Cleaning and sealing stamped concrete decks should be done on a regular basis just like any other home maintenance. The frequency will depend on how high the concrete is exposed to foot traffic, water and any chemicals.
The following maintenance plan is recommended;
1. Rinse dirt/debris off stamped concrete surface with a garden hose or pressure washer.
2. Apply a small amount of liquid wash soap to surface and scrub with a push broom.
3. Rinse well with a garden hose or pressure washer until there is no sign of soap lather.
4. Dry surface completely with a leaf blower or wait 24 hours to air dry.
N.B: DO NOT APPLY SEALER TO A DAMP/WET SURFACE.
5. Once the surface is completely dry, apply the Sealer as follows:
- Stir in one jar of Anti-Skid material to a 5-gallon pail of sealer.
- Apply sealer using a 1” Nap Roller only. Anti-Skid material will not transfer through a sprayer. Apply sealer in approximately 2’ x 4’ sections. This will ensure full coverage without missed spots. Keep stirring sealer while applying to keep the Anti-Skid suspended in the sealer.
- Sealer should be applied when air temperature is above 55 Fahrenheit. Best results will be obtained by applying sealer during cooler temperatures – or before 10am and after 4pm in summer months when the temperature should be under 90 Fahrenheit.
6. A second coat can be applied after the first coat is tack free (not sticky to your touch).
7. Your stamped concrete should be resealed every 2-3 years to protect your investment. One 5-gallon pail of sealer will cover approximately 1,000 sq.ft.