One of the worst aesthetic problems that can afflict concrete is staining. While structurally not a problem, stains can permanently mar the surface of your concrete, offering a nasty visual blemish that will plague your home forever.

Whether oil stains on your garage floor, wine stains on your concrete countertops, or stains from fallen leaves marring your outdoor concrete, you want to protect your concrete from stains before they happen.

There are two classes of products when it comes to choosing a product that will protect concrete from staining. A penetrating concrete sealer or a durable concrete coating.

Penetrating concrete sealers are natural finish products with fluro polymers to resist staining from oils and greases. They are great options to lock out surface spills and materials from entering into the concrete, ensuring the spills remain pooled on the surface for easy clean-up. Penetrating concrete sealers are limited in their stain protection as spills do need to be cleaned up in a timely manner.

Durable concrete coatings do as their name suggests and coat the concrete to completely stop the penetration of fluids. Extremely resilient and resistant to chemicals, acids, gasoline, and abrasions, spills can be left on the surface for extended amounts of time before needing to be cleaned up.

When it comes to choosing a penetrating, concrete stain repellent sealer the Siloxa-Tek 8510 is the deepest penetrating, highest performing and longest lasting product in the Siloxa-Tek line. Comprised of almost 100% actives, it is able to resist water instrusion, deicing salts, chlorides, freeze-thaw cycles and staining from oils and greases. This proprietary {silane/siloxane} concrete sealer contains a proprietary stain repellent additive and dries completely clear with a natural finish that will not change the look or appearance of the susbtrate.

Siloxa-Tek 8510 is an excellent choice when it comes to protecting concrete from oil based stains and spills. If you are looking to protect concrete from wine, leaf stains or acids a concrete coating is going to be a better option.

One of the best thin mil concrete coatings systems to completely stop concrete from staining is the Epoxy 325 primer followed by the Urethane 645 top coat. The Epoxy 325 is an industrial grade, water based, two-component epoxy that acts as a bonding primer to promote adhesion and durability of the top coat. The Urethane 645 is a two-component, solvent based urethane top coat that completes the system with incredible abrasion resistance, acid resistance, chemical resistance and stain resistance.

The Epoxy 325 and Urethane 645 can only be used on interior applications. If you are looking for a concrete coating that can be used on an exterior application, the Wear-Tek 4400 is an excellent choice.

Why Ghostshield?

With the molecular nanotechnology in Ghostshield concrete sealers, these unique formulations are unlike any other sealers on the market. Deconstructed and rebuilt one nanoparticle at a time, attention to detail and superior technological advances have made the sealers indestructible and specially engineered for the specific application of preventing concrete staining. The Siloxa-Tek 8510 or Epoxy 325/Urethane 645 are the only sealers and coatings you should be considering if you want indefinite, industrial grade protection from concrete staining.

8510 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Siloxa-Tek 8510

Water, Salt & Oil Repel +

325 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Epoxy 325

Epoxy Primer & Coating

645 Concrete Sealer Bottle

Urethane 645

Urethane Topcoat

Published Wednesday 13th of July 2022 // Updated Wednesday 17th of March 2021

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