With all the time and investment you have made into installing the concrete countertops of your dreams, you are at the point where you want a concrete sealer that is nearly maintenance free and can stand up to almost anything spilled on it. Despite concrete’s strong and resilient appearance, it is extremely porous and susceptible to staining from acids, oils and wine immediately upon contact.
In order to protect the concrete countertops it is essential that you seal them with a concrete countertop sealer as soon as possible. Concrete countertops are constantly in use and exposed to household staining and water penetration so reapplication of the concrete countertop sealer is required.
High Gloss Durable Concrete Coating:
While looking for a stain proof, zero maintenance concrete sealer may be unrealistic from a penetrating concrete sealer, a concrete coating such as the Polyaspartic 745 is one of the most durable options out there. The Polyaspartic 745 is a concrete coating that stands up to anything you can spill on it, every time.
Natural Finish Concrete Sealer:
The glossy, color darkening qualities of the Polyaspartic 745 are not for everyone. If more of a natural finish is desired the concrete Countertop 880 is the best option. (If you prefer a water based version use the Countertop 770). Although it is a penetrating concrete sealer, it gives you time to clean up spills before they are able to penetrate into the concrete countertop, especially oily based substances. Use with a concrete countertop wax for additional stain resistance and protection.
Manage your expectations: Penetrating concrete countertop sealers are great for keeping the natural beauty and appearance of the concrete itself but they do require a maintenance plan. Always remember to take great care and clean up any spills in a timely manner. As with any concrete sealer, always use a cutting board and don’t cut directly on the concrete countertop.
Penetrating sealers are great for keeping the natural look and texture of the concrete but require some additional maintenance and more frequent reapplication. For extra protection use a concrete countertop wax which will protect the concrete countertops from additional staining.
Low Sheen Concrete Sealer:
If you are looking for a sheen that is in between, the concrete Countertop 660 is a great alternative with its not too shiny, not too matte finish.