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Concrete sealers to maintain a new look

After applying stamped concrete to an exterior surface of your home, the expert will seal it. The primary benefit of outdoor concrete sealers is that they serve as a second layer of protection against oil, stains, deicing chemicals, antifreeze, and more. However, sealers also protect against hot tire marks, abrasions, and daily wear and tear. You will even find that keeping the surface clean becomes much easier.

For the best results, you want to hire a Sundek installer or contractor with experience who uses top-quality products, like SunClear EcoProtect and SunClear UltraProtect. Along with the benefits mentioned, resealing a stamped surface will enhance the color and even maintain the integrity of the design, whether it is rock, brick, wood, slate, or something else.

Resealing Schedule

Just as with the initial application of outdoor concrete sealers, it is just as important to have the surface resealed. For stamped concrete, the most trusted source suggests resealing every two to three years. If the area receives a lot of foot or vehicle traffic, you should schedule resealing for each year to two years, while less-busy areas could probably go three.

For enjoying all the benefits of resealing a surface with outdoor concrete sealers, the installer will apply the product at just the right level. If applied too thick, the sealer could puddle on the surface rather than penetrate it. Using a water-based acrylic sealer, that individual will also reapply the sealer in two coats. 

Finding the Right Installer

Because both the initial and follow-up applications of outdoor concrete sealers are so critical, when you search for a qualified professional for the project, make sure that person follows the appropriate schedule. Going by the recommended schedule is the best thing you can do for the stamped decorative concrete application.

By having a driveway, walkway, patio, pool deck, or some other outdoor surface resealed on time, it will look amazing and provide you with many years of enjoyment, virtually maintenance free.

 

Pool Deck Clean and ready to Enjoy

Has your pool deck seen better days? With summer fast-approaching, now is the perfect time to do something about it. Fortunately, you can rely on premium maintenance products from Sundek to breathe new life into your pool area. Because of that, there is no reason to live with a dirty dungy pool deck.

Top Product Choices

  • SunKleen – This general-purpose cleaner works incredibly well. Especially for grease or oil spots commonly found around pools due to suntan lotion and cream, SunKleen penetrates and cleans.
  • SunSpot – This highly concentrated solvent is another powerful yet safe degreaser. Made from citrus fruit oils, it too removes oil and grease from decorative concrete surfaces.
  • SunTough – When resurfacing your pool deck with a decorative concrete overlay, this innovative product prepares the concrete surface so that when a professional installer begins the job, the overlay will react and penetrate better. That ensures a beautiful surface that will provide you with many years of enjoyment.

Thanks to these products, keeping your pool area in pristine condition has never been easier.

Cleaning Your Pool Deck

Experts recommend that you hose off the deck and use either a push broom or squeegee to remove as much standing water as possible. Then, as soon as you notice a stain, oil or grease spot, or other surface issues, you can use one of the other products mentioned, followed by rinsing well.

Whether you are dealing with oil, chemicals, shoe marks, food or beverage stains, or even tree sap, you have viable options for tackling the problem. In no time, you can open your pool for the summer and keep it in perfect condition throughout the season. If you handle the cleaning of the pool deck, be sure to pay attention to the instructions of the product you use.

Concrete Pool Deck Resurfacing

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard and enjoy hosting family get-togethers, throwing weekend bashes for friends, or perhaps entertaining clients on occasion, you want your deck to look perfect. However, when walking outside, you notice that it has faded and discolored in areas, you see small imperfections, and overall, it needs a facelift. Fortunately, you can get ready for next summer with pool deck resurfacing.

When resurfacing your pool deck, there are no piles of broken-up concrete, dust floating through the air, or weeks if not months of waiting for workers to finish the job. The reason is that the existing deck should not be ripped out and replaced. Instead, a professional installer can apply a decorative concrete overlay that enhances the current surface or changes the aesthetic entirely. Ultimately, there is no mess, and workers complete the project in days.

You now need to choose the right decorative concrete overlay. For pool resurfacing, Classic Texture is a trusted solution. This acrylic spray-on product is beautiful thanks to a broad range of color choices and design effects. However, it also offers a safer and more comfortable walking surface. For a one-of-a-kind aestheticlook, you can have various aggregate effects added or custom score lines or masonry effects created.

SunStamp is another superior product for pool deck resurfacing and mimics the appearance of natural materials like river rock, cobblestone, wood, brick, slate, flagstone, and more. That combined with beautiful color choices and application techniques make stamped concrete a highly-versatile solution that will wow anyone who comes to visit.

There is also a spray-on acrylic textured product called SunSplash, which produces a gorgeous, safe, durable, and maintenance-friendly surface. If preferred, you can have additives added and design effects created to achieve whatever look you want. Along with being an excellent choice for pool deck resurfacing, you can have this product applied to vertical surfaces such as patio walls, outdoor fireplace surrounds, and more for a cohesive design.

 

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