How do you get a glossy finish on concrete?

How do you get a glossy finish on concrete?

There are a number of ways to do this, but using a glossy sealer can give your floor an attractive, polished appearance.

  1. Clean the floor.
  2. Select a sealer.
  3. Mix the sealer thoroughly; an electric paint mixer is the best strategy, but you can mix by hand, as well.
  4. Pour some sealer into a paint tray.

Is gloss concrete sealer slippery?

High Gloss Concrete Sealer for Indoor Concrete Spaces One of the dangers of using a high-gloss sealer is that it can become incredibly slippery when wet. This is why putting it around the pool or on any flat outdoor surface is a bad idea.

What is the best sealer for concrete?

Keep reading to find out more about choosing and using the best concrete sealers.

  • BEST OVERALL: Foundation Armor AR350 Wet Look Concrete Sealer.
  • BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: Rainguard Micro-Seal Penetrating Concrete Sealer.
  • BEST PENETRATING: MasonryDefender Penetrating Concrete Sealer.

How long does it take for high gloss concrete sealer to dry?

Most concrete sealers dry fairly quickly and usually dry to touch within 1-3 hours. This is true of both penetrating and topical sealers. Penetrating sealers usually fully dry for traffic in less than 24 hours with topical sealers generally taking up to 48 hours to fully dry for traffic.

How do you seal concrete without it being slippery?

You can make concrete non-slip by applying a layer of non slip concrete sealer or adding non-slip additives or silica sand to concrete sealer before sealing. If the concrete is already sealed you can add a layer of slip resistant paint or non-slip strips can be used.

How long does concrete sealer last?

Reactive penetrating sealers are the longest lasting concrete sealers, wearing away only if the substrate surface itself wears away. These can last up to 25 years in some cases, but we recommend re-sealing concrete driveways every 5-10 years.

Does concrete sealer dry clear?

A concrete sealer will deepen the true color of concrete, and will highlight all the differences in the surface texture that result from floating and finishing. Please note that water-based cure and seals are a milky white color as supplied, but will dry clear if applied properly.

Does paint seal a concrete floor?

Sealing a painted concrete floor is an important step because it adds an extra layer of protection on top of the painted surface. If the painted concrete floor is in an area that experiences heavy foot traffic or contains a lot of furniture, a concrete sealant is necessary to protect the paint from peeling, flaking, wearing off or getting scratched.

What is concrete sealant?

A concrete sealant is a product that prevents water and other liquids from seeping into, or being absorbed by concrete products. This is important to prevent contaminants and cracks within the concrete. Depending on the concrete sealant, it can be made with either petroleum products or acrylics, and can come in many different colors.

What is acrylic concrete sealer?

Acrylic sealers work by forming a protective film atop the concrete. The film protects the concrete in much the same way that a raincoat protects its wearer. The sealer simply covers the concrete surface with a water resistant barrier.