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We can provide you with competitive cleaning and sealing pattern imprinted concrete quotations from our database of authorised paving installation companies around the UK.

Whether you are looking to have your pattern imprinted concrete driveway, patio or footpath resealed, this service is absolutely FREE.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete Before Resealing
Pattern Imprinted Concrete Before Resealing

When pattern imprinted concrete needs to be resealed the surface will be faded, with some white patches.

The original sealer will have gone brittle and start to appear flaky, revealing the bare concrete below.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete After Resealing
Pattern Imprinted Concrete After Resealing

Cleaning and Sealing Pattern Imprinted Concrete is Required Every 3 to 5 years

When pattern imprinted concrete is first installed it is sealed with an acrylic sealant solution. The sealant becomes a sacrificial protective layer to prevent the concrete from wearing.

In time the hardened sealant itself will wear thin due to use and should be replaced in order to continue protecting the concrete surface from any damage.

When pattern imprinted concrete sealant is first applied it will give the surface of the concrete a shiny appearance as though it is still wet but this will fade with time to provide a matt effect.

Cleaning and Sealing pattern Imprinted Concrete
Pattern Imprinted Concrete

Cleaning and Sealing Pattern Imprinted Concrete: The Process

  • Before cleaning and sealing pattern imprinted concrete it should be returned to the state it was in before it was originally sealed when it was installed.  To do this the concrete surface should be cleaned of all dirt, algae and moss with soapy water and a fungicide.
  • Oil spillages and other stubborn stains should be removed with a degreasing agent.  And all traces of the original sealant should be removed with a mild acid wash and then the surface rinsed clean with a power wash, before being allowed to thoroughly dry.
  • If the surface is still wet or there is a chance of rain, the job should be delayed until the concrete is completely dry otherwise the sealant will not bond to the concrete and the whole process will need to be repeated from scratch.
  • New sealant solution is normally sprayed or brushed onto the concrete surface but it should not be allowed to pool in the joints.  To properly protect the concrete with newly applied sealant it is better to apply several thin coats rather than one thick one.  Each coat of sealant should be allowed to dry before the next is applied in order to allow it to bind to the surface properly.
  • On sloping driveways, small particles of micro-polyethylene (a type of plastic) can be added to the sealant to provide additional grip and improve skid resistance.

Solvent Based Microporous Acrylic Sealer

Although water-based sealants are available for pattern imprinted concrete, a good quality solvent based microporous acrylic sealant should be used for better performance.

Water-based sealants should not be used as they are not durable enough and they make any problems with the concrete surface more difficult to resolve than acrylic based sealants.

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