Refresh Your Concrete Front Porch
- SEAL-KRETE Oil Stain Remover
- SEAL-KRETE Clean-N-Etch
- SEAL-KRETE LockDown Bonding Primer
- SEAL-KRETE Floor-Tex Textured Concrete Coating
- SEAL-KRETE Clear-Seal Concrete Protective Sealer
- Paint roller (1/4”, 3/8” or ½” nap, see details under “Apply Paint” section) or nylon-polyester brush.
- Safety goggles & rubber gloves
- Stiff-bristled broom
- Pump sprayer or watering can
- Garden Hose with Spray Attachment
Prep & Prime
Proper surface preparation is critical to the success of all SEAL-KRETE coatings. The surface should be clean, dry, sound and free of dirt, dust, oil, wax and grease. You may need an oil stain remover such as SEAL-KRETE® Oil Stain Remover to lift stubborn oil stains.
Bare Concrete: Concrete must have cured for a minimum of 30 days before application. Etch the surface with SEAL-KRETE Clean-N-Etch to allow for proper penetration and adhesion. Etching is especially important for smooth-troweled concrete surfaces and is also recommended for rough finished surfaces. After etching, rinse thoroughly and let dry. For best results apply one thin coat of SEALKRETE Lock-Down Concrete Bonding Primer.
Surface Cracks: Use a paintable acrylic or urethane caulk to repair hairline cracks. For other cracks (up to 3/8” wide) use a flexible, acrylic concrete patch or filler. Let all materials cure fully.
Previously Stained or Painted Concrete: For use over one-part water-based coatings only; not recommended over oil-based coatings. Remove loose or peeling paint and degloss surface by sanding (150–200 grit sandpaper).* Follow with a general cleaning. Rinse thoroughly and let dry. Then coat the surface with SEALKRETE Lock-Down Concrete Bonding Primer.
SEAL-KRETE Floor-Tex Textured Concrete Coating is ready to use; do not dilute. Use only when air and surface temperatures are 50° to 90°F (10° to 32°C). A minimum of 2 coats is recommended. Apply first coat and let dry to touch, then apply second coat in a direction perpendicular to the first.
Brush: Use a high quality, nylon bristle brush.
Roller: Use a short nap (1/8”, 3/16” or 1/4”) cover – synthetic or mohair blend.
Protect Your Investment
For added protection and durability, apply a high quality clear acrylic finish such as SEAL-KRETE Clear-Seal – available in both satin and gloss sheens.
Floor-Tex Coverage: 60 sq. ft. per gallon
Clean occasionally with a mild soap and water solution. Do not use solvent, citrus or oil-based cleaners. If needed, scrub surface with a soft bristle brush or shop broom. Rinse with a garden hose or power washer (less than 1200 psi) held at least 18 inches from the surface, using a fan spray pattern. Re-apply sealer every 2 years, or as needed.