Q: Why do I need to use your Stone Sealer products?
Q: Which product should I use if I am a residential user and my granite was sealed a couple of years ago by a professional and I just want to re-seal it?
Q: How can I prevent mold and mildew growth in grout?
Q: What effect do cleaning chemicals have on my granite or marble kitchen & bathroom surfaces?
Q: Do your products seal concrete and masonry?
Q: Does the concrete need any special preparation before applying your concrete sealants?
Q: Can I apply paint or other coatings over the Concrete Sealer products?
Q: Do I need to seal my concrete pavers with your concrete sealants?
Q: Will Concrete Sealer X-1 protect my concrete against salt damage in winter?
Q: Are the concrete sealer products non-yellowing?
A: Yes all of our concrete sealants are non-yellowing and are stable to sunlight and UV exposure.
Q: When should I apply Concrete Sealer Products?
Q: Do I need to protect non-concrete surfaces from Concrete Sealants?
Q: What is concrete scaling?
Q: What are the main differences between the different Stone Sealer products?
A: The two main products that fabricators use are Stone Sealer #1 and Stone Sealer Concentrate which are both solvent based impregnating silicone polymers which is the industry standard type of sealer that has been used for decades.
The difference between the products is that Stone Sealer Concentrate is twice the strength of Stone Sealer #1 which means that two coats of Stone Sealer Concentrate is exactly the same as four coats of Stone Sealer #1. Fabricators use both stone sealant products for all types of natural stone including Marble, Granite, Slate, Limestone and Terrazzo. Two coats of Stone Sealer #1 is normally adequate protection for most types of natural stone but when the fabricator knows he has a very porous stone or it is going to be installed in a high traffic area then the Stone Sealer Concentrate will be used. Both of these products leave a natural finish (no gloss) and after they are cured they do not affect the appearance of the natural stone surface.
When a wet look (low-medium gloss finish) is required then Stone Enhancer #1 can be applied over the top of any of the sealer products after they have cured which is normally 24 hours. Stone Enhancer #1 cannot be applied to unsealed natural stone because it is a topical finish and on unsealed stone it will be drawn into the interior of the stone. This two step process is the preferred method to achieving a wet look, however, exactly the same effect can be achieved in a single step by using Stone Sealer #5 which is a combination of Stone Sealer #1 and Stone Enhancer #1 in a single bottle.
Stone Sealer #4 is also a solvent based impregnating silicone polymer, but it contains a citrus base as opposed to the petroleum distillate contained in all of the above products. Stone Sealer #4 will provide similar stain protection to Stone Sealer Concentrate and it is designed to leave a natural finish, however, some fabricators claim that it provides a small enhancing effect particularly on slate.
When it is not possible to use the above solvent based products due to environmental constraints, limited or enclosed working areas or personal choice then a water based sealer must be used. Stone Sealer #2 and Stone Sealer #3 are both water based impregnating sealers. The difference between the products is that Stone Sealer #2 is a silicone polymer and a cousin to all of the above sealers which have wide industrial acceptance. Stone Sealer #3 is a new type of chemistry(fluoropolymer) that has recently been introduced into the stone industry because it exhibits better stain protection against oil based stains than the traditional silicone polymers. Stone Sealer #3 is our equivalent to the well known Bullet Proof product. As a general rule water based sealers do not perform as well as solvent based sealers particularly under abuse conditions.
Q: What is the best way to apply the Stone Sealer products?
Q: What is the life expectancy of Sealers and Enhancers?
Q: Who are some of the customers that have used your concrete sealer products in the last couple of years and can you provide a recent reference?
US ARMY in Afghanistan
US ARMY in Iraq
US ARMY in Philippines
City of Palo Alto, CA
City of Salinas, KS
City of Fairfax, VA
City of Round Rock, TX
City of Wabash, IN
City of Granby, CO
Manassass Airport, VA
Yaeger Airport, WV
Gagne Foods, ME
Smithfield Food, NC
Whitley Education, KY
Sheraton Hotel, CA
Fairfield Inn, NY
Delaware College, PA
Holiday Inn, TN
Lalique Properties, CA
Campus Crest Construction, GA
Campus Crest Construction, NM
Turks & Caicos Islands
S&H Supply, PA
Q: Do you have any Testimonials?
Q: How do Concrete Sealer X-1 and X-2 work?
Q: How do your prices compare with other Concrete Sealers?
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