Is it better to roll or spray concrete sealer?

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Is it better to roll or spray concrete sealer? If you want to make sure your concrete floors are well taken care of, if you are looking for specialists who can help you with that grueling and highly specialized task, B-Protek is here for you. Our seasoned experts will offer you a free estimate and then stop by your house to do the necessary process. Contact us today!

We use solvent-based sealers, acrylic sealers, polyurethane sealer and penetrating sealer. Moreover, we will remove any excess sealer to give your concrete floor a shiny look.

What is the best way to apply a concrete sealer?

The answer depends on the surface’s square footage. For large surfaces such as commercial floors, a sprayer is faster and way more efficient. Finally, for small surfaces, such as garages or any other exterior surface, a paint roller or any other type of roller will do the trick. Rolling is a less expensive process.

How should you choose the appropriate tool for your application?

Depending on the surface you want to seal, you could choose different type of sealer such as water-based sealers for the smooth surface. Our seasoned experts will tell you which categories of sealer you need, and they could even take out any excess sealer that’s already on the concrete slab.

Roll & Spray : Advantages & Disadvantages

There are two main advantages to installing a concrete sealer, namely:

  • The concrete surface gains a natural beauty, allowing you to avoid an industrial look that doesn’t really go with a residential style, which is usually a smooth surface.
  • The floor becomes easy to maintain, and it can be cleaned and maintained using a vacuum or a mop. Cleaning the floor becomes a walk in the park.

The 8 Benefits to install a concrete sealer

There are many benefits to installing a concrete sealer on your concrete floor such as:

  1. UV resistant
  2. Abrasion resistance
  3. Available in gray or transparent
  4. Industrial look
  5. Seals and protects bare concrete surfaces
  6. Easy to apply
  7. Quick drying time
  8. Non-flammable

Disadvantages of not sealing your concrete floor

When concrete isn’t sealed, a few problems can occur. Given its porous nature, mold and mildew can easily build up and make the concrete crack, age and/or fail. Moreover, any exterior surface such as concrete can suffer from the sun’s heat, and it could end up flaking and chipping easier. Let’s not forget the cold winter that brings buckles, small cracks and shifting of its surface because of moisture.

The passage from winter to spring, with the change in temperature, brings ice thawing, can add to the concrete’s cracks and damage it even more.

4 steps for sealing concrete

Here we explain the four steps to follow to know how to seal the concrete

  1. Step one : wash the intended surface, taking out all the stains with intensity and give it time to dry
  2. Step two : find and thoroughly repair all the cracks present on the concrete
  3. Step three : when necessary, redo completely the concrete slab to efficiently cover it
  4. Step four : finally, apply by roller or spray 2 to 3 coats of concrete sealer.
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