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What are the benefits of water-based sealers to homeowners, applicators and contractors?

Pressure cleaning, also known as power washing, is often used to clean concrete surfaces such as driveways, patios, and sidewalks. There are several reasons why pressure cleaning concrete is important:

  1. Remove dirt and stains: Over time, concrete surfaces can accumulate dirt, grime, and other stains. Pressure cleaning can effectively remove these unsightly marks and restore the surface to its original condition.
  2. Prevent slip and falls: A buildup of dirt and grime on concrete surfaces can make them slippery, increasing the risk of slip and fall accidents. Pressure cleaning can remove these hazards and make the surface safer.
  3. Increase longevity: Concrete surfaces are exposed to harsh outdoor elements such as sun, wind, and rain. Pressure cleaning can help remove these elements and prevent premature aging and damage, increasing the longevity of the concrete.
  4. Improve curb appeal: A clean and well-maintained concrete surface can improve the overall curb appeal of a property, making it more attractive and appealing to visitors and potential buyers.

Overall, pressure cleaning is an effective and efficient way to maintain the cleanliness, safety, and longevity of concrete surfaces.

However, pressure cleaning is good, but sealing the concrete with a non-toxic, water-based sealer is even better!

Pressure cleaning and sealing concrete is an important aspect of maintaining the appearance and durability of concrete surfaces. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of using water-based sealers like W881 Sealer, B883 Sealer, and G887 Sealer for cleaning and sealing concrete, especially for contractors and applicators who can now clean and seal on the same day with this product as they are all wet on wet applications. Additionally, we will also highlight the benefits to homeowners who can enjoy a safe and environmentally friendly product, with high durability and excellent stain resistance.

While pressure cleaning is a popular method for removing dirt, grime, and other unwanted substances from concrete surfaces, just cleaning the surface is not enough, as concrete is porous and susceptible to dirt and stains, damage from moisture, freeze-thaw cycles, and chemicals. Sealing the concrete with a water-based concrete sealer can protect the surface from these elements and improve its longevity. In addition to the protection, a sealer can enhance the appearance of the surface, giving it a more premium and finished look.

The water-based sealers that Barefoot Concrete supplies are an excellent choice for cleaning and sealing concrete as they are eco-friendly and safe for the applicator and the environment. These sealers contain low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making them an excellent choice for indoor and outdoor applications. VOCs are harmful chemicals that can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation, headaches, and other health issues. By using water-based sealers, contractors and homeowners can ensure a healthy and safe environment for their families and pets.

Moreover, one of the key advantages of Barefoot Concrete’s water-based sealers is that it can be applied to wet surfaces, making them an ideal choice for outdoor applications where the surface can be cleaned and while wet, immediately sealed. Wet application sealers, as they are called, are designed to be applied to wet surfaces, which makes the application process quicker, more convenient and more efficient. Additionally, this type of sealer, like B883 Sealer, can be applied to green concrete, and can be sealed on the same day the concrete is poured! This enhances the protection of the concrete, helps it cure by not allowing the moisture to evaporate quickly, and the concreter’s won’t need to come back the next day to acid wash the concrete. This can be a significant advantage for contractors who want to complete projects quickly and efficiently.

Another benefit of water-based sealers is their ability to form a matrix seal that does not blister or peel. This means that once the sealer is applied, there is no need to worry about callbacks or repairs. The sealer will remain intact and provide long-lasting protection to the surface. This is an important factor to consider for contractors who want to provide high-quality work and avoid costly repairs or callbacks.

Additionally, water-based sealers are that they are concentrated, making them economical and easy to transport, and will make up 3 to 4 times the product and cover 3 to 4 times the area. This is beneficial for contractors who need to transport the sealer to job sites, as they can carry more product in concentrate with less effort. The concentrated formula also means that instead of a 20L bucket covering 100m2, it can now cover up to 450m2, reducing the overall cost of the project and increasing the profitability to the applicator or contractor.

For homeowners, the benefits of using water-based sealers are numerous. Firstly, and most importantly, the safe and environmentally friendly nature of the product means that there are no harmful fumes or chemicals to worry about. This makes it an excellent choice for households with children or pets, as there is no need to worry about their health and safety. It is also easy to DIY, just dilute it and apply it! The high quality and durability of the product mean that homeowners can enjoy long-lasting protection for their concrete surfaces. This can be especially important for outdoor surfaces that are exposed to the elements, as they are more prone to damage.

Furthermore, water-based sealers offer excellent stain resistance and water repellency, which means that homeowners can easily clean their surfaces and protect them from future damage. This can be particularly important for surfaces such as driveways and patios, which are frequently used and can be exposed to spills and stains. With a water-based sealer, homeowners can be sure that their surfaces will remain clean and protected for years to come.

Finally, water-based sealers can be easily reapplied in the future when needed with minimal disruption as all you need to do is pressure clean and seal. This means that homeowners can maintain the appearance and durability of their concrete surfaces without the need for extensive repairs or contractors, they can do it themselves.

Contact Barefoot today to find out more about their W881 Sealer, B883 Sealer and their G887 Sealer.