How To Clean Stamped Concrete
It is necessary to clean the concrete before applying the sealer, using SealGreen Oil Cleaner Degreaser assures maximum penetration of the sealer. Apply the cleaner with a pump sprayer. Finally, rinse the cleaner off with a garden hose or a pressure washer. The purpose of this step is not only to remove visible dirt but to also clean out the pores of the concrete which though may look clean may still be dirty and impede the sealer from working properly.
If your stamped concret has mold or mildew we recomend to use the Sealgreen Mold Mildew cleaner.
Before you remove the old sealer testing is recommending: The Enhancing Sealer will give a wet look to your stamped concrete. To see what this looks like before sealing, pour water over the floor and observe how the stamped concrete changes color and shines. If none of this happens it is time to remove the old sealer.
Usually it is not necessary to remove the old sealer. but if the sealer has to be remove use the Sealgreen Soy Gel product. Apply the Soy Gel generously and allow to work for a minimum of 2 hours before rinsing. The longer the Soy Gel remains on the concrete the easier is to remove the old sealer. Do not allow product to dry on the concrete. cool days or late in the day is best for this process.
Allow the concrete to dry for at least 24 hours after washing. Not allowing the concrete to fully dry will cause the applied sealer to turn milky white where ever water is left over. It will also shorten the life of the sealer. Very humid days allow 48 hours to dry before sealing.