Sealing Natural Stone, Craig’s Outdoor Renovations

WBS is putting together some simple ‘How To’ videos showing where and when you should be sealing decorative concrete on a typical outdoor renovation.

Natural Stone Sealer Pro Seal 896

‘Craig’s Place’ will involve sealing natural stone tiles, sealing new concrete ready to be honed. More videos will come about concrete colour sealed driveways and pathways. Stay tuned…

 

Honed concrete, preparing concrete for a hone and seal.

sealing honed concrete

Honed concrete, how to hone and seal concrete.

  • How to protect new natural stone pool coping from the concrete pour.
  • What type of concrete mix, finishing requirements the contractor needs.
  • Pouring, placing and finishing concrete ready for honing.
  • Grinding the concrete to a 30grit diamond size usually helps slip ratings.
  • Care required around the new natural stone pool coping. 
  • Using Pro Seal 896 helps to cure and protects from stains until you grind.

Pre-sealing the natural stone coping tiles helps prevent staining and marking during the placement and finishing of the concrete.

Concrete cement colours and aggregate sizes and types will vary. As a rule request a higher strength mix, usually 32 Mpa. Ask your concrete to be careful edging pressure and screed mark depressions, the concrete needs to be flat. All sections need to fall in one plane, strip grates are better than small round grates. My personal finish is with a rotary trowel to compact the fines reducing small air voids. All of these things will affect the finish and how much grinding will be required for an even exposure of stone.

Always use a good grinding contractor with good machinery with at least 5 years grinding experience. They should be using metal bond diamonds and cut the finish at less than 60 grit around an outdoor area for non-slip purposes. Check building codes always for outdoor area requirements. In this case, we finished at 30grit because this will be a pool area, external wet areas can be hazardous for running and slipping.

We applied Pro Seal 896 to the coping tiles in the first video and now to protect concrete from stains prior to honing. This also helps cure the concrete better, before the grinding process 1 week later. Watch the video below and feel free to add comments…

 

Concrete Sealer Pro Seal 896 – It Just Works!

Concrete Sealer with Cure Assist for New Concrete

What do professionals do, to achieve better concrete?

  • Concrete Curing – keep the concrete hydrated for as long as possible
  • Prevent Surface Cracking – reduce rapid moisture loss
  • Protect finished concrete from other trades and reduce end of job defects

Concrete Sealer Pro Seal 896, for Quality Builders / Developers

Concrete Sealer with cure assist – Pro Seal 896 is spray applied to wet surfaces without rollers, always on a wet surface. This method keeps the surface temperature down and helps the concrete sealer penetrate deep into the surface. Don’t wait 28 days to seal your concrete, seal and cure assist in one application with Pro Seal 896.

Water Based versus Solvent Based Sealers Read more…

Re-Sealing Old Coloured Concrete Toppings

Colour Enhancing & Re-sealing Old Coloured Concrete and Driveway Spray on Toppings

Revive your driveway by bringing back the colour of old faded resurfaced concrete or oxide coloured concrete.

pro polish-770 first coat colour enhancing sealerPro Seal 896 final sealer coat

Day 1 – Pressure clean and seal water soluble degreaser and first coat of enhancing sealer to bring back the colour using Pro Polish 770.

Day 2 – Rinse down and apply Pro Seal 896 to finish. This adds a UV stable cross-linking clear sealer, increasing abrasive strength to the surface.

The coloured topping comes back to life. Also suitable for Sandstone cleaning and sealing. The best way to clean and seal concrete and natural stone. Step by step instructions…

Check out the video

If your a builder, pressure cleaner or contractor, schedule a free on the job demo…