The Factors To Consider When Purchasing A Concrete Paint Sealer

There are a number of factors to consider before applying a concrete paint sealer on any wall or floor. The type, quality and color are just some of the factors that need to be decided upon before purchasing a concrete paint sealer. Alternatively, one can hire a painting contractor to do a professional job on the required surface.

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The price of sealer can vary from as little as $7 to as much as over $100. This depends on the type of product being used and the size of the area that it is being applied on.

However, you do not have to hire a contractor as the job can be done well if you know what type of concrete paint sealer to buy. There are number of different types and any online resource or retail outlet can advise you on the best choice when it comes to deciding what type of product to choose. If applying a sealer outside, it is imperative that you purchase a brand that is equipped to handle the outdoors. This is paramount in areas where there is extreme weather conditions that can damage the surface of the concrete. It is not just the cold that can cause the surface to erode. Rain, wind, hot weather or dramatic rises and drops in temperature can also damage the concrete. Therefore, if applying a sealer to outside walls or floors, it is essential that you choose an outdoor based concrete paint sealer.

Likewise, if you intend to seal floors and walls indoors it is crucial that you choose a concrete paint sealer that is designed for indoor areas. These will usually contain fewer toxins that can be damaging to you and the air content of your home. Users should make sure that any paint sealer that they purchase is approved by the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). When applying a seal, you should check the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) as these are the compounds and solvents that have to be evaporated into the air. Some of these solvents can be harmful to the ozone and to people if exposed to them for long periods of time. Therefore, it is important to check the quality of the VOC.

When choosing a concrete paint sealer, it also advisable that you pick a product that can cover the required surface space, that you are aware of how long the product takes to dry and cure and that you know what color the sealer will be when it is fully dried. It is also crucial that you are aware that the sealer is resistance to mould, mildew and to heat if the surface is likely to be exposed to these conditions. There are a number of top brands of concrete paint sealer. Many contain gloss finishes, others work better on floors. Non-slip sealers should be applied to floors, while gloss finish sealers work better on walls. There is an endless amount of detailed information online as to what one should look for when deciding on the ideal concrete paint sealer.

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