Direct Colors™ High Gloss, Water-Based, Acrylic Concrete Sealer is a durable, cross-linking acrylic, water-based sealer is ideal for interior concrete applications, particularly for concrete decor, confined spaces and areas with little ventilation to the outside. One or two coats can be applied to indoor floors depending on the desired gloss level. Our Water-Based Acrylic Concrete Sealer is a green product with very low VOC and it is compliant in all 50 states. Also available in 4 oz. and 8 oz. trial sizes for testing and smaller projects.
Water-Based Acrylic Sealant Coverage:
Depending on the porosity and condition of the concrete, our High Gloss Water-Based Sealer will cover approximately to 350 square feet per gallon. For outdoor projects, apply two coats of sealer for increased durability.
Do not apply water-based sealer when surface temperatures are below 60°F with an air temperature difference of 5° or less. Central heating, radiant or convection heaters, or similar heating devices should be turned off during application. In-floor heating should be set at 60-65° before application and turned off during the process.
Apply to fully-cured concrete only using a 3/8″ nap roller, Floor coater, Trim pad, HVLP sprayer or Airless Sprayer. For best results with water-based sealers, soak the applicator in warm water and shake out access before beginning the application. Allow up to 24 hours of drying time after each sealer coat. No more than two thin coats of sealer should be applied to any surface indoors or out. Thick coats will result in an inconsistent finish with tacky areas that may not set-up correctly. Sealers applied with an applicator should be “pushed on” only. Pulling back with the applicator will result in unattractive sealer streaks that often require stripping to correct. Do not apply a second coat of sealer in areas where the sealer has remained white or is tacky to the touch. Keep in mind that not all concrete slabs are completely level or smooth which can cause sealer to pool or appear dull in spots if the troweled finish is uneven. If you live in a humid climate or the weather conditions are damp and overcast, give the surface additional time to dry. Do not walk on wet sealer; it will leave permanent impressions on the surface. Cover your feet with plastic bags to protect your floor’s finish. Do not allow foot or vehicle traffic for up to 24 hours after sealing. Do not apply to surfaces in excess of 80-85°F.
High Gloss Water-Based Acrylic Concrete Sealer should be used for concrete basement floor applications ONLY when the humidity is low, water seepage is not a problem and/or a moisture barrier is in place. Under certain conditions, water can become trapped between the concrete slab and the sealer resulting in a milky appearance or pressure cracks. Consider consulting your concrete contractor or builder for more information prior to undertaking any basement project.
• Best low odor, high gloss sealer option for indoor applications
• Water-based, High Gloss (47% Solids)
• Interior/Exterior Sealer
• Green Product – VOC Compliant in all 50 states
• Available in 4 and 8 oz. trial sizes