Resealing an Acrylic Concrete Sealer

Resealing Acrylic Concrete Sealers

If you currently have a water based acrylic concrete sealer down, then you want to reseal with a water based acrylic concrete sealer. If you currently have a solvent based acrylic concrete sealer down, then you want to reseal with a solvent based acrylic concrete sealer. If you apply a water based acrylic concrete sealer over a solvent based acrylic concrete sealer, or if you apply a solvent based acrylic concrete sealer over a water based acrylic concrete sealer, then the solvent based acrylic will attack the water based product, resulting in coating failure of both acrylic sealers.

If you currently have a water based acrylic concrete sealer down and want to switch to a solvent based, or have a solvent based acrylic concrete sealer down and want to switch to a water based, you need to completely remove the old acrylic sealer before applying a new one.

The best way to remove an old acrylic concrete sealer is with a heated pressure washer and a coating stripper. Depending on the age of the old acrylic sealer, a coating stripper may not be required, but if you can visibly see a gloss or sheen, a coatings stripper may be necessary. Removing a coating will take a lot of elbow grease, and you need to follow the directions to a “T”. You can’t apply a stripper and immediately rinse it off, you will need to let it sit and scrub it off before rinsing!

A few top rated coating strippers are as follows:

How To Reseal An Acrylic Concrete Sealer

Resealing a solvent based acrylic concrete sealer and resealing a water based acrylic concrete sealer require different amounts of work.

If you want to reseal a solvent based acrylic concrete sealer, you simply make sure the surface is clean andHigh Gloss Concrete Sealer on Concrete dry, and then you put down 1-2 new coats. It is that easy to  maintain a solvent based acrylic sealer. If there are white spots present in the coating, repair the spots with Xylene before resealing.

If you want to reseal a water based acrylic concrete sealer, there are a few extra steps. First, if any parts of the acrylic have delaminated or turned white, they need to be removed. You can’t re-emulsify a water based acrylic so damaged areas need to be removed. Once damaged areas have been removed you need to screen scuff the entire surface and then clean it to allow for proper bonding of the new coat. Apply 1-2 news coats within the application window, and let dry.

Water based acrylic sealers are harder to repair, maintain, and reseal, but they are popular because of their water based formula. It is always best to follow the directions provided by the manufacturer and if you have any further questions, contact their technical support staff so you have the most up to date information on how to apply, repair, and maintain their products.

Best Acrylic Concrete Sealers

Ready to reseal? Consider the following top rated acrylic concrete sealers:

Solvent based acrylic sealer reviews:

Water based acrylic sealer reviews: