Stamped Concrete Cleaning: Mistakes to Avoid

Avoiding concrete cleaning mistakes will go a long way to improving the look and function of concrete floors. Property owners accrue many benefits by sealing concrete floors. On the other hand, some people end up with a complete mess or one that does not last long. Where do they go wrong?

Surface Preparation

Before sealing the concrete floors, the surface should be clean. This involves sweeping it, or bumps will form when complete.

Working in a Circle

When sealing concrete floors, the direction of application is quite tricky. If a person begins from all corners of the room towards the center, the person is circled in and eventually, he or she will step on the wet surface leaving footprints.

Choice of Sealer

Different products work on different surfaces. The choice depends on the expectations of the user, for example, if the user wants it shiny or not. For a lustrous one, the film former is appropriate and for a course look, penetrate is the best choice.

A Damaged Surface

The process of sealing concrete floors is most effective on even surfaces. If the surface is course due to chipping off, the result will be unappealing. Lay the floor with concrete and let it dry.

Manufacturer's Instructions

Every packaging comes with directions on what to do and what to avoid. However, very few people, if any, read the instructions.

Insufficient Supplies of the Sealer

Avoid running out of supplies. For instance, find the square footage of the surface by multiplying the length and width of the area. As an estimate, one container will be useful for at least 200 square feet.