"Paint sealer" performance

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Ian

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"Paint sealer" performance
« on: October 21, 2015, 08:16:27 AM »
A few questions on "Coloured Concrete Paint Sealer" (http://cswcoatings.com.au/concrete-paint-coloured-sealer/):

1) I'm wondering how the performance of "Coloured Concrete Paint Sealer" (http://cswcoatings.com.au/concrete-paint-coloured-sealer/) compares to the standard/deluxe/premium range of penetrating sealers (http://cswcoatings.com.au/penetrating-concrete-sealer/).
That is, stain resistance and expected wear (as per the table on the sealer page).

2) Is "Coloured Concrete Paint Sealer" a penetrating or film-forming sealer? (Having read your excellent articles, I'm favouring a penetrating sealer).

3) Any comment on how it compares to mass-market retail concrete paints?

Also, is it possible to tint penetrating sealers?

(The project is a garage/workshop floor, 6.5 x 8.5 m. Some colour other than grey would be appreciated! Two-pack urethane is overkill for this job)

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Re: "Paint sealer" performance
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 10:21:36 PM »
Apologies for the incredibly late response, this one slipped through.
1) Coloured Concrete Paint Sealer being a modified acrylic coating will perform in a very different manner to a penetrating sealer with most suppliers specifying a reseal every 3-5 years. Though this is dependant on abrasion exposure. Only in rare circumstances would a penetrating sealer be suggested for a garage floor environment with most applications involving a coating.
2) Film-forming
3) Hardware stores suit a certain niche though alkyd resins (retail concrete/paving paints) are considered quite weak.
In theory it’s quite possible to tint any protective sealer though we have not tested with our range.