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Kaixadepandora 05-12-2009 04:01 PM

An incognito sealer
Hi there, I am restoring the concrete floor on my house. When I bought the house, it had the concrete floor already, and it has no shine. Using an orange stripper and a buffer, I sanded a portion of the top, washed with a clean pad, applied a solution of TSP and washed again.
Now I am about to stain it. I tested for absorption and the floor does not seem to be absorbing water as it should. I wonder if there is still some old sealant on it but if so, how to work with it if I don't know whether it was solvent or water based.... I would like to apply an amber color and a high shine sealant on it. Would you have a suggestion for me?
Thank you,

pebblez 05-14-2009 07:43 AM

You may simply have to use a more powerful chemical stripper to remove the sealant. There is also a method where a sheat is laid over the concrete and soaked in stripper, then allowed to dry. This should allow you to lift the dried sealer right off of the floor

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