We all know the feeling of a clean driveway in front of your house. Nothing beats it. When you drive to your house and it all makes sense. You know you got your driveway sealed in a good way. If you have not already sealed it; In this article we want to explain to you how you can seal a driveway, what the best way is to apply the concrete sealer and what product is best for the job.
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What is the best driveway sealer for concrete?
For this to find out we have to take a little deepdive into the type of products we have. For sealing the concrete we use our product Oppercon Sealer and for deepseal or impregnate we use our product Permacon. There is a difference between these products; Where Oppercon really puts a seal on the building material, Permacon is a penetrating sealer. They both have their good and bad points. Oppercon is easily applied with a low-pressure spray and once used on your driveway you cannot paint over it. The product is a sealer on the surface on a molecular level. Permacon is really penetrating concrete and you can paint over it, because it does not form a seal, it becomes part of the concrete.
Should a concrete driveway be sealed?
That is really up to you. You are reading this article, so we can assume you are looking for a concrete driveway sealer. You probably don’t like the fact that your surface is getting dirty or stained. If you don’t mind to do a little work by spraying the product on your concrete, then you can truly benefit for a lot of years of a well maintained driveway. There are several benefits, which we will go into in the next paragraph.
What are the benefits of using a concrete sealer for a driveway?
With impregnation you can make concrete surfaces water and dirt repellent afterwards. The principle of impregnation is that the pores and capillaries are closed up to a depth of 2.5 mm at the molecular level. Moisture and polluting liquids cannot adhere to the surface, they roll off and are not absorbed.
A concrete driveway that is treated with Oppercon stays dry and offers you the following advantages:
- the dirt-repellent effect prevents stains
- no development opportunities for algae, bacteria and fungal spores
- better protected against frost
- UV resistance and color fastness preserve the aesthetics
- protected against driving rain
What do you use to seal a concrete driveway?
Oppercon is easy to use and can be used by DIY enthusiasts for impregnation. You will need a paint roller or low pressure sprayer and rubber gloves to apply the concrete sealer.
Other surfaces of doors and windows etc. must be carefully masked off with foil and tape before you will apply the concrete sealer.
Make sure you clean any paint residu of the surface and apply the sealer on a dry driveway. It is recommended to apply it between 41 °F and 77 ° F. If you have a high porous or worn surface, you can apply a second layer. Make sure to apply it before the first one has dried completely.
Is it better to spray or roll concrete sealer?
You can use both. On small surfaces you can use a roller for the driveway sealer, and for bigger surfaces it’s easier to use a low pressure sprayer. It’s up to you actually. The result is the same and the surface will be protected as good with any of the two options.
Best sealers for driveways
Now you know everything there is to know about the best sealers for driveways. The only thing left to do is use our calculator so you can get an estimate of how much you need of our Oppercon Sealer.
- Very economical: depending on the porosity an average
1 liter is sufficient for 88 ft².
- Available in 1 / 2,5 / 5 / 10 / 25 Liter.