for Indoor and Outdoor Applications:
Premium Water Repellent Sealer
Cure and Seal
Strong and durable clear concrete sealers for outdoor applications. SureCrete manufactures a wide verity of clear acrylic sealers to meet VOV laws as well as warm weather and freezing temperature applications.
How do you select the proper clear outdoor concrete sealer?
When you’re looking to protect exterior concrete, there’s just one type of sealer that you need: Acrylic. That said, there are many different types of acrylic sealers, any one of which could be the best sealant for your concrete.
If you live in a climate that deals with lots of overnight freezing and daytime thawing temperature differentials, you should consider using our line of premium HS Series solvent acrylics (available in 20% and 30% solids versions). Specially formulated for superior penetration, these sealers are better suited to deal with the moisture changes inherent in a freeze/thaw environment.
These are also the products we suggest if you are looking to go in a more eco-friendly direction, with lower VOC options made available.
Our most cost-effective sealers are in our Super Series line, available in a 20% and 30% solvent acrylics, as well as a water-based and low-luster water-based acrylic. These products can provide superior protection without breaking the budget.
Whether you need to protect a beautiful new patio overlay, or simply need to reseal an existing driveway or sidewalk, we’ve made the perfect sealant for your project readily available at any one of our many stocking locations located conveniently all over the United States.
What is the difference between HS and Super acrylic sealers?
SureSeal has three types of acrylic sealers: Cure and Seal, Super, and HS Series. Although both the Super and the HS are acrylic, they differ in the chemical makeup of the solvents used and other additives. To illustrate this let’s do a cross-comparison of the Super 30 versus the HS 360. For starters they are both 600 g/l VOC, this will work in all states that do not have low VOC regulations in place. Outside of the same VOC and solids of acrylic, there are no other similarities. The HS 360 utilizes slower evaporating solvents which give a long application window and is perfect for days when the temperature is higher than 90 degrees. One noticeable change in the application is the lack of spider webbing that occurs in most traditional acrylic sealers. On top of the change of solvents, the HS Series also utilizes the addition of “Silane.” This is a great feature as it helps the sealer to penetrate farther into the concrete or concrete overlay. Another benefit is its chemical reaction with the minerals in the cement. Silane grows crystals inside the pores slowing hydrostatic pressure, efflorescence, and acts as an additional layer of protection for staining even when the acrylic film wears off from use.
It is for these features that the small cost difference between the two types of acrylic sealers is about 3-5 dollars more per gallon. From all the testing in high-temperature states such as Texas and Florida to multiple freeze-thaw cycle states like North Carolina and Pennsylvania, the HS Series constantly outperforms and outlasts all other solvent acrylic sealers on the market.
What are The Different Surecrete HS Sealers?
Acrylic Concrete Sealers – When using Acrylic sealers most contractors will apply 2-3 coats of this sealer with multiple coats of a high-quality concrete surface wax. Acrylic sealers are not as hard polyurethanes and scratch easier. To maintain this sealer, it is recommended to wax the floor a few times a year. Resealing the floor with an acrylic sealer is highly recommended every 2-3 years to maintain proper mileage and protection of the concrete surface. SureCrete
offers both solvent based and water based acrylic concrete sealers. Super 20 & 30 – 600 g/l concrete acrylic sealer Super WB – Low VOC 100 g/l and is a 30% solids concrete acrylic sealer
The HS Series concrete sealer is the preferred choice as it not only creates a water-resistant concrete floor coating, but it carries Silane properties altering the cream of the concrete and making the surface more durable, slows
moisture migration, and delivers some added protection if the sealer wears down too far before reapplication.
HS 200 Series – Available in 600 g/l & 400 g/l and is a 20% solids premium acrylic concrete sealer. HS 300 Series – Available in 600 g/l & 400 g/l and is a 30% solids premium acrylic concrete sealer.
Water-based acrylic clear sealer that can be applied to both vertical and horizontal concrete surfaces.
SureCrete’s CS Series Concrete Cure and Seal Products are Manufactured with high-quality ingredients to help cure and protect newly poured concrete surfaces for harder and longer lasting concrete life.
What is the difference between a cure and seal and an exterior acrylic sealer?
Answer: Acrylic sealers are the perfect exterior protection on concrete surfaces. Cure and Seals are acrylic sealers by definition but are used with a specific purpose in mind. Most sealers repel moisture and stains on the surface but are breathable to allow moisture in the concrete below out. Cure and Seals though use a styrenated acrylic, with the intention of not allowing moisture in the concrete out. With this very specific attribute, cure and seals are used on freshly poured concrete surfaces that have a high amount of moisture left in the cement and aggregate surface. By doing so it slows the curing process and allows the concrete to become stronger and more durable for seal curing concrete.
SureCrete’s SureGrip™ is a great way to make sealers less slippery and help prevent slip and falls when floors are wet or snow covered.Available in may option including, Fine grip additive, Heavy Duty grip additive, and a coarce brocast product.
Information on Floor Sealer Anti-Slip Products:
No matter what type of coating or sealer you want to apply to keep your concrete flooring project beautiful and well protected, one thing every homeowner or retail store manager should be concerned with is slip resistance. Keeping your floors safe to walk and work on is just as important as keeping them looking bright and beautiful.
At SureCrete, we make sure you can have all of your bases covered in preventing slip and fall accidents in your home or workplace. With SureGrip, you can mix a slip-resistant additive into your sealer or coating, so that as it is applied to your roll out your protective barrier on your concrete surface. SureGrip™ is also available in a broadcast form that can be directly “thrown out” onto your floor after the sealer has been applied, but before it has had time to dry.
SureCrete SC Matting Agent is an additive for solvent acrylic sealers and solvent polyurethane clear top coat that lesses the gloss sheen.
SureCrete manufactures some of the worlds latest technology in clear concrete sealers and coatings. Are you sealing clear concrete or adding some color? A few factors need to take into consideration. Is the sealer to be used indoors or is it to be outdoors. Sealers that can be used outside like the Sure Seal family of sealers can be used inside and out, they are vapor permeable acrylics. Conversely, the Dura-Kote line of sealers should not be outdoors because there are not vapor permeable. There are also much more durable than acrylics. Even if you want a Gloss or satin finish will help you determine your which sealer to use that seal’s concrete.
Be it a new concrete project, or simply the revitalizing of an old one, maintaining strong protective sealers penetrating concrete can be the key to keeping your project in excellent condition for years. We have chemically designed penetration sealer coatings for each application you could have, and we take great pride in making sure each one is formulated to give you the strongest, cleanest and longest lasting protection for your surfaces.
For indoor coatings, you can select from our extensive varieties of polyurethanes, polyaspartic or epoxies. If you’re looking to protect a piece of cast concrete, check out some of the sealers in the Xtreme Series lineup. For keeping that outdoor concrete application strong, try one of our Acrylics or Cure & Seals. And, of course, no matter what your project needs, we can find you a pigmented sealer for indoor or outdoor use through our ON DEMAND coatings that will perfectly match your color schemes.
So put SureCrete to the test, as we pride ourselves on providing the strongest and most comfortable to apply sealers and coatings in the concrete industry so that you will always be using the very best coatings product on the market including staining real products. We’re confident that we have a sealer that will perfectly match your project needs.
The first priority for every job involving concrete should be to strip off whatever coating was there previously, either chemically or mechanically. Once the previous coating has been removed, the slab can be cleaned and profiled. Since most concrete becomes damaged over time, you now need to check for and repair cracks and patch holes and pits in the substrate. To prevent future breakdowns in your concrete surface, dealing with the primary cause of most failed slabs – moisture – is the last step in a well-prepared surface.
SureCrete manufactures products for each and every step of your project and we’ll make sure that your finished concrete surface lasts a very long time.