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UV resistance is defined as the ability of a material to resist ultraviolet (UV) light or sunlight. UV light, or sunlight, will cause non-resistant materials and surfaces to fade or discolor.

Sunlight is high in ultraviolet rays and is very destructive to coatings and concrete. The UV light can break down coatings so they dull, fade, whiten and crack. Ultraviolet resistance is the ability of a material to withstand the degradation that can be caused by exposure to ultraviolet light. If a concrete sealer has a low ultraviolet resistance, it could be subject to premature or unintended failure as a result of deterioration.

As concrete sealers age they lose their sheen, gloss, and if a stain was used, the original color it once had. Especially in direct sunlight. A high quality UV resistant concrete sealer is similar to putting on sunscreen before going outside.

Choosing a Treatment

Concrete sealer selection is important when dealing with an environment with high levels of ultraviolet radiation. Some concrete sealers have a lower ultraviolet resistance than others. UV technology in Ghostshield sealers and coatings imparts enhanced protection from the effects of sun and weather exposure. Unique properties of our sealers remain in tact when subjected to long-term outdoor exposure; demonstrated by their ability to endure a minimum of 1,000 hours of weatherability testing.

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