Concrete staining

This question was asked by
Kate van den Driessche

Hello,

I would like to discuss options for staining a poured, polished concrete floor with a brass inlay design. The floor was exposed to a leak 12 months ago and as a result has a number of cracks and ‘pigment picture framing’ that is an eye sore. We are exploring options of replacing the whole floor, but I would like to understand what finish we could achieve with filling cracks and staining the whole area. Could you please contact me to discuss further.
Many thanks,

Kate

Hi Kate
we can definitely help you with this, we just need some pictures so we can establish exactly what the problem is and recommend remedial work .
Could you send those to drew@adseal.info

Michael Palin

Smart Colour Stain

This question was asked by
Jason watts

Hi, is it possible to create a virdgres pattern on my new concrete workshop with your colours, if so can you list what I will need to cover 6 square meters. I will require prep stuff stain and sealer. Also would you be so kind as to include the total price , many thanks.

Hi Jason
I’m sure we can help you with this. the person you need to speak to will be available at the end of next week and will contact you.

Michael Palin

Endura Faux Fusion

This question was asked by
John Fathers

Hi, I have recently laid new concrete and plan to grind and polish shortly. Could I mix the above with the densifier at the polishing stage.
I am looking to get a random density of a colour as a finish. If not is there another product I could use inj this way.
thanks in advance

Hi John
yes you can mix the Endura faux Fusion with the densifier at the polishing stage
We strongly recommend you do a small test area first though

Endura Faux Fusion (EFF)

Michael Palin

Price and quantity required

This question was asked by
Darren Wood

Afternoon,

can you please supply me with a cost please for the Water Based Sealer Matt,

I need to cover approx 60sqm’s and apply 2 coats.

Also can you advise on delivery times to site.

Regards

Hi Darren
we’d suggest you get a 15 litre container to be safe
Approx 8 m2 per litre depending on surface porosity

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Michael Palin

internal concrete wall

This question was asked by
Amanda Aleksova

Hi, I am currently resnovating a property abroad and wondered if the water based gloss sealent would be suitable, as it is water based I wouldnt be restricted from carrying it in my luggage. I would like the concrete wall to have a glossy finish, please could you advice
Thanks
Amanda

Hi Amanda
this is a link to the product that will help you with your internal wall

Endura Solid Stain (ESS)

but you will need to check with the authorities about taking it on board as we don’t have any information about that.

regards

Michael Palin

Sealing an internal concrete floor in my kitchen with underfloor heating

This question was asked by
Phil

Hi, im hoping someone can help. I have just laid a concrete floor which I have ground and honed. I now wish to seal the floor and so looking for a sealer that is suitable to for internal use and is ok with underfloor heating. I would also like a sealer that will enhance the colours of the aggregate and glass I have added as well as the concrete its self. I would also like the finish to be silk / gloss. are you able to direct me to a product that would be suitable please..thanks

The only one I would really suggest mainly as the floor has been honed would be the High Gloss Polyurethane as the is the one that will adhere the best.

High-gloss Polyurethane Sealer (INHGPU)

 

Drew Palin

Hardening a garage floor

This question was asked by
Grant Wilde

Hi, looking to seal a residential concrete garage floor which is constantly dusting and so soft it can be scratched easily with a metal object or even the sole of my shoes. Ideally it could be applied quickly and easily to half the garage at a time, so I don’t have to pull all the stuff out at once! Would the nano-lithium be suitable? Thanks.

No the Lithium densifier is for use when polishing, it will have little affect on a normal concrete slab.

What you will be best of doing, if you can, give the floor a really good jet washing to remove the loose surface material and then seal the concrete, this will stop the surface from dusting again.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Drew Palin

Concrete sealer for garden ornaments

This question was asked by
Jennifer Morton

Hi, I’m trying to find a concrete sealer I can put over concrete ornaments I’ve made and painted with masonry paint, preferably something that gives uv protection and will be non yellowing and dry with anything from Matt to light sheen, not full gloss, for you sell anything that fits the bill? Many thanks and best wishes Jenny

Hi

As you have use a paint on the concrete I would suggest using a water based sealer rather than a solvent based one as the latter could remove the paint.

https://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Water-Based-Sealer-Matt.html

We have a range of colours designed specifically for colouring concrete, if you are interested please check out
https://www.adsealcolours.co.uk/Concrete-Stain-Colour-Charts.html

Drew Palin

Best stone sealer for Raj Blend

This question was asked by
Parm

i HAVE JUST HAS HAD 100SQM OF RAJ BLEND SANDSTONE LAYED IN THE GARDEN. THE JOB IS COMPLETE AND NOW AM LOOKING TO GET THE PAVING SEALED.

TWO QUESTIONS

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY THE SEALANT AFTER A NEW LAY

WHAT SEALANT COULD BE RECOMMENDED FOR A NATURAL MATT FINISH AND ONE FOR A WET LOOK.

I HAVE SEEN ON THE PAVING EXPERT SITE THAT Heavy Duty Sealer IS A GOOD OPTION BUT I WANT TO BE SURE.

I have put links below to 3 suitable sealers, The water based one is a matt finish without altering the colour, the Stone and slate will give a matt/satin finish and enhance the colours and the Heavy duty is the same as the Stone and Slate but will give a satin/gloss finish.

You are best to leave it for 3-4 weeks after finishing to allow the mortar to completely dry before applying a sealer.

Stone & Slate Protector (SSP)

Water Based Sealer Matt (WB25)

Heavy Duty Sealer (HD)

Drew Palin

Colour matching issue for concrete

This question was asked by
Chris Helliwell

My drive laying company has gone out of business
I have a 260sq m area which does not match the colour of the more recently laid extra 60 and how much do you think it will cost to get the 260sq m recovered

The Solid colour stain was designed to colour large areas of concrete 1 uniform colour, if you combine this with the smartcolour (diluted) you will get the same 2 tone look that Imprinted concrete should have.

Take a look at the videos section at www.adsealcolours.co.uk this will give you some idea of what is involved.

Endura Solid Stain (ESS)

Smart Colour Stain (SMART)

Drew Palin