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Driveway and Concrete Sealers

There are a number of different kinds of driveway and concrete sealers. If you have an asphalt driveway, you can buy a five gallon bucket of asphalt driveway sealer for under $20. Make sure to get the tools you will need for the job at the same time you buy the sealant; the same stores and retail websites that sell the sealant usually have the tools for sale as well. You should also take note of how long it takes for the asphalt to dry; you may have to park your car elsewhere while the sealer is drying.

If you want to buy a concrete sealer, then a good idea is to buy one that is for both inside and outside of the house. A garage floor sealer does not have to cost a lot of money if you know where to find one. There are ones that are sold as small tubes, either individually or in sets of twelve, and they are for filling cracks in the cement driveway and there are gallon sized buckets of sealer that will protect the cement floor from dripping oil from the car.

If you want something to cover the entire garage floor, then it is a good idea to first of all measure the floor or driveway so you can then estimate just how much sealant is needed. Concrete indoor/outdoor sealers are sold in gallon sized buckets and it should note on the bucket how many square feet can be covered with the sealer. Often, if you buy all that you need at one time, in bulk, you can get a better deal.

There are different kinds of concrete floor sealant. Some give the floor a ‘wet’ look, while others are made to have a ‘natural’ look. One does not necessarily cost more than the other, although that depends on the brand name you purchase. However, it is often more affordable to get one that does not add a ‘particular’ look to the cement; if you are not particular about this then you can often get something a bit more affordable. One point that is especially important to take note off is that if you are applying the sealant to an indoor room to keep out humidity, then you will need to buy one that is specifically for this purpose. It should be noted on the jug or can whether the sealant keeps out moisture. If the jug does not specifically mention that it is for keeping out moisture, then it will, generally speaking, not do so.

If you do not have a lot of handyman experience, or have never used a floor sealant of any kind before, then make sure you know what you are doing before you start. Reading the instructions carefully is always a must, even if you have applied sealant to a floor before. Different brand names have different instructions; some dry quicker or slower than others, some require different application methods. Follow the instructions precisely if you want the sealant application job to go smoothly and come out just right.

In particular, if you are adding a garage floor coating then you will want to be very careful about the prep work. The number one cause of subpar results with floor coatings is a lack of preparation. This especially shows up in the garage because of the possibility of oil stains. If you don’t clean the stain off completely there is a good chance the coating will not adhere properly.


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