The Barefoot Concrete water-based sealer range make very effective polished concrete sealers.
The nano-sized polymers penetrate deep into the substrate and form an acrylic co-polymer matrix throughout the top layers of the concrete. This matrix remains for the life of the concrete, but the outerwear layer should be replenished with a maintenance coat every 3-5 years depending on traffic.
All the products in our sealer range are water-based, environmentally friendly and safe to use. They contain low VOC’s and therefore are a safe option for sealing internal floors.
Our products can be applied to wet or damp surfaces. They are also UV stable and breathable so they will outlast most other polished concrete sealers in outdoor applications.
Use W881 Grout Polymer as a binder for wet grouting applications. It will bind fines from the slab together to fill all fine cracks, pinholes and voids. It can either be ground to a creamy consistency and squeegeed off or worked until dry and cut back.
Seal honed concrete with a two-stage sealing system with W881 Grout Polymer followed by B883 Stain Resist Sealer. The W881 Grout Polymer will subtly enhance the colours and reduce the substrate porosity. The B883 Stain Resist Sealer or G887 Stain Protect Sealer top coat will add increased strength and stain repellency and can be buffed to a gloss finish.
B883 Stain Resist Sealer or G887 Stain Protect Sealer can also be used as a stand-alone sealer for honed concrete. It will not significantly darken the surface and will leave a satin finish. This product makes the stone pop out as it will add shine and colour without significantly altering the cement.
For highly polished concrete surfaces seal with G887 Stain Protect Sealer. It has the smallest individual molecule size of the Barefoot Concrete water-based sealer range and is designed to penetrate dense surfaces that are usually very difficult to effectively seal. It also has good hydrophobic properties.
The level of gloss produced by both B883 Stain Resist Sealer and G887 Stain Protect Sealer depends mostly on the finish of the surface to which they are applied. As true Nano sealers, they will leave a very fine layer that will conform tightly to the existing contours. Application of additional coats will build on the surface film and thereby increase the level of gloss. Both products can be buffed to achieve very high gloss levels.
For more information on the types of concrete sealers go to the Concrete Network for an overview of the best type of coatings for protecting, beautifying and prolonging the life of concrete floors and slabs.