Concrete Staining and Sealing: Do DIY Treatments Work?

If you have a concrete surface that you want to make more beautiful and functional, then you may have made a stop in your local hardware store’s concrete care aisle. You likely saw products that would add color, products that would add texture, and other products that are made to protect concrete. You may have seen that each one said it was the best. You’re likely not sure which of these many options is the best for your concrete.

At Fuller Concrete Staining, we can make it easy for you: You’re not going to find a product in your hardware store that’s as good as professional concrete staining and sealing. Not only are DIY products inferior to what we can offer, but the combination of our expertise and our commercial quality tools means better protection and a better stain for your concrete. Read on to learn about the benefits of both staining and sealing, then contact us at 310-944-9099 for your quote.

The many benefits of sealing your concrete

Do you want to ensure that your concrete surface looks as great as possible for many years to come? If so, concrete sealant is likely what you’re looking for. There are two main types of protection offered by concrete sealing:

  1. Sealing makes your concrete less absorbent. As a result, it’s much less likely to be damaged and / or stained when it comes into contact with chemicals, water, salts, or oils.
  2. Sealants make your concrete less likely to be damaged by either vehicle traffic or heavy foot traffic.

If you’re sealing stained concrete, then we’ll likely suggest a clear sealant. It will work to enhance the color of your stained concrete and end with a lovely, satin finish. In most cases we won’t recommend a high gloss finish for one reason: After a few months of being in exterior elements like rain and dirt, it will dull down considerably. We want you to have the best possible long-term results.

The many benefits of staining your concrete

Who says your concrete has to be a dull gray? If you want beautiful, rich, deep, dimensional, and long-lasting color on your concrete then you need it professionally stained. We’ll start by adding a layer of stain color that deeply penetrates your concrete. We can use a wide range of techniques to give you the texture you want and can create any type of color effect you’re imagining.

If you buy concrete staining products at your local hardware store, it will just sit on the surface. Much like paint or any other type of coating, that type of stain doesn’t penetrate down into the pores of your concrete. Our products do. As a result, it won’t flake, it won’t peel, and it’s completely UV stable. It’s not going to fade over time like other products can.

Are you ready to learn more about your concrete staining and sealing options? Then reach out to Fuller Concrete Staining at 310-944-9099 right away. We are here to help you get the concrete you’ve been imagining.


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