Exposure aggregate is an outside material that is exposed to the elements and can be subjected to harsh weather and direct sunlight. needs to be resealed more often Concrete is much more resilient than polished concrete. Clear sealers quickly become brittle due to intense UV radiation from the sun and repeated wet-dry cycles. (We are grateful to Maurisha Brunson who brought this up). [3]
Abram Portillo mandalongresources.com.auThe acrylic concrete sealer is the best product that lasts for three to five years. Acrylic sealer works by creating Apply a thin film to concrete. This thin barrier protects the concrete from water and dust. There are two types of acrylic concrete sealers: solvent-based or water-based. Solvent-based sealing agents emit vapors that can be noxious and have strong odours. If inhaled, the vapor could pose dangers to human health. Safety precautions must be taken to avoid ignition. The glossy look of solvent-based acrylic sealers can darken concrete once they have dried. Water-based concrete sealers, on the other hand are not flammable and don’t emit any vapors. While they won’t darken concrete, the finished product will be less glossy than the solvent-based sealer. Dia Giordano edited this article on September 15, 20,21 [4]

Article references

  1. https://www.concretedecor.net/departments/concrete-sealers/seal-exposed-aggregate-concrete-for-best-results/
  2. https://homeguides.sfgate.com/seal-exposed-aggregate-concrete-walkways-82233.html
  3. https://www.concreteveneers.com/whats-new/2018/4/13/resealing-exposed-aggregate-concrete
  4. http://www.mandalongresources.com.au/how-often-should-i-seal-my-aggregate-driveway/
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