What Are Some Durable Concrete Coatings?

What Are Some Durable Concrete Coatings?

Epoxy, acrylic sealers and polyurethanes are some durable concrete coatings. Also popular are concrete overlays and penetrating concrete sealers, which make concrete more visually appealing, slip-resistant and easy to maintain.

Penetrating concrete sealers are used to coat concrete that is exposed to harsh outdoor elements. They provide a natural matte finish and prevent moisture. Acrylic sealers create a thin layer of protective film over the concrete and dry quickly. They are available in both solvent and water-based formulas. Polyurethanes provide strong resistance to heel marks, scuffs and stains and are used for interiors and exteriors. Epoxies are a versatile choice, as they produce a hard, abrasion-resistant coating that is long lasting. Concrete overlays provide a strong coating with options to stamp, stencil or stain them.