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Seal over concrete stain?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Neighbor2NV, Sep 29, 2002.

  1. Neighbor2NV

    Neighbor2NV LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I just stained my garage floor a DARK gray, I read the directions front to back many times and it never says anything about sealing over the stain? The floor is 25+ years old, I washed/cleaned the surface with BEHR cleaner, then eched with their rust and echer, then a coat of the dark concrete stain. Should I get some BEHR concrete sealer and put it over the top? THX for the help...
     
  2. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    I can't say with 100%, but believe a sealant is in order for you. I've seen the picture of your garage, it looks nice. Good luck.
     
  3. Neighbor2NV

    Neighbor2NV LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    thanks for the help, the floor really makes the garage.... I emailed BEHR and I am waiting on there reply.. here is a pic, I have to do one side at a time but you get the idea..

    floor1.jpg
     
  4. eskals

    eskals LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    I would say the Behr's response will be NO. Their Concrete Sealer is a Silconized product that is designed to penetrate like the Silconized Acrylic concrete stain. If the sealer cannot penetrate, then it will sit on the surface and create a goopy mess.

    Eric
     
  5. Neighbor2NV

    Neighbor2NV LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    this is the email they sent me today....

    Bill,
    Thank you for your inquiry into Behr products. The #910 One Part Epoxy
    Clear can be added for extra durability if desired; however, it isn't
    necessary.
    Gordon..

    so? what do you all think?
     
  6. eskals

    eskals LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    I didn't know that they had a clear in the 1-Part Epoxy. My only concern with adding the epoxy would be what happens when you need to do a maintence recoat in the future? Would you have to off strip off the clear coat before applying the stain again?

    Eric
     
  7. Neighbor2NV

    Neighbor2NV LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    well this is not going to work:( So DONT buy Behr Concrete stain for your garage floor. It WILL lift on to hot tires
    I just put down some cheap tile till I decide to do next.... Glad I only did half the garage.. less to strip off later

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