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after staining patio concrete do I need to seal it?

I am going to stain my concrete patio. Do I need to apply a sealer after that? Which one do you recommend?
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Posted 2015-04-02T16:26:36+0000  by sarahmcarp sarahmcarp
 
Hi sarahmcarp!

Welcome to The Community!

Behr concrete stain is both colorant and waterproofing all in one.

When you apply two coats, you create a surface coating that will repel water and maintain color for several years.

In several years, when the surface begins to show wear, simply use Behr Concrete Cleaner and rinse before applying a fresh coat of stain.

The Other Way:
If you apply additional sealer, like polyurethane, to the surface, you actually create additional maintenance.

In several years, when the urethane begins to wear, you'll need to remove the entire urethane coating so the new stain can absorb into the uncoated cement.

Keep it simple!
Posted 2015-04-02T18:02:38+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
 
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