Wet look sealers are sealers that make the substrate look wet; exactly as their name suggests. The substrate can be concrete, stamped concrete, pavers or exposed aggregate to name a few. One of the most requested finishes we are asked about is a wet look sealer. This is because of the color enhancement and beautiful appearance the substrate is left with after sealing.

When looking for a wet look sealer you are essentially looking for a high gloss finish that will enhance and beautify the colors and textures of the substrate. Wet looks sealers are usually of the acrylic variety and are of a solvent based chemistry. Typically lasting longer than their water based counterparts, wet look sealers will enhance textures, colors and sheen. Water based acrylics are excellent eco-friendly options but often lack the color enhancement and wet look finish one desires when looking for a decorative concrete sealer. When looking for a wet look sealer look for a solvent based sealer to get the most intense wet look finish.

Decorative concrete sealers can be prone to a variety of issues including bubbling, blushing and whitening if not applied properly. Click here to read our list of quick fixes to learn to remediate a wet look concrete sealer problem.

So how do you achieve this much desired wet look? Cryli-Tek 5505 is the most advanced, industrial strength decorative solution for a wet look finish. One of the best solvent based acrylics the Cryli-Tek 5505 is guaranteed to outlast and outperform all other wet look sealers on the market, the Cryli-Tek 5505 is the most advanced decorative solution ever formulated; designed to provide an enhanced surface appearance. Cryli-Tek 5505 is specially formulated to seal decorative and residential concrete while enhancing the color of stamped concrete, exposed aggregate, and colored concrete pavers; giving these surfaces a deeper, richer appearance. Cryli-Tek 5505 gives concrete a high gloss finish that highlights the color and texture of surfaces. This product has an extremely fast set time and an unsurpassed stain resistance. The treated surfaces will not chip, flake, delaminate, breakdown or turn yellow with UV light exposure.

What sets Cryli-Tek 5505 apart from other wet look acrylics is the formulation using nanotechnology. Since nanotechnology involves the direct manipulation of atoms, we are able to construct the sealer from the bottom up using techniques to develop the highest performing seal. Since our team starts by deconstructing the atomic components on the nanoscale vs. the macroscale, changed properties result from the changed size and structure.

Through this manipulation of our nanoparticles and the way they are then structurally assembled, Cryli-Tek 5505 has an extremely fast set time and an unsurpassed stain resistance. Cryli-Tek 5505 gives concrete a high gloss, wet look finish that highlights the color and texture of surfaces. If you are looking for the highest quality wet look sealer available on the market you can look no further than Cryli-Tek 5505.

If exposed to deicing salts and freeze-thaw conditions solvent based acrylics will need to be reapplied every 1-3 years to maintain their instense, wet look finish. If you are looking for a longer lasting solution, a moisture cured urethane like the Wear-Tek 4400 may be a better option. Although it is a more expensive up front expense, it can last upwards of five years before needing to be reapplied. Wear-Tek 4400 is able to withstand deicing salt exposure while giving concrete a deep, wet look finish.

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Cryli-Tek 5505 High Gloss / Wet Look Decorative Concrete & Paver Sealer: Buy Now

  • Leaves a high gloss / wet look finish that enhances and protects concrete, stamped concrete and pavers
  • Breathable, non-yellowing, non-whitening and UV stable
  • Resists surface staining and surface deterioration
  • Use with the Grip-Tek 250 for added traction and slip resistance
  • Lifespan: +3 years
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Wear-Tek 4400

Moisture Cure Urethane

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Cryli-Tek 5505

Solvent-Based Wet Look

Published Wednesday 29th of September 2021 // Updated Wednesday 7th of July 2021

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